With the Emmy nominations announced today, networks everywhere are celebrating. But History may be throwing one of the biggest parties of the day after their record-breaking miniseries Hatfields & McCoys garnered a staggering 16 Emmy nods.
With 16 nominations, Hatfield & McCoys is not only the project that earned History the most primetime Emmy nomination in the network’s history, but also makes it among the most nominated in the Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie category. For the full listing of nominations, see the end of this post.
When the six-hour scripted miniseries first aired in late May, 62 million people tuned in over the course of the week and it became the top three entertainment telecasts of all time on ad supported cable among total viewers.
With an all-star cast featuring the likes of Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Tom Berenger, Mare Winningham and more, the miniseries recounted the true American story of a legendary family feud and presented it in a way that not only made people think of history as something interesting, but something to excite us and have us enjoy!
Several of the names involved with the miniseries expressed their excitement and gratitude over the nominations already.
“This has been a true passion project of mine for thirty years and I am overwhelmed and elated to receive 16 Emmy nominations for Hatfields & McCoys. I was thrilled to have set ratings records, but knowing that America, and now the industry has enjoyed and embraced this project, is really the crown jewel. The support from our partnerships with Kevin Costner and Nancy Dubuc, coupled with the hard work from our incredible cast and crew truly made the creation and production a remarkable experience for which I am forever grateful,” stated Executive Producer Leslie Greif.
Kevin Costner also explained, “Filming the Hatfields & McCoys was one of the most fulfilling and inspiring projects that I’ve had the opportunity to work on, and it was truly gratifying that audiences tuned in to see our interpretation of this classic American story. To be recognized for our work by the members of Television Academy this morning is the cherry on top. I share this nomination with everyone who contributed to this project from the producers, cast and crew to the great team at History, who really stepped up to support the creative vision of the filmmakers.”
And Bill Paxton also had a few words to share about the news. He provided us with a laugh and smile, too, “I’m shocked and humbled by this Emmy nomination and excited for Kevin, Mare and Tom and all the Emmy nominations HM has received. I should have grown the beard a long time ago.”
Outstanding Miniseries or A Movie
Outstanding Lead Actor in Miniseries or A Movie – Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton
Outstanding Supporting Actor in A Miniseries or A Movie – Tom Berenger
Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Minieseries or A Movie – Mare Winningham
Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special – Kevin Reynolds, Director
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special –
Outstanding Art Direction For A Miniseries Or Movie – 2012
Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special – 2012
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries Or A Movie
Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score)
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie
Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special