Wins in Comedy, Drama and Documentary Categories Reflect Netflixs Diverse Slate
LOS ANGELES, CA, 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Netflix connects with audiences and Hollywood alike, garnering four Creative Arts Emmy® Awards for its lauded series Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, and three wins for its acclaimed documentary, The Square. The 2014 Awards were held on Saturday, August 16 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. A two-hour, edited presentation will air Sunday, August 24 at 8:00 PM(ET/PT) on FXM, with an encore airing at 10:00 PM (ET/PT).
“We are humbled to be honored on multiple fronts from our flagship drama series House of Cards to our beloved comedy Orange is the New Black, and the probing, contemporary documentary The Square, said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix. We work alongside some of the most inspired and uncompromising visionaries in Hollywood, and couldnt be more proud of their accomplishments tonight.
Following are Netflix Original Series wins for the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards:
HOUSE OF CARDS
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
Chapter 14 Lorenzo Millan, Production Mixer Nathan Nance, Re-Recording Mixer Scott R. Lewis, Re-Recording Mixer
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba as Suzanne Crazy Eyes Warren
Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series Jennifer Euston, CSA, Casting Director
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
Tit Punch William Turro, Editor
Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming
Jehane Noujaim, Directed by
Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming
Jehane Noujaim, Director of Photography
Muhammed Hamdy, Director of Photography
Ahmed Hassan, Director of Photography
Cressida Trew, Director of Photography
Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming
Pedro Kos, Edited by
Christopher de la Torre, Edited by
Mohamed El Manasterly, Edited by
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About House of Cards From Academy Award® nominated screenwriter Beau Willimon (Farragut North, The Ides of March), the critically-acclaimed drama starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, slithers beneath the curtain and through the back halls of greed, sex, love and corruption in modern Washington D.C. In the second season, Francis (Spacey) and Claire (Wright) Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts. Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara, American Horror Story), an up-and-coming reporter and Franciss former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes. President Walkers (Michel Gill, The Good Wife) billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney, Southland) demands that Francis reciprocate political favors or face retribution. And Claire must confront the increasing glare of the spotlight as it eats away at her and Franciss once private existence. The Underwoods must overcome these dangers — past and present — to avoid losing everything, regardless of collateral damage they leave in their wake. In addition to Spacey, Wright, Mara, Gill and McRaney, the series also stars Mahershala Ali (Treme), Sebastian Arcelus (Person of Interest), Kristen Connolly (The Cabin in the Woods), Nathan Darrow (Rigged), Sakina Jaffrey (Definitely, Maybe), Michael Kelly (The Adjustment Bureau) and Molly Parker (Deadwood). Additional cast members appearing in the series include: Jayne Atkinson (The Following), Gil Birmingham (The Lone Ranger), Rachel Brosnahan (Orange is the New Black), Reg E. Cathey (Grimm), Derek Cecil (Treme), Terry Chen (Bates Motel), Ben Daniels (Merlin), Joanna Going (Mad Men), Boris McGiver (Person of Interest), Mozhan Marno (In Plain Sight) Sam Page (Mad Men), Kate Lyn Sheil (V/H/S), Jimmi Simpson (Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Constance Zimmer (The Newsroom).
In the summer of 2013, for its first season, House of Cards made history as the first ever streaming series to be nominated for Primetime Emmy® awards, when it was nominated for nine Emmys. The series took home three wins for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series (Laray Mayfield and Julie Schubert), Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (David Fincher), andOutstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series (Eigil Bryld). In its first season, House of Cards was also nominated for four 2014 Golden Globes®and took home its first major Golden Globe® win with Robin Wright winning for Best Actress. Other nominations House of Cards garnered in 2013 included: Critics Choice Television Award Best Actor in a Drama Series (Spacey), Critics Choice Television Award Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Corey Stoll), Television Critics’ Association (TCA) Award Outstanding New Program, Television Critics’ Association (TCA) Awards Program of the Year. In 2014, House of Cards has been nominated for thirteen Emmy®awards for its second season, including a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. House of Cards was acknowledged for a Peabody Award and earned nominations for the Television Critics Association (TCA) Award Outstanding Achievement in Dramaand Critics Choice Television Award Best Actress in a Drama Series (Wright). The series was also recognized by the AFI among the top 10 TV Programs of the Year as well as the BAFTA International Award. Based on the BBC miniseries of the same name, the second season of House of Cards is executive produced by Fincher, Willimon, Joshua Donen, Eric Roth, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Andrew Davies, Michael Dobbs and David Manson. The one-hour drama is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix. For additional information on House of Cards, go to:facebook.com/houseofcards, @HouseOfCards,houseofcards.tumblr.com ornetflix.com/houseofcards.
About Orange is the New Black
Orange is the New Black is the comedic drama set in a womens prison from creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan (Weeds). The hour-long series starring Taylor Schilling, and based on the popular memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman, follows engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and 15-month long detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fiancé Larry (Jason Biggs) for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes and form unexpected new alliances with a group of eccentric and outspoken inmates. The series diverse ensemble also includes Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Pablo Schreiber, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba and Taryn Manning. Orange is the New Black is executive produced by Kohan and produced by Lionsgate Television for Netflix. “Orange is the New Black” has garnered an AFI honor for being one of their top 10 TV programs of 2013 and is a recipient of a Peabody Award and GLAAD Media Award. In July 2014, the series was the most nominated comedy, garnering twelve Emmy® nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, after taking home the Television Critics Association (TCA) Outstanding New Program Award. Other accolades for the series include:Critics Choice Television Award Best Comedy Series, Critics Choice Television Award Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Mulgrew), and Critics Choice Television Award Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (Aduba). For additional information on Orange is the New Black, go to: facebook.com/oitnb, @OITNB, http://OITNB.tumblr.com ornetflix.com/oitnb.
About The Square Earning four nominations for this years Emmy® awards, The Square is a riveting, deeply human chronicle of the Egyptian protest movement from director-producer Jehane Noujaim (Control Room; Startup.com; Rafea: Solar Mama) and producer Karim Amer (Rafea: Solar Mama). Academy Award nominated for Outstanding Documentary Feature, The Square is an epic documentary that tells the behind-the-headlines story of the Egyptian Revolution through the eyes of young activists who have sought for the last two years to build a better Egypt. The film captures the immediacy and intensity of the protests in Tahrir Square from the 2011 overthrow of military leader Hosni Mubarak through the ousting of Mohammed Morsi in 2013, providing a kaleidoscopic, visceral portrait of the events as they unfold before Magdy, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Khalid Abdalla, an Egyptian actor who played the lead in The Kite Runner and the charismatic Ahmed, whose poetic storytelling carries the narrative. Armed with nothing more than cameras, social media, deep consciousness, and a resolute commitment to change, these young revolutionaries give us a front-line perspective of the ongoing struggle fought with new weapons. In 2013, The Square took home the International Documentary Association (IDA) Award Best Feature and the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary (Noujaim). For additional information on The Square, go to:facebook.com/thesquarefilm or @TheSquareFilm.
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