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BBC America's Viva Blackpool gets nominated for a Golden Globe




BBC AMERICA, today, received a Golden Globe nomination for Viva Blackpool (broadcast as Blackpool in the UK).

 

The mini-series, written by Peter Bowker and starring David Morrissey, was nominated for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. It made its debut on BBC AMERICA in October and is a BBC/BBC AMERICA co-production.

 

BBC AMERICA CEO and President, Bill Hilary says: "We're thrilled to have another nomination to follow up our Golden Globe wins for The Office. And especially delighted it's for a drama this time, which shows the real depth of creative talent on the channel. We applaud the Hollywood Foreign Press for their commitment to recognizing shows that are truly risk taking and innovative."

 

Peter Bowker says: "This is fantastic news, and a total surprise. It just goes to show what I've always suspected - that Americans have impeccably good taste!"

 

Other nominations in the category include Empire Falls, Lackawanna Blues and Warm Springs (HBO), Sleeper Cell (Showtime) and Into The West (TNT).

 

The Golden Globes took place on Monday, January 16 in Los Angeles. Viva Blackpool has already won two BANFF Awards.

 

 

Notes to Editors:

For up-to-the-minute information on BBC AMERICA, forthcoming U.S. premieres, artwork and news from the channel, log on to www.press.bbcamerica.com.

 

BBC AMERICA brings audiences a new generation of award-winning television featuring razor-sharp comedies, provocative dramas, life-changing makeovers and news with a uniquely global perspective.

 

BBC AMERICA pushes the boundaries to deliver high quality, highly addictive and eminently watchable programming to viewers who demand more. BBC AMERICA is distributed by Discovery Networks. It is available on digital cable and satellite TV.

 

For more information about BBC AMERICA visit www.bbcamerica.com

 

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