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[07/14/11 - 12:20 PM]
Lionsgate(R) Scores 21 Emmy(R) Nominations for Its Signature Series "Mad Men" and "Nurse Jackie"
"Their achievements continue to build the Lionsgate brand and set new standards for excellence in television programming," said Kevin Beggs.

[via press release from Lionsgate]

LIONSGATE(R) SCORES 21 EMMY(R) NOMINATIONS FOR ITS SIGNATURE SERIES MAD MEN AND NURSE JACKIE

MAD MEN LEADS DRAMA SERIES CATEGORY FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR WITH 19 NOMINATIONS INCLUDING OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES, JON HAMM AS LEAD ACTOR AND ELISABETH MOSS AS LEAD ACTRESS

NURSE JACKIE SCORES 2 COMEDY NODS TOPPED BY EDIE FALCO AS LEAD ACTRESS

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 14, 2011 -- LIONSGATE's (R) (NYSE: LGF) acclaimed AMC drama MAD MEN and hit Showtime comedy NURSE JACKIE earned a total of 21 Emmy(R) nominations today. The tally includes a fourth consecutive drama series nomination for MAD MEN, which has taken home the top prize for the past three years, and a second consecutive comedy nomination for four-time Emmy(R) winner Edie Falco, who won the Lead Actress trophy last year for her role in NURSE JACKIE.

MAD MEN scored 19 drama nominations, including nods for Jon Hamm as Lead Actor (fourth drama nomination), Elisabeth Moss as Lead Actress (second nomination in this category), Christina Hendricks as Supporting Actress (second nomination), John Slattery as Supporting Actor (fourth nomination), Robert Morse as Guest Actor (third nomination in this category) and Writing, in addition to the series nomination.

NURSE JACKIE earned a nomination for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series for Julie Tucker and Ross Meyerson, in addition to Edie Falco's nod for Outstanding Lead Actress.

"We're very proud of the continued success of MAD MEN and NURSE JACKIE, and we congratulate Matt Weiner, Edie Falco and all the talented artists on both sides of the camera who make this success possible," said Kevin Beggs, president of the Lionsgate Television Group. "Their achievements continue to build the Lionsgate brand and set new standards for excellence in television programming. We're delighted that the TV Academy membership has again recognized their outstanding work."

Lionsgate has now amassed a total of 98 Emmy nominations and 17 wins over the past 10 years, including 47 nominations in the past two years alone.

MAD MEN received the following nominations:

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Jon Hamm

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Elisabeth Moss

Outstanding Supporting Actress in Drama Series - Christina Hendricks

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - John Slattery

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Robert Morse

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Cara Buono

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Randee Heller

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - Matthew Weiner, "The Suitcase"

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, "Blowing Smoke"

Outstanding Costumes for a Series - Janie Bryant, Costume Designer; Le Dawson, Costume Supervisor

Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series - Tom Wilson, Edited by, "The Suitcase"

Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series - Pattye Rogers, Edited by; Leo Trombetta, Edited by, "Blowing Smoke"

Outstanding Art Direction for a Single Camera Series - Dan Bishop, Production Designer; Christopher L. Brown, Art Director; Claudette Didul, Set Decorator

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series - Laura Schiff, Carrie Audino

Outstanding Hairstyling for a for a Single Camera Series - Lucia Mace, Dept Head Hairstylist; Theraesa Rivers, Key Hair Stylist; Terrie Owen, Additional Hairstylist

Outstanding Hairstyling for a for a Single Camera Series - Sean Flanigan, Dept Head Hairstylist; Gloria Casny, Key Hairstylist; Lucia Mace, Key Hairstylist; Theraesa Rivers, Additional Hairstylist; Jules Holdren, Additional Hairstylist

Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) -- Lana Horchowski, Dept Head Makeup Artist; Ron Pipes, Key Makeup Artist; Maurine Schlenz Burke, Makeup Artist; Mary Kay Morse Witt, Additional Makeup Artist; Tricia Sawyer, Additional Makeup Artist

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One-hour) - Peter Bentley, ProductionSound Mixer; Ken Teaney, Re-Recording Mixer; Todd Orr, Re-Recording Mixer, "The Suitcase"

MAD MEN, which is set to return to AMC for season five in early 2012, made television history last year as the first cable program ever to win three consecutive best drama Emmys(R) and the only series to win three consecutive Golden Globes(R) for Best Drama. The show has earned numerous additional honors, including four AFI Awards, a Peabody Award, two SAG Awards, two Directors Guild Awards and four Writers Guild Awards, among many others. Set in New York in the 1960's, MAD MEN follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising and stars an outstanding ensemble cast, including Golden Globe(R) winner Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, and John Slattery, and guest stars Robert Morse. Produced by Lionsgate, the series is created, written and executive produced by Matthew Weiner in association with Weiner Bros. Joining Weiner as executive producer is Scott Hornbacher.

NURSE JACKIE, which brought four-time Emmy(R) winner Edie Falco her first Lead Actress Emmy(R) for a comedy last year, also earned Golden Globe nominations this year for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy, and for Edie as Best Actress in the category. Recently renewed for season four on Showtime, the dark comedy stars Falco as a strong-willed, fiercely loyal, deeply dedicated but very flawed emergency nurse working in a New York City hospital. Also starring are Eve Best, Peter Facinelli, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Anna Deavere Smith, Dominic Fumusa, Ruby Jerins, Mackenzie Aladjem, Arjun Gupta and Stephen Wallem. Co-produced by Lionsgate and Showtime Networks, the series was created by Evan Dunsky and Liz Brixius & Linda Wallem and is executive produced by Wallem, Brixius, Richie Jackson, Christine Zander, Mark Hudis and Caryn Mandabach.

About Lionsgate

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution and new channel platforms. The Company has built a strong television presence in production of prime time cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming through Debmar-Mercury and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently has 15 shows on more than 10 networks spanning its prime time production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as "Mad Men," "Weeds," and "Nurse Jackie" along with recent series such as "Blue Mountain State" and the upcoming "Boss," as well as the syndication successes "Tyler Perry's House Of Payne," its spinoff "Meet The Browns," "The Wendy Williams Show," "Are We There Yet?" and the upcoming "Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse." Its feature film business has generated more than half a billion dollars at the North American box office in the past year, fueled by such hits as THE EXPENDABLES, LINCOLN LAWYER, TYLER PERRY'S MADEA'S BIG HAPPY FAMILY, THE LAST EXORCISM, KICK ASS and the critically-acclaimed PRECIOUS, which won two Academy Awards(R). The Company's home entertainment business has grown to more than 8% market share and is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 13,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate brand remains synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com





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