via press release:
SUNDANCE CHANNEL WINS AT THE 3RD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS
Elisabeth Moss and “Push Girls” Take Home Awards
LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2013 - Sundance Channel received top honors tonight at the 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards for both its original scripted and unscripted programming, winning two awards for “Top of the Lake” and “Push Girls.” The honors were handed out by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association at The Beverly Hilton.
The winners were:
Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries – Elisabeth Moss “Top of the Lake”
Best Reality Series – “Push Girls” Executive Producer Gay Rosenthal
This marks the first Critics’ Choice Television win for Sundance Channel and for Elisabeth Moss and Gay Rosenthal.
“Sundance Channel aims to tell daring and entertaining stories. This year we’re very proud of ‘Top of the Lake’ and ‘Push Girls,’ said Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel President and GM. “We are extremely flattered that the BJTA has recognized Sundance Channel’s expansion of original programming as well as our bold unscripted programming. Congratulations to Elisabeth Moss and ‘Push Girls’ Executive Producer Gay Rosenthal as well as all of tonight’s nominees and winners.”
About “Top of the Lake”
“Top of the Lake” is produced by Academy Award® winners Emile Sherman and Iain Canning (The King’s Speech, Shame) of See-Saw Films, and Philippa Campbell (Black Sheep) of Escapade Pictures. The series stars Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men,” On the Road); Oscar® winner Holly Hunter, BAFTA® nominee Peter Mullan (War Horse, Trainspotting), AFI Award® winning actor David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings, Australia), Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Spartacus: Vengeance”) and Jacqueline Joe as Tiu. Australian director Garth Davis also joined Campion to work on the series, along with co-writer, Gerard Lee (Sweetie). “Top of the Lake” Executive Producer for Sundance Channel is Christian Vesper. “Top of the Lake” is co-produced by Sundance Channel, BBC TWO, and UKTV in Australia and New Zealand. BBC Worldwide distributes the television series internationally.
About “Push Girls”
“Push Girls,” currently on air in its second season, looks at the lives, loves and personal struggles of Angela, Auti, Mia and Tiphany, who continue to challenge society’s perception of what life is really like in a wheelchair. The boundary-breaking docu-series “Push Girls” is executive produced by Gay Rosenthal (“Ruby,” “Little People, Big World”) and has drawn an overwhelming amount of support from the disability community.
About Sundance Channel
Sundance Channel is the destination for What’s Next, Now. Showcasing both today’s creative icons and the emerging talent of tomorrow, Sundance Channel tells bold stories with a fresh point of view. In addition to award winning films, Sundance Channel is home to daring new original programming. Launched in 1996 and owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., Sundance Channel provides perspectives dedicated to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity.
About AMC Networks Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming feed origination and distribution company.