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Title: HBO Wins 19 Primetime Emmy® Awards


HBO receives the most awards out of any network, this year; “Boardwalk Empire” led the way with 8 awards. The show’s second season will premiere October 2nd in the Caribbean and October 9th in Latin America.

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — HBO® received 19 Primetime Emmy® Awards, the most presented to any television network, at the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy® Awards ceremony, which took place on Sunday evening in Los Angeles. “Boardwalk Empire,” the second season of which will premiere in the Caribbean on October 2nd and in Latin America on October 9th, took home 8 awards, including recognition to Martin Scorsese for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. The list of award-winning series also includes “Mildred Pierce,” winner of 5 Emmys® and “Game of Thrones,” with 2 awards.

 Among the honors rendered were 15 Creative Arts® Emmys, making HBO the leader in this category, including 7 awards for “Boardwalk Empire” and 3 for “Mildred Pierce.”

The awards received by the network this year reflect the quality of HBO’s original programming, as well as the great variety of its television series, films and special documentaries, which range from drama and science fiction to romance, suspense, comedy and other genres.

HBO’s Emmy®award-winning productions for 2011 are:

  • 8 Emmys® for “Boardwalk Empire,” including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Martin Scorsese), Outstanding Cinematography, Outstanding Casting and Outstanding Art Direction.
  • 5 Emmys® for “Mildred Pierce,” including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Kate Winslet), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Guy Pearce) and Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie.
  • 2 Emmys® for “Game of Thrones,” including Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage) and Outstanding Main Title Design.

Other HBO programs to receive Emmy® Awards include: the HBO Films original, “Cinema Verite” for Outstanding Editing for a Miniseries or Movie; “Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: at Madison Square Garden” for Outstanding Picture Editing for a Special; “Gasland” for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming and “A Child’s Garden of Poetry” for Outstanding Children’s Program.

As part of HBO’s programming in Latin America, “Mad Men” was also recognized with 2 Emmys®, including Outstanding Drama Series.

 HBO obtained 125 nominations at these Primetime Emmy ® Awards, among them:

  • “Mildred Pierce” with 21 nominations, including: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Kate Winslet); 2 nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Guy Pearce and Brian F. O’Byrne); 3 nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Evan Rachel Wood, Melissa Leo and Mare Winningham); Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special and Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special.
  • “Boardwalk Empire” with 18 nominations, including:  Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Steve Buscemi); Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Kelly MacDonald); 3 nominations for Outstanding Cinematography; 2 nominations for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series; Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Special Effects for a Series.
  • “Game of Thrones” with 13 nominations, including: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage), Outstanding Drama Series; Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series; Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series; Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series and Outstanding Special Effects for a Series.
  • “Too Big To Fail” with 11 nominations, including: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (William Hurt); 2 nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Paul Giamatti and James Woods); Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Miniseries or Movie;  Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special.
  • “Cinema Verite” with 9 nominations, including: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Diane Lane) and Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special.
  • “Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden” with 5 nominations, including: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.
  • “True Blood” with 4 nominations, including: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Alfre Woodard) and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series.
  • “Gasland” with 4 nominations, including: Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming.
  • “Thurgood” with 3 nominations, including: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Laurence Fishburne); Outstanding Picture Editing for a Special and Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or Special.
  • “Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway” with 3 nominations, including: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.
  • “If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise” with 2 nominations including: Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming.
  • “Carrie Fisher in Wishful Drinking” with 2 nominations, including: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.

Among other HBO shows nominated for an Emmy® Award are:  “Robert Klein: Unfair & Unbalanced,” “Real Time with Bill Mayer,” “Big Love,” “Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On,” “A Child’s Garden of Poetry,” “Masterclass,” “Colin Quinn: Long Story Short,” “His Way” and “Rick Gervais: Out of England 2 – The Stand-Up Special.”

 The following shows, which are part of HBO Latin America’s programming, were also nominated:  “Mad Men” with 19 nominations, “The Big C” with 3 nominations and “Carlos” with 2 nominations.

 About HBO Latin America

HBO Latin America is the leader in paid, Premium television network broadcasting in the region, who as well as being recognized for the quality and diversity of its original programming, movies, and documentaries, delivers services of the highest technology in SD and HD formats in over 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean through its channels HBO®, HBO2®, HBO® Plus, HBO® Family, HBO Caribbean®, Cinemax®, Max®, Max HD® and Max Prime(SM) and its SVOD service.