December 13, 2012

BBC AMERICA Scores Golden Globe Nomination For The Hour

Nominated For Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

New York, NY  BBC AMERICA’s critically acclaimed Dramaville mini-series, The Hour, received a Golden Globe® nomination in the category Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, it was announced today.

Perry Simon, BBC Worldwide America’s GM, Channels says: “The exceptional story-telling and outstanding production and performances in The Hour continue to raise the bar for our dramatic programming. The mini-series is a shining example of the high-quality programs that define BBC AMERICA’s Dramaville. Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Hour and all of the nominees.”

This is the second consecutive Golden Globe®nomination in the category for The Hour, created by Emmy®-nominated writer, Abi Morgan (The Iron LadyShame).

The Hour sequel was applauded by the press at its premiere in November. TV Guide Magazine called the mini-series “a smart, sleek and sexy drama,” Rolling Stone cheered, “BBC AMERICA’s brilliant 1950s drama The Hour, which is Mad Men level great at capturing the post World War II era,” and USA Today said it’s a “sharply performed, pleasingly intelligent British period drama.”

The Hour airs Wednesdays at 9:00pm ET as part of the Dramaville programming block on BBC AMERICA.

The sequel to The Hour, sees the return of the highly competitive, sharp-witted and passionate news trio of Freddie (Ben Whishaw, Skyfall, Cloud Atlas), Bel (Romola Garai, The Crimson Petal and the White) and Hector (Dominic West, The Wire) – still striving to broadcast stories they believe in.

The Hour is a Kudos Film and Television / BBC AMERICA co-production for the BBC, distributed by Shine International.

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be telecast live on NBC at 5pm PT/ 8pmET on Sunday, January 13, 2013.