HBO Canada Programming Leads the 2015 Emmy® Awards
— September 21, 2015
– HBO wins the most Emmy Awards of any network for the 14th year in a row, and the most in its history –
– GAME OF THRONES makes history with 12 wins in one year, including Outstanding Drama Series –
– VEEP takes top honours in comedy categories, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ fourth straight win as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series –
– Powerhouse miniseries OLIVE KITTERIDGE sweeps major awards in Limited Series or Movie categories –
“Never mind Netflix. Never mind old-school network TV. HBO owns quality television.” – John Doyle, Globe and MailTORONTO (September 21, 2015) – It was a headline-making night for HBO at the 67th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS: the dragons of Westeros soared; a vice president (or maybe president) honoured audiences with her honoured presence; premium, first-class storytelling took centre stage; and the network won the most Emmys in its history. First-run series, films, documentaries, and specials available in Canada exclusively on HBO Canada received a total of 43 Primetime and Creative Arts Emmy Awards, with HBO’s GAME OF THRONES, VEEP and OLIVE KITTERIDGE leading the way. HBO’s 43 wins – across multiple categories including Drama Series, Comedy Series, Limited Series, Television Movie, Documentary and more – are the most in its history and one shy of tying the all-time record for a single network.
In Eastern Canada, Emmy-winning HBO programming, including all five seasons of GAME OF THRONES, all four seasons of VEEP, and OLIVE KITTERIDGE, is currently available on TMN GO, TMN OnDemand, and HBO Canada OnDemand.
In Western Canada, Emmy-nominated programming is available on the go with Shaw Go Movie Central app, Bell TV app, Telus Optik on the go, and HBO Canada On Demand.
For the 14th year in a row, HBO won the most Emmys of any network, with GAME OF THRONES taking a history-making 12 awards, the most of any series in a single year. The epic fantasy, which enters its sixth season in 2016 as the most-watched series in Canadian Pay and Specialty TV history, took home the most prominent award of the night: Outstanding Drama Series. Other wins include: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage); Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff, D.B. Weiss); Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (David Nutter); and a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series for Canada’s Paula Fairfield.
HBO’s comedy series VEEP booked another year in office with five awards, including its first golden statue for Outstanding Comedy Series. Other key wins include: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus); Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Tony Hale); and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche).
HBO’s critically acclaimed, powerful miniseries OLIVE KITTERIDGE garnered eight awards, sweeping all major categories it was nominated in including: Outstanding Limited Series; Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Frances McDormand); Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Richard Jenkins); and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Bill Murray).
Additional highlights for HBO include: three Emmys for GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special and Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Alex Gibney); two awards for the headline-making THE JINX: THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series; and four wins for the HBO original film BESSIE, including Outstanding Television Movie for BESSIE.
Other winning programming from HBO and CINEMAX includes: BOARDWALK EMPIRE (two wins); SILICON VALLEY (two wins); FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS (two wins); THE KNICK (one win); LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER (one win); and CITIZENFOUR (one win for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking).
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HBO Canada brings Canadians HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO’s extensive library – all in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible on TMN GO, on demand and online where available by service provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. In Eastern Canada, HBO Canada is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. In Western Canada, HBO Canada is offered by Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).