Sundance Channel Receives Record Ten Primetime Emmy Nominations for Miniseries 'Top of the Lake' and 'Restless'

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July 18th, 2013

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Nods Include Network’s First Category Nomination For ‘Top Of The Lake’ And Acting Noms For Elisabeth Moss, Charlotte Rampling and Peter Mullan


LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2013 - Sundance Channel received a record ten Prime Time Emmy® nominations for its miniseries “Top of the Lake” and “Restless,” including  a category nomination for “Top of the Lake” for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie and acting noms for Elisabeth Moss and Peter Mullan as well as Charlotte Rampling for “Restless”.


“We are so happy to have received these nominations. We aim to make arresting, dynamic shows that give people something a little bit different and ‘Top of the Lake’ and ‘Restless’ do just that,” said Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel President and GM. “We congratulate all the nominees and thank the members of the Academy for recognizing our series.”


“We are absolutely thrilled that ‘Top of the Lake’ has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards. It has been an exciting and rewarding journey making ‘Top of the Lake’ and getting such a positive response from the industry and viewers,” remarked Executive Producer Emile Sherman. “For us at See-Saw Films, we're obsessed with working with incredibly creative talent and bringing unique and engaging stories to audiences. The opportunity to work with Jane Campion and Sundance Channel was something special indeed.  We're so proud of this series and humbled to be nominated.”




Outstanding Miniseries or Movie – “Top of the Lake”


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie – Elisabeth Moss “Top of the Lake”


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie – Peter Mullan “Top of the Lake


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie – Charlotte Rampling “Restless”


Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special - Jane Campion and Gerard Lee “Top Of The Lake”


Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special – Jane Campion and Garth Davis “Top of the Lake”


Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special - Kirsty McGregor and Tina Cleary “Top of the Lake”


Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie – Adam Arkapaw “Top Of The Lake”  Part 1


Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries Or A Movie - Alexandre de Franceschi and Scott Gray “Top Of The Lake” Part 5


Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

(Original Dramatic Score) – Lorne David Balfe, “Restless” Part 2


Previously Sundance Channel has received nominations for “Carlos”, “Brick City”,  and “Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…”.



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