via press release:
SHOWTIME® HONORED WITH NINE GOLDEN GLOBE® NOMINATIONS,
THE MOST NOMINATIONS IN THE NETWORK’S HISTORY
Freshman Series THE AFFAIR Cracks Barrier With Major Nominations,
Tied For Most Noms Of Any Series This Year
An Outstanding Eight SHOWTIME Actors Nominated, The Most Series Noms For Any Network (Cable or Broadcast)
NEW YORK – December 11, 2014 – This morning, SHOWTIME was honored with nine Golden Globe nominations, the most nominations ever in the network’s history. Critically-acclaimed freshman drama series THE AFFAIR was recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with nominations in major categories including Best Television Series, Drama, and nods for lead actors Ruth Wilson and Dominic West. THE AFFAIR is the only first year series to have a lead actor, lead actress and drama series nomination, and is tied for the most nominations for a television series this year with three noms. An outstanding eight SHOWTIME actors were nominated this morning, the most series actor nominations of any network (cable or broadcast), including noms for Homeland’s Claire Danes, Ray Donovan’s Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight, Nurse Jackie’s Edie Falco, House of Lies’ Don Cheadle and Shameless’ William H. Macy. SHOWTIME has the most series nominations of any network.
The critically-acclaimed hit series THE AFFAIR was honored with three nominations for its freshman season including a nod for Best Television Series, Drama. The Affair is the only first year series to break into the drama series category. Dominic West was honored with his first series nomination for his role as “Noah Solloway” in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama category. This is West’s second Golden Globe nomination. Ruth Wilson also received accolades from the HFPA for her role as “Alison Bailey” for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama. Wilson was previously nominated in the mini-series category. THE AFFAIR airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Claire Danes was recognized with her third nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama for her role as “Carrie Mathison” on HOMELAND. Danes was honored with the Golden Globe in 2012 and 2013. HOMELAND airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Ray Donovan’s Liev Schreiber received his second consecutive nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama. Jon Voight scored his second series nomination this morning for Best Performance by Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. This is Voight eleventh Golden Globe nomination, previously winning for his role as “Mickey Donovan” last year. RAY DONOVAN will return in 2015 for a third season.
HOUSE OF LIES’ Don Cheadle was honored with his third consecutive nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical. This is Cheadle’s fifth nomination overall. The fourth season of HOUSE OF LIES premieres on Sunday, January 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
On the heels of her record-breaking 21st nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Awards® yesterday, Edie Falco was honored with her fourth Golden Globe nomination for her role as “Jackie Peyton” on NURSE JACKIE, her eleventh overall Golden Globe nod. The seventh and final season of NURSE JACKIE will air in 2015.
Now competing in the comedy category, SHAMELESS’ William H. Macy was honored with his first series nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical. This is Macy’s fourth Golden Globe nomination. Season five of SHAMELESS will premiere on Sunday January 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will air on Sunday, January 11, 2015, LIVE coast-to-coast from Los Angeles. The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be seen in more than 192 countries and is produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.