HBO Receives 25 Primetime Emmy® Awards

HBO received the most awards of any network; "The Pacific" leads all programming with 8 Emmys®

Aug 31, 2010, 11:41 ET from HBO Latin America

SAO PAULO and LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- HBO® received 25 Primetime Emmy® Awards, the most of any network at the 62nd Primetime Emmy® Awards Show, which took place Sunday night in Los Angeles.

The miniseries, "The Pacific," headlined the list of awarded programming, with 8 Emmys®, while the HBO® original made-for-TV film, "Temple Grandin," was awarded 7, and "The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert" received 3 awards.

Among the recognitions, HBO led the list with 17 Creative Arts® Emmys, from which "The Pacific" received 7 statuettes and "Temple Grandin" received 2.

The awards the network received this year reflect the quality of original programming offered by HBO and the variety of its television series, movies, and special documentaries which range from drama and science fiction to comedy, romance, and suspense, among other genres.

HBO's 2010 Emmy® award-winning productions are as follows:

  • 8 Emmys® for "The Pacific," including Outstanding Miniseries; Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special; Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie; and Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special.
  • 7 Emmys® for "Temple Grandin," including Outstanding Made for Television Movie; Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Claire Danes); Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (David Strathairn); Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Julia Ormond); and Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Mick Jackson).
  • 3 Emmys® for "The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert," including Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special.
  • 2 Emmys® for "You Don't Know Jack," including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Al Pacino) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Adam Mazer).

Other HBO programs recognized by the Emmy® Awards were: "By the People: The Election of Barack Obama" for Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming; "Teddy: In His Own Words" for Outstanding Nonfiction Special; "Bored to Death" for Outstanding Main Title Design, "The Ricky Gervais Show" for Individual Achievement in Animation: Character Design; and "Entourage" for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation.

As part of HBO Latin America's programming, the series "Mad Men" was also awarded 4 Emmys® including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy) and Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series.

HBO Latin America programming received 124 nominations for the 62nd Primetime Emmy® Awards, for programs and categories such as:

  • 24 nominations for "The Pacific," including Outstanding Miniseries, 2 for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (David Nutter and Jeremy Podeswa; Tim Van Patten) and 2 for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Michelle Ashford and Robert Schenkkan; Bruce C. McKenna and Robert Schenkkan).
  • 15 nominations for "Temple Grandin," including Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Claire Danes), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (David Strathairn), 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Catherine O'Hara, Julia Ormond), Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Mick Jackson) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Christopher Monger, William Merritt Johnson).
  • 15 nominations for "You Don't Know Jack," including Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Al Pacino), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (John Goodman), 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Susan Sarandon, Brenda Vaccaro), Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Barry Levinson) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Adam Mazer).
  • 5 nominations for "The Special Relationship," including Outstanding Made for Television Movie, 2 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Dennis Quaid, Michael Sheen), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Hope Davis) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Peter Morgan).
  • 5 nominations for "True Blood," including Outstanding Drama Series.
  • 5 nominations for "The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert," including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special (Joel Gallen).
  • 4 nominations for "Curb Your Enthusiasm," including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Larry David).
  • 3 nominations for "Big Love," including 2 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Mary Kay Place, Sissy Spacek).
  • 3 nominations for "By the People: The Election of Barack Obama," including Outstanding Nonfiction Special and Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Amy Rice, Alicia Sams).
  • 3 nominations for "Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction," including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.
  • 2 nominations for "Bill Maher...But I'm Not Wrong," including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special (Bill Maher).
  • 2 nominations for "Real Time with Bill Maher," including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series (Adam Felber, Matt Gunn, Brian Jacobsmeyer, Jay Jaroch, Chris Kelly, Bill Maher, Billy Martin, Jonathan Schmock, Danny Vermont, Scott Carter).
  • 2 nominations for "Teddy: In His Own Words," including Outstanding Nonfiction Special.
  • 2 nominations for "Treme," including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Agnieszka Holland).
  • 2 nominations for "Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me," including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special (Wanda Sykes).

Other HBO nominees include "Avatar: Enter the World of Pandora (HBO First Look)," "Bored to Death," "Capturing Mary," "A Dog Year," "Entourage," "Hung," "The Ricky Gervais Show," "Sergio" and "Terror in Mumbai."

About HBO Latin America

HBO Latin America is the premium television network leader which, in addition to being recognized for the quality and diversity of its original programming, films and documentaries, also provides services with the highest technology in SD and HD formats in more than 23 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean through its HBO®, HBO® Plus, HBO® Family, Cinemax® and Max Prime(SM), and its SVOD service.

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