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Santa Monica, U.S.A., Vancouver, Canada – Lionsgate’s acclaimed AMC drama “Mad Men” and hit Showtime comedy “Nurse Jackie” earned a total of 22 Emmy nominations today, including a fifth consecutive drama series nomination for “Mad Men,” which made history last year with its fourth consecutive win tying the all-time Emmy record in the category, and a third consecutive comedy nomination for four-time Emmywinner Edie Falco, who won the Lead Actress trophy for her role in the first season of “Nurse Jackie.”
“Mad Men” scored 17 nominations – the most for any series — including nods for Jon Hamm as Lead Actor (fifth drama nomination), Elisabeth Moss as Lead Actress (third nomination in this category), Christina Hendricks as Supporting Actress (third nomination), Jared Harris as Supporting Actor, Julia Ormond as Guest Actress and Ben Feldman as Guest Actor, in addition to the Outstanding Drama Series nomination, three nominations for Writing and a Directing nod.
In addition to Edie Falco’s nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Merritt Wever’s nod for Outstanding Supporting Actress, “Nurse Jackie” earned nominations for Bobby Cannavale as Guest Actor, as well as Casting, and Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour).
“This is a very proud day for Lionsgate and we thank the TV Academy for this wonderful recognition,” said Kevin Beggs, president, Lionsgate Television Group. “The continuing success of “Mad Men” and “Nurse Jackie” is extraordinary, and we salute Matthew Weiner, Edie Falco and all of the remarkable artists involved in both series who strive to set the bar higher each year.”
Lionsgate has now amassed a total of 120 Emmy nominations and 19 wins, including 69 nominations in the past three years alone.
“Mad Men” received the following nominations:
“Nurse Jackie” received the following nominations:
“Mad Men” is one of the most honored series in television history. With its fourth consecutive Emmy win for Outstanding Drama Series last year, it tied the all-time record for Emmy wins in the category, joining an illustrious group of only three other shows in history that have achieved this milestone (“Hill Street Blue’s,” “L.A. Law,” “The West Wing”). The series has also won four consecutive Golden Globes for Best Drama, along with a host of additional awards.
Set in New York in the 1960′s, “Mad Men” has riveted audiences with the seductive and intriguing Madison Avenue world of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, and stars an outstanding ensemble cast, including Golden Globe winner Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jared Harris, Jessica Pare, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, Robert Morse, Kiernan Shipka, Jay Ferguson and Christopher Stanley. Produced by Lionsgate, the series is created, written and executive produced by Matthew Weiner in association with Weiner Bros. Joining Weiner are executive producers Scott Hornbacher and Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, and co-executive producer Victor Levin.
“Nurse Jackie,” which brought four-time Emmy winner Edie Falco her first Lead Actress Emmy for a comedy in the first season of the series, stars Falco as a strong-willed, fiercely loyal, deeply dedicated but very flawed emergency nurse working in a New York City hospital. Also starring are Eve Best, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa, Anna Deavere Smith, Ruby Jerins, Mackenzie Aladjem and Peter Facinelli, with special guest star Bobby Cannavale. Co-produced by Lionsgate and Showtime Networks, the series was created by Evan Dunsky and Liz Brixius & Linda Wallem and is executive produced by Wallem, Brixius, Richie Jackson and Caryn Mandabach.
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