Lifetime Responds to TV Academy's Consolidation of Movie/Minseries Performers Categories

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May 31st, 2012

via press note:




“We are disappointed the Academy has followed suit with its decision last year to merge the movie and miniseries categories by now combining the lead and supporting actress and actor categories. Movies and miniseries represent some of television’s finest programming and it is our firm belief the industry should honor each category separately. The Academy recognizes lead and supporting actresses and actors in other genres -- as it should. However, the continued consolidation of the movies and miniseries categories will unnecessarily deny award-worthy films and performances from receiving their proper recognition.”


Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President, Programming

Lifetime Networks

May 31, 2012

  • Jimmy

    Considering the recent success of Hatfields and McCoys it’s rather sad that so many great supporting players will likely go unnoticed in favor of big names and flashier lead roles.

  • CCV

    Funny how Lifetime is upset about this, seeing as how their movies have some of the most blatant ham acting on television.

  • NJTaurian

    Seriously?!?!? When was this decision made??? I heard nothing about it!! That sucks horribly!!

  • cfkane

    Networks brought this on themselves. Back in the day, a mini series was 3 or more parts, and perhaps 10 or more. if it was 2 parts, it was called a 2 part movie, or sometimes “movie event”. When they started calling 2 part movies, “mini series” the terms lost all special meaning. A mini series should never be only 2 parts, that is just silly.

  • Melanie

    I’m calling it for Kevin Costner and Mare Winningham right now!

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    While I agreed with the consolidation of the movie and miniseries categories this further consolidation of both the leads and supporting performers seems a little excessive.

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