Thursday, July 19, 2012

HBO's 'Game Change' Garners Shitload Of Emmy Nods For Mini-Series

While the list of prime-time Emmy nominations reads like last year's news (30 Rock, Modern Family and Curb Your Enthusiasm again... seriously? Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep, are you shitting me? Jim Parsons for Big Vang Theory for, what, the 50th time?), the one category I care about earned its just due...

In the Outstanding Movie or Mini-Series, HBO's brilliant Game Change—the true story of Sarah Palin's ill-fated VP run—got a deserved nod. Its competition: Sherlock (PBS), Hatfields & McCoys (History), American Horror Story (FX) and Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO).

In addition, Julianne Moore was nominated for Lead Actress for her role as Palin, Woody Harrelson for Best Actor and Ed Harris in his jaw-dropping role as Supporting Actor, playing John McCain and Sarah Paulson as Supporting Actress. Also: Outstanding Directing, Writing, Casting, Cinematography, Single-Action Camera Editing, Music Composition and Sound Mixing. Congrats! *