via press release:
HISTORY®’S HATFIELDS & MCCOYS
GARNERS 16 EMMY NOMINATIONS
THE MOST PRIMETIME EMMY® NOMINATIONS IN THE NETWORK’S HISTORY
AND AMONG MOST NOMINATED IN THE MINISERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV-MOVIE CATEGORY
ALL THREE NIGHTS RANKED AS THE TOP 3 ENTERTAINMENT
TELEVISION TELECASTS OF ALL TIME IN AD SUPPORTED
CABLE HISTORY AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS
OVER 62 MILLION VIEWERS TUNED IN
OVER THE COURSE OF THE WEEK
NEW YORK, July 19, 2012 – HISTORY® continues its phenomenal momentum as HATFIELDS & MCCOYS garners 16 Emmy® nominations the most in the network’s history and is among the most nominated network for the Miniseries or made-for-TV-Movie category.
Says Nancy Dubuc, Executive Producer and President & General Manger, HISTORY/Lifetime Networks: “We are thrilled at the success of HATFIELDS & MCCOYS, of both the phenomenal ratings – and now – 16 Emmy Nominations! These Emmy nominations are the culmination of our mission to make history a destination not only for quality non-fiction, but for historical dramas of the highest auspices. I want to congratulate my friends and colleagues, Dirk Hoogstra, Leslie Greif, Kevin Reynolds, Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Mare Winningham, Tom Berenger and the entire cast and crew and all the staff at HISTORY who worked so hard to make HATFIELDS & MCCOYS a great success! We are thankful and we are humbled. This is a wonderful day for all of us.”
Says Executive Producer Leslie Greif: “This has been a true passion project of mine for thirty years and I am overwhelmed and elated to receive 16 Emmy nomination for HATFIELDS & McCOYS. I was thrilled to have set ratings records, but knowing that America, and now the industry has enjoyed and embraced this project, is really the crown jewel. The support from our partnerships with Kevin Costner and Nancy Dubuc, coupled with the hard work from our incredible cast and crew truly made the creation and production a remarkable experience for which I am forever grateful.”
Says Kevin Costner: “Filming the HATFIELDS & McCOYS was one of the most fulfilling and inspiring projects that I’ve had the opportunity to work on, and it was truly gratifying that audiences tuned in to see our interpretation of this classic American story. To be recognized for our work by the members of Television Academy this morning is the cherry on top. I share this nomination with everyone who contributed to this project from the producers, cast and crew to the great team at History, who really stepped up to support the creative vision of the filmmakers.”
Says Bill Paxton: “I’m shocked and humbled by this Emmy® nomination and excited for Kevin, Mare and Tom and all the Emmy® nominations HM has received. I should have grown the beard a long time ago.”
Says Mare Winningham: “Some projects just have a special magic, a chemistry of actors, of producers, of director and location. HISTORY’s HATFIELDS & McCOYS was one of those filming experiences. I didn’t want to let go of it when it ended, and now I get to keep smiling in celebration with everyone involved.”
Outstanding Miniseries or A Movie
Outstanding Lead Actor in Miniseries or A Movie – Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton
Outstanding Supporting Actor in A Miniseries or A Movie – Tom Berenger
Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Minieseries or A Movie – Mare Winningham
Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special – Kevin Reynolds, Director
The three nights of HATFIELDS & MCCOYS became the top three entertainment telecasts of all time on ad supported cable among total viewers. Over 62 million viewers tuned into the miniseries over the course of the week. HATFIELDS & MCCOYS averaged an incredible 17.1 million total viewers, 8 million Adults 25-54 and 6.7 million Adults 18-49. The 6.7 million Adult 18-49 impressions average make it the highest rated miniseries or movie on cable on record.
HATFIELDS & MCCOYS is the true American story of a legendary family feud – one that spanned decades and nearly launched a war between Kentucky and West Virginia. HATFIELDS & MCCOYS, a new three-part, six-hour scripted miniseries, showcasing an all-star cast headed up by Academy® Award winner Kevin Costner and Golden Globe® nominee Bill Paxton star as Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy, respectively. The mini series aired on May 28, 29 and 30, at 9 p.m. on HISTORY®.
Joining Costner and Paxton were Golden Globe® winner Tom Berenger as Jim Vance, Devil Anse’s “Uncle Jim,” the firebrand warlord of the Hatfield family; Emmy® Award winner Powers Boothe as Wall Hatfield, Devil Anse’s level-headed, fair-minded older brother, who was the local (West Virginia) justice of the peace and judge; and Academy® Award-nominated, Emmy® Award-winning Mare Winningham as Sally McCoy, wife of Randall McCoy and the family matriarch who loses four sons, a daughter and her own sanity in the feud.
HATFIELDS & MCCOYS is produced for HISTORY by Thinkfactory Media. Executive Producers for HISTORY are Nancy Dubuc and Dirk Hoogstra. Leslie Greif is the Executive Producer for Thinkfactory Media. Director is Kevin Reynolds. Producers are Kevin Costner, Darrell Fetty and Herb Nanas. Barry Berg is Supervising Producer. Story by Bill Kerby and Tedd Mann, teleplay Ted Mann (night 1) and Ted Mann and Ronald Parker (nights 2 & 3). Sony Pictures Television distributes HATFIELDS & MCCOYS.