USA Network Garners Five Emmy Nominations for 'Political Animals'

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July 18th, 2013

Political-Animals

via press release:

USA NETWORK GARNERS FIVE EMMY® NOMINATIONS
FOR ACCLAIMED MINISERIES, POLITICAL ANIMALS,
FOR THE 65th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

POLITICAL ANIMALS is One of USA’s Most Honored Miniseries in Network HistoryNominations Include: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie,
Sigourney Weaver for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries,
Ellen Burstyn for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries

 
NEW YORK - July 18, 2013 – USA Network’s miniseries POLITICAL ANIMALS received five Primetime Emmy nominations from the Academy of Television Arts & Science for the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, including nominations for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, and recognition for Sigourney Weaver in Lead Actress in a Miniseries and Ellen Burstyn in Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries.  Primetime Emmy Awards celebrate excellence in national primetime programming, awarding top honors at the annual creative arts gala and primetime awards telecast.

"USA is truly honored to see the tremendous accomplishments of Greg, Laurence, Sigourney, Ellen and the entire cast and crew from POLITICAL ANIMALS recognized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences," said USA Network Co-Presidents Jeff Wachtel and Chris McCumber.  "This is a miniseries of which we are particularly proud -- with exceptional writing, superb creative execution and stellar performances."

One of USA’s most honored miniseries, POLITICAL ANIMALS was also nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Writers Guild Award and a Directors Guild Award.

From Executive Producer, Writer and Director Greg Berlanti and Executive Producer Laurence Mark, USA's critically acclaimed miniseries POLITICAL ANIMALS pulls back the curtain on the polished façade of politics to reveal a fractured family.  Despite intense public scrutiny, this dynasty can't escape the magnetic pull of the high stakes world of sex, greed and politics. The miniseries stars Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, James Wolk, Sebastian Stan, Brittany Ishibashi, Ellen Burstyn and Ciarán Hinds and is from Berlanti Productions and Laurence Mark Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television.  Berlanti wrote and directed the pilot and served as executive producer of the series with Mark and Sarah Caplan.  Melissa Kellner Berman of Berlanti Productions co-executive produced.

Following is a complete list of the categories for which USA was nominated:

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie
Political Animals • USA • Berlanti Productions and Laurence Mark Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Political Animals • USA • Berlanti Productions and Laurence Mark Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television

Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish Hammond

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Political Animals • USA • Berlanti Productions and Laurence Mark Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television

Ellen Burstyn as Margaret Barrish Worthington

Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
Political Animals • USA • Berlanti Productions and Laurence Mark Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television

David Rubin, CSA, Casting Director

Diane Heery, CSA, Location Casting Director

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie

Political Animals • USA • Berlanti Productions and Laurence Mark Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television

Mary Ann Valdes, Department Head Hairstylist

Nancy Stimac, Assistant Department Head Hairstylist

Qodi Armstrong, Hairstylist

 
  • Ram510

    I wish they would’ve have this show a “limited run”

  • steve

    How’s this to illustrate the stupidity of TV network execs (especially Marketers): let’s put out a press release trumpeting the huge number of Emmy nominations for a show we just cancelled. You’ve got to be a real moron to publicize your own stupidity!

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