Lionsgate (NYSE:), a premier next generation global content leader, earned seven Golden Globe® nominations today across its television and motion picture divisions.
The critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black and Jason Reitman’s breakout series Casual each earned nods in the Best Television Series — Comedy or Musical category, the first for Casual and the second for Orange is the New Black. Jason Reitman, Zander Lehmann, Helen Estabrook and Liz Tigelaar are executive producers of Casual; Lehmann is also creator. Orange is the New Black is executive produced by Jenji Kohan.
In addition, Orange is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba received her second Golden Globe® nod for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for a Television for her portrayal of Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren.
Meanwhile, Mad Men’s Jon Hamm secured his sixth Golden Globe® nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama for his role as Don Draper. He previously won Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama in 2008. The series is created, written and executive produced by Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Matthew Weiner in association with Weiner Bros. Scott Hornbacher and Janet Leahy are also executive producers.
In the feature film categories, Shaun the Sheep Movie was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film. Based on the popular TV character, Shaun the Sheep, the film was presented by Lionsgate, StudioCanal and Aardman Animations in association with Anton Capital Entertainment. Shaun the Sheep Movie is an Aardman production written and directed by Mark Burton and Richard (“Golly”) Starzak.
Lionsgate and sister company Roadside Attractions garnered two nominations for the critically acclaimed film Love & Mercy, a biographical drama directed by Bill Pohlad about musician-songwriter Brian Wilson, co-founder of The Beach Boys. Paul Dano received a nod for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his portrayal of Wilson. In addition, Brian Wilson’s “One Kind of Love,” co-written with Scott Bennett, was nominated for Best Original Song – Motion Picture. Love & Mercy was produced by River Road Entertainment and Battle Mountain Films.
Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, video games and international distribution and sales. With Pilgrim Studios recently joining the Lionsgate family, the Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses. These include the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the multiple Emmy Award-winning drama Mad Men, the hit broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the acclaimed drama Manhattan and the breakout series The Royals.
Its feature film business has been fueled by such successes as the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the first two installments of the Divergentfranchise, Sicario, The Age of Adaline, CBS/Lionsgate’s The DUFF, John Wick, Now You See Me, Roadside Attractions’ Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes,Lionsgate/Codeblack Films’ Addicted and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.
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