Louisiana-filmed 'True Detective' leads Emmy nominations

Louisiana-filmed 'True Detective' leads Emmy nominations

Louisiana-filmed 'True Detective' leads Emmy nominations

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Posted on July 10, 2014 at 8:06 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 10 at 8:58 AM

Dominic Massa / Eyewitness News
Email: dmassa@wwltv.com

 

Hollywood South continues to gain recognition from Hollywood itself, with the Louisiana-filmed series “True Detective,” “Treme” and “American Horror Story: The Coven” among the programs earning Emmy nominations Thursday morning.

The series, two of which aired on HBO and the other on FX, were shot in and around New Orleans and Louisiana over the past year, further boosting the area’s reputation as a hotbed for entertainment production.

Industry watchers expect “True Detective,” which was nominated for best drama series, to be a strong contender in this year’s Emmy race.  Co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are nominated for best actor honors for their work.  The show also picked up nominations for writing, directing, editing, cinematography, makeup, casting, music and art direction.

“Treme,” which ended its run last year on HBO, was nominated for best miniseries.  Creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer also earned a writing nomination.  The series also earned nominations for casting and sound mixing.

In the same category as “Treme” for best miniseries is another locally-filmed show, “American Horror Story: The Coven.”   Actresses Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulsen were also nominated for outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie, for their work on the program.  Writers for “American Horror Story: The Coven,” were also nominated.  The program also earned nods for art direction, costuming, sound, makeup hair styling and casting. 

The locally-shot miniseries “Bonnie and Clyde,” aired on Lifetime, was also nominated for best miniseries, as well as for makeup, hair styling and sound editing.

“Top Chef,” which featured New Orleans episodes, is nominated for best reality-competition program.

Additionally, A program featuring New Orleans native and internationally-renowned jazz musician Wynton Marsalis was nominated for outstanding children’s program.  Marsalis’ “A YoungArts Masterclass” was produced for HBO.

A CNN documentary program which featured a segment with New Orleans ties was nominated for outstanding documentary and editing.  “The Sixties: The Assassination Of President Kennedy,” co-produced by actor Tom Hanks and his production group Herzog & Company, featured a segment on the Jim Garrison/Clay Shaw investigation, with interviews with former WWL-TV and States-Item reporter Rosemary James.

The Emmy Awards will be presented Aug. 25.


Drama series
Breaking Bad, AMC
Downton Abby, PBS
Game of Thrones, HBO
House of Cards, Netflix
Mad Men, AMC
True Detective, HBO

Comedy series
The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Louie, FX
Modern Family, ABC
Orange Is the New Black, Netflix
Silicon Valley, HBO
Veep, HBO

Actor, drama series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom (HBO)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Woody Harrelson, True Detective (HBO)
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)

Actress, drama series
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

Actor, comedy series
Louis C.K., Louie (FX)
Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)
Ricky Gervais, Derek (Netflix)
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (Showtime)
William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Actress, comedy series
Lena Dunham, Girls (HBO)
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly (CBS)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Supporting actor, drama series
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)

Supporting actress, drama series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Joanna Froggatt, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)

Supporting actor, comedy series
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Adam Driver, Girls (HBO)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family (ABC)
Fred Armisen, Portlandia (IFC)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)

Supporting actress, comedy
Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)

Actor, miniseries or movie
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge (Starz)
Idris Elba, Luther (BBC America)
Martin Freeman, Fargo (FX)
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo (FX)

Actress, miniseries or movie
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor (BBC America)
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero (Lifetime)
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bounty (Lifetime)
Kristen Wiig, Spoils of Babylon (IFC)

Variety
The Colbert Report, Comedy Central
The Daily Show, Comedy Central
Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC
Saturday Night Live, NBC
Real Time With Bill Maher, HBO
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, NBC

Reality competition
The Amazing Race, CBS
Dancing With the Stars, ABC
Project Runway, Lifetime
So You Think You Can Dance, Fox
Top Chef, Bravo
The Voice, NBC

Miniseries
American Horror Story: Coven, FX
Fargo, FX
Luther, BBC America
Bonnie & Clyde, A&E
Treme, HBO
The White Queen, Starz

Movie
Killing Kennedy, National Geographic Channel
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, HBO
The Normal Heart, HBO
Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
Trip to Bountiful, Lifetime

 

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