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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 ‚Äď 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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