via press release:


-Nominated for best mini-series

New York – December 13, 2012 – BBC AMERICA’s critically acclaimed Dramaville mini-series, The Hour, received a Golden Globe® nomination in the category Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, it was announced today.


Perry Simon, BBC Worldwide America’s GM, Channels says: “The exceptional story-telling and outstanding production and performances in The Hour continue to raise the bar for our dramatic programming. The mini-series is a shining example of the high-quality programs that define BBC AMERICA’s Dramaville. Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Hour and all of the nominees.”


This is the second consecutive Golden Globe® nomination in the category for The Hour, created by Emmy®-nominated writer, Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame).


The Hour sequel was applauded by the press at its premiere in November. TV Guide called the mini-series a “a smart, sleek and sexy drama,” Rolling Stone cheered, “BBC AMERICA’s brilliant 1950s drama The Hour, which is Mad Men level great at capturing the post World War II era,” and USA Today said it’s a “sharply performed, pleasingly intelligent British period drama.”


The Hour airs Wednesdays at 9:00pm ET as part of the Dramaville programming block on BBC AMERICA.


The sequel to The Hour, sees the return of the highly competitive, sharp-witted and passionate news trio of Freddie (Ben Whishaw, Skyfall, Cloud Atlas), Bel (Romola Garai, The Crimson Petal and the White) and Hector (Dominic West, The Wire) – still striving to broadcast stories they believe in.


The Hour is a Kudos Film and Television / BBC AMERICA co-production for the BBC, distributed by Shine International.


The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be telecast live on NBC at 5pm PT/8pmET on Sunday, January 13, 2013.



BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including an Emmy®, five Golden Globes and ten Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable’s most affluent and educated audiences and is available on cable and satellite TV in more than 80.3 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist. Find out more by visiting or follow us on

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