SUNDANCE CHANNEL RECEIVES RECORD TEN PRIMETIME EMMY(R) NOMINATIONS FOR MINISERIES "TOP OF THE LAKE" AND "RESTLESS"
Nods Include Network's First Category Nomination For 'Top Of The Lake' And Acting Noms For Elisabeth Moss, Charlotte Rampling and Peter Mullan
LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2013 - Sundance Channel received a record ten Prime Time Emmy(R) nominations for its miniseries "Top of the Lake" and "Restless," including a category nomination for "Top of the Lake" for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie and acting noms for Elisabeth Moss and Peter Mullan as well as Charlotte Rampling for "Restless".
"We are so happy to have received these nominations. We aim to make arresting, dynamic shows that give people something a little bit different and 'Top of the Lake' and 'Restless' do just that," said Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel President and GM. "We congratulate all the nominees and thank the members of the Academy for recognizing our series."
"We are absolutely thrilled that 'Top of the Lake' has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards. It has been an exciting and rewarding journey making 'Top of the Lake' and getting such a positive response from the industry and viewers," remarked Executive Producer Emile Sherman. "For us at See-Saw Films, we're obsessed with working with incredibly creative talent and bringing unique and engaging stories to audiences. The opportunity to work with Jane Campion and Sundance Channel was something special indeed. We're so proud of this series and humbled to be nominated."
THE NOMINATIONS ARE:
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie - "Top of the Lake"
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - Elisabeth Moss "Top of the Lake"
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie - Peter Mullan "Top of the Lake
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - Charlotte Rampling "Restless"
Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special - Jane Campion and Gerard Lee "Top Of The Lake"
Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special - Jane Campion and Garth Davis "Top of the Lake"
Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special - Kirsty McGregor and Tina Cleary "Top of the Lake"
Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie - Adam Arkapaw "Top Of The Lake" Part 1
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries Or A Movie - Alexandre de Franceschi and Scott Gray "Top Of The Lake" Part 5
Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
(Original Dramatic Score) - Lorne David Balfe, "Restless" Part 2
Previously Sundance Channel has received nominations for "Carlos", "Brick City", and "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...".
Produced by Emmy Award winner Hilary Bevan Jones (State of Play, The Girl in the Caf�) under her shingle Endor Productions, directed by Edward Hall, and featuring a teleplay written by Boyd, the two compelling installments of "Restless" feature a world-renowned cast including Hayley Atwell ("Any Human Heart," Captain America) Rufus Sewell ("Pillars of the Earth," "Zen"), Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey", Anna Karenina), Michael Gambon ("Page Eight," Luck) and Charlotte Rampling (Melancholia, The Eye of the Storm). Filming took in South Africa and the UK.
"Restless" is made by Endor Productions in association with Sundance Channel for BBC One. Program is produced by Hilary Bevan Jones and Paul Frift for Endor and Executive Producers are William Boyd with Matthew Read for BBC and Christian Vesper for Sundance Channel.
About "Top of the Lake"
"Top of the Lake" is produced by Academy Award(R) winners Emile Sherman and Iain Canning (The King's Speech, Shame) of See-Saw Films, and Philippa Campbell (Black Sheep) of Escapade Pictures. The series stars Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men," On the Road); Oscar(R) winner Holly Hunter, BAFTA(R) nominee Peter Mullan (War Horse, Trainspotting), AFI Award(R) winning actor David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings, Australia), Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess," "Battlestar Galactica," "Spartacus: Vengeance") and Jacqueline Joe as Tiu. Australian director Garth Davis also joined Campion to work on the series, along with co-writer, Gerard Lee (Sweetie). "Top of the Lake" Executive Producer for Sundance Channel is Christian Vesper. "Top of the Lake" is co-produced by Sundance Channel, BBC TWO, and UKTV in Australia and New Zealand. BBC Worldwide distributes the television series internationally.
About Sundance Channel
Sundance Channel is the destination for What's Next, Now. Showcasing both today's creative icons and the emerging talent of tomorrow, Sundance Channel tells bold stories with a fresh point of view. In addition to award winning films, Sundance Channel is home to daring new original programming. Launched in 1996 and owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., Sundance Channel provides perspectives dedicated to founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity.
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