LIONSGATE® LANDS 18 EMMY® NOMINATIONS FOR ITS ACCLAIMED SERIES MAD MEN, NURSE JACKIE AND NASHVILLE MAD MEN SCORES SIXTH CONSECUTIVE OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES NOMINATION WITH 11 ADDITIONAL NODS INCLUDING JON HAMM AS LEAD ACTOR, ELISABETH MOSS AS LEAD ACTRESS, AND CHRISTINA HENDRICKS AS SUPPORTING ACTRESS

NURSE JACKIE SCORES 5 COMEDY NODS TOPPED BY EDIE FALCO AS LEAD ACTRESS AND MERRITT WEVER AS SUPPORTING ACTRESS

NASHVILLE'S CONNIE BRITTON EARNS OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS NOMINATION

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LIONSGATE's ® (NYSE: LGF) acclaimed AMC drama MAD MEN, hit Showtime comedy NURSE JACKIE and ABC drama NASHVILLE earned a total of 18 Emmy® nominations today, including a sixth consecutive drama series nomination for MAD MEN; a fourth consecutive comedy nomination for four-time Emmy® winner Edie Falco, who won the Lead Actress trophy for her role in the first season of NURSE JACKIE; and a nomination for NASHVILLE's Connie Britton as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

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MAD MEN scored 12 nominations, including nods for Jon Hamm as Lead Actor (sixth drama nomination), Elisabeth Moss as Lead Actress (fourth nomination in this category), Christina Hendricks as Supporting Actress (fourth nomination), Robert Morse as Guest Actor, Harry Hamlin as Guest Actor, and Linda Cardellini as Guest Actress, in addition to the Outstanding Drama Series nomination and nods for Cinematography, Single-Camera Picture Editing, Hairstyling, Makeup and Sound Mixing.   

In addition to Edie Falco's nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Merritt Wever's nod for Outstanding Supporting Actress (second nomination), NURSE JACKIE earned nominations for Bobby Cannavale as Guest Actor (second nomination in this category), as well as Casting and Sound Mixing.

Connie Britton earned a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for NASHVILLE, her first nomination for the freshman series and her third nod in this category.       

"We are enormously proud of the achievements of MAD MEN and NURSE JACKIE year after year, and the success of NASHVILLE in its very first season," said Kevin Beggs, president, Lionsgate Television Group.  "We congratulate our nominees and thank the TV Academy for this terrific recognition."

Lionsgate has now amassed a total of 138 Emmy nominations and 19 wins, including 87 nominations in the past four years alone.  This year's nominations are as follows:

MAD MEN:

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 a Drama Series – Christina Hendricks
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series – Robert Morse
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series – Harry Hamlin
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series – Linda Cardellini
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series – Chris Manley, "The Doorway"
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series – Chris Figler, "The Collaborators"
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single Camera Series – Theresa Rivers, Arturo Rojas, David Blair, Jules Holdren, "The Doorway"
Outstanding Make-Up for a Single Camera Series – Lana Horochowski, Ron Pipes, Ken Neiderbaumer, Maurine Burke, Cyndilee Rice, "The Doorway"
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series [One Hour] – Peter Bentley, Ken Teaney, Alec St. John, "The Flood"

NURSE JACKIE:

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Edie Falco
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Merritt Wever
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Bobby Cannavale
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series – Julie Tucker, Ross Meyerson
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series [Half Hour] – Jan McLaughlin and Peter Waggoner, "Teachable Moments"

NASHVILLE:

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Connie Britton

MAD MEN, which begins shooting its seventh season this fall, is one of the most honored series in television history.  With its fourth consecutive Emmy® win for Outstanding Drama Series in 2011, it tied the all-time record for Emmy® wins in the category, joining an illustrious group of only three other shows in history that have achieved this milestone (Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, The West Wing). The series has also won three consecutive Golden Globes® for Best Drama, along with a host of additional awards.  Set in New York in the 1960's, MAD MEN has riveted audiences with the seductive and intriguing world of Madison Avenue advertising and stars an outstanding ensemble cast, including Golden Globe® winner Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, Jessica Paré, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Robert Morse, Jay Ferguson, Chris Stanley, Ben Feldman and Kiernan Shipka. Produced by Lionsgate, the series is created, written and executive produced by Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Matthew Weiner in association with Weiner Bros.  Joining Weiner are executive producers Scott Hornbacher, André and Maria Jacquemetton and Janet Leahy.    

NURSE JACKIE, which was recently renewed for its sixth season to premiere in 2014, stars Edie Falco as a strong-willed, fiercely loyal, deeply dedicated but very flawed emergency nurse working in a New York City hospital.  The role brought Edie, a four-time Emmy® winner, her first Lead Actress Emmy® for a comedy in the first season of the series. Also starring are Eve Best, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa, Anna Deavere Smith, Peter Facinelli, Ruby Jerins and Mackenzie AladjemBobby Cannavale and Morris Chestnut were special guest stars in season five and Stephen Wallem, Betty Gilpin and Adam Ferrara were guest stars. Co-produced by Lionsgate and Showtime Networks, the series was created by Evan Dunsky and Liz Brixius & Linda Wallem and is executive produced by Clyde Phillips, Tom Straw, Richie Jackson and Caryn Mandabach.

NASHVILLE, which returns to ABC for its second season on September 25, is set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene and stars Connie Britton as a country music legend eager to remain at the top of the charts and Hayden Panettiere as a rising young star.  Created by Academy Award®  winner Callie Khouri and executive produced by Dee Johnson, R.J. Cutler, Callie Khouri and Steve Buchanan, the series also stars Charles Esten, Eric Close, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Robert Wisdom, Chris Carmack, and Lennon and Maisy Stella.  The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Gaylord Entertainment. 

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Lionsgate 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, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has 28 television shows on 20 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication successes Tyler Perry's House of Payne, its spinoff Meet the Browns, For Better Or Worse, The Wendy Williams Show, Are We There Yet? and Orange Is The New Black.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first installment of The Hunger Games franchise, The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Tyler Perry's Temptation, Warm Bodies, Snitch, Texas Chainsaw 3D, The Expendables 2, The Possession, Sinister, The Cabin in the Woods and Arbitrage. Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 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 and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

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