July 16, 2009
‘Gardens,’ ‘Storm’ rack up Emmy nods
HBO's fact-based movies
Grey Gardens and
Into the Storm each picked up more than a dozen Emmy Award nominations in Los Angeles Thursday.
Gardens, the story of two of Jackie Kennedy Onassis's eccentric female relatives, earned 17 Emmy nods, while the Winston Churchill bio-pic
Storm garnered 14.
The projects will compete with
Prayers for Bobby and
Taking Chance for the outstanding made-for-television movie Emmy.
Generation Kill and
Little Dorrit were mentioned for outstanding miniseries.
Nominated for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie is Kevin Kline for
Cyrano de Bergerac, Brendan Gleeson for
Into the Storm, Ian McKellen for
King Lear, Kevin Bacon for
Taking Chance, Kiefer Sutherland for
24: Redemption and Kenneth Branagh for
Wallander: One Step Behind.
Vying for the outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie title are Chandra Wilson from
Accidental Friendship, Shirley MacLaine from
Coco Chanel, Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange from
Grey Gardens and Sigourney Weaver from
Prayers for Bobby.
Up for supporting actor are Ken Howard of
Grey Gardens, Len Cariou of
Into the Storm, Bob Newhart of
The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice, and Tom Courtenay and Andy Serkis of
The nominees for supporting actress are Marcia Gay Harden for
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, Jeanne Tripplehorn for
Grey Gardens, Shohreh Aghdashloo for
House of Saddam, Janet McTeer for
Into the Storm and Cicely Tyson for