SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Kelsey Grammer took home the Golden Globe® Award Sunday evening for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his starring role in BOSS, which debuted on Starz in October and is produced by LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company. Recently renewed for its second season, the series has earned widespread critical acclaim.


This is Grammer's third Golden Globe® win and his first for a dramatic role. Over the course of his career, he has been honored with a total of 9 nominations.

BOSS stars Grammer as fictional Chicago Mayor Tom Kane, who holds sway over just about everything in his city. When faced with a terrible secret that threatens his power, his true character is revealed. Also starring in the drama are Connie Nielsen, Jeff Hephner, Hannah Ware, Kathleen Robertson, Martin Donovan and Troy Garity.

"We are so thrilled for Kelsey and thank the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press for their tremendous support of the show," said Kevin Beggs, president of Lionsgate Television Group.

BOSS was created by Farhad Safinia, who also serves as executive producer, along with Kelsey Grammer, Gus Van Sant, Brian Sher, Stella Bulochnikov, Richard Levine and Lyn Greene. The series is produced by Lionsgate Television in association with Grammer's Grammnet NH Productions, Roya Productions and Old Friends Productions.

About Lionsgate Television:
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution and new channel platforms. The Company has built a strong television presence in production of prime time cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming through Debmar-Mercury and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently has 15 shows on more than 10 networks spanning its prime time production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as "Mad Men," "Weeds," and "Nurse Jackie" along with recent series such as the comedy "Blue Mountain State" and the critically-acclaimed drama "Boss" as well as the syndication successes "Tyler Perry's House Of Payne," its spinoff "Meet The Browns," "The Wendy Williams Show," "Are We There Yet?" and the upcoming "Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse."

Leah Krantzler
The Lippin Group for Lionsgate Television
(323) 965-1990

For corporate inquiries, please contact:
Peter D. Wilkes
(310) 255-3726

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