via press release:



The Hour nominated for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television


New York, 15 December, 2011– Miniseries featured in BBC AMERICA’s Dramaville have received four Golden Globe nominations, it was announced this morning. Acclaimed spy thriller series The Hour has been nominated for in the category of Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. Romola Garai (One Day, Emma, Atonement) and Dominic West (The Wire, The Devil’s Whore) also earned nominations for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for their roles in The Hour respectively. Idris Elba (The Wire) was honored with a second nomination for his portrayal of the title character in BBC AMERICA crime drama, Luther. This marks the most Golden Globe® nominations BBC AMERICA has received in one year.


Perry Simon, General Manager, BBC AMERICA, said: “We established Dramaville as a weekly destination for exceptional British dramas that push the boundaries of standard fare. We applaud the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing these extraordinary mini-series and congratulate Idris on his second nomination for Luther, as well as Dominic, Romola, and the team behind The Hour, on their well-deserved nominations. This is the perfect climax to BBC AMERICA’s record-breaking year.”


The New York Times raved that The Hour has, “a style and intelligence all its own” while TIME Magazine called The Hour “the best new show” last summer. The Hour is an intriguing, sexy and original, edge-of-your-seat spy thriller set in the world of television journalism in 1956. Written and created by BAFTA award-winning Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame), The Hour plays out as a riveting thriller set against the backdrop of the Cold War. A second series of The Hour has already been commissioned, and is set to air on BBC AMERICA next year.


Idris Elba, NAACP Image Award-winner and previous Golden Globe and Emmy© nominee for his starring role in Luther, returns as near genius detective John Luther for a second series. Variety called Luther’s second series “gritty” and “engrossing,” and says of BBC AMERICA’s Dramaville, “…the channel’s fast establishing that bit of real estate as a neighborhood well worth visiting.” The New York Times said of Luther, “within five minutes you know that this is a cop you want to watch” while Rolling Stone calls him “one of the iciest and most unforgettable villains of recent years.” Luther was created and written by acclaimed suspense novelist and one of the lead MI-5 writers, Neil Cross.

The 69th Annual Golden Globe® Awards will be telecast live on NBC on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 5pm PT/8pmET.


Twitter: @BBCAMERICA Hashtags: #TheHour #Luther #Dramaville




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