Lionsgate's Acclaimed Showtime Comedy WEEDS Earns Four Golden Globe Award(R) Nominations - Best Comedy, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 15 -- Lionsgate's
(NYSE: LGF) acclaimed Showtime comedy WEEDS has earned four Golden Globe
Award(R) nominations, including nods for Best Television Series - Comedy or
Musical; Mary-Louise Parker for Best Performance by an Actress in a
Television Series - Comedy or Musical; Elizabeth Perkins for Best
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or
Motion Picture Made for Television; and Justin Kirk for Best Performance by
an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture
Made for Television.
WEEDS leads the field of Golden Globe(R) contenders for the TV awards
along with Grey's Anatomy, which also scored four nominations. This marks
the second time the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has recognized the
performances of Mary-Louise Parker and Elizabeth Perkins on WEEDS. Both
were nominated for Golden Globes(R) last year and Parker went on to win.
Widely praised for its bold and provocative look at the complicated
life of a suburban, pot-dealing mother, WEEDS is Showtime's most watched
comedy and one of the most talked about series on television. Recently
renewed for its third season, the series is created and executive produced
by Emmy(R) Award winner Jenji Kohan and produced by Lionsgate in
association with Tilted Productions. Shooting resumes in Los Angeles next
spring for a summer 2007 third season launch.
WEEDS is also enjoying great success internationally. Lionsgate has
licensed the series to 130 territories, including the U.K., Canada, Latin
America, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands and Australia.
"We salute our extraordinary cast and creative team," said Kevin Beggs,
Lionsgate's President of Television Programming and Production, "and we're
thrilled that the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press have recognized
WEEDS in such a significant way."
The 64th annual Golden Globes(R) will be awarded by the Hollywood
Foreign Press Association in Beverly Hills on January 15, 2007.
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