Starz receives six Golden Globe Award Nominations

Starz receives six Golden Globe Award Nominations
Starz was nominated for six Golden Globe Awards by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association this morning at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards nomination ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The network garnered category nominations for “Outlander” for Best Television Series – Drama and “Flesh and Bone” for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

This marks the first time the network has received nominations in all three television categories across drama, comedy and limited-series, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama for Caitriona Balfe in “Outlander,” Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Sarah Hay in “Flesh and Bone,” Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for Patrick Stewart in “Blunt Talk” and Best Performance by an actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Tobias Menzies in “Outlander.”

“Our thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for honoring STARZ with nominations for our series ‘Outlander’ and ‘Flesh and Bone’ and the performances of Catiriona Balfe, Sarah Hay, Patrick Stewart and Tobias Menzies,” said Starz CEO, Chris Albrecht. “We are incredibly proud of our talented actors and producing partners who have been recognized for their achievements.”

“Outlander,” currently in production on its second season which will return to Starz in Spring 2016, is adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”). The series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history and adventure as it follows Claire Randall, a married WWII combat nurse who mistakenly falls back in time to 1743. “Outlander” is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.

“Flesh and Bone,” a gritty eight-hour limited series created by Emmy award-winning "Breaking Bad" writer and Executive Producer Moira Walley-Beckett, follows a young dancer with a distinctly troubled past as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. John Melfi (“House of Cards,” “Sex and the City”), Lawrence Bender (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Pulp Fiction” and “Good Will Hunting”) and Kevin Brown ("Roswell”) are Executive Producers. Australian filmmaker David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom,” “Rover”) directed the first episode. The limited series premiered November 8th and the entire series is currently available on Starz Play and StarzOn Demand for Starz subscribers.

This marks the first Golden Globe nomination for Caitriona Balfe (Money Monster, Now You See Me) who stars as Claire Randall in “Outlander.” It is also the first nomination for Sarah Hay, who stars as Claire Robbins in “Flesh and Bone” and is a soloist dancer currently for Semperoper Ballett in Dresden, Germany after dancing professionally in the US for four years and training at the School of American Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre. 

This is the third Golden Globe nomination for Patrick Stewart and his first nomination for a comedy series. Stewart was recognized for his performance in the Starz comedy series, “Blunt Talk” as Walter Blunt, a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news.  The series from Media Rights Capital (MRC) and executive produced by Seth MacFarlane, Jonathan Ames, Tristram Shapeero and Stephanie Davis premiered its first season on August 22, and is greenlit for a second season to return in 2016 on STARZ.

This is the first Golden Globe nomination for Tobias Menzies (“The Honorable Woman,” “Game of Thrones,” Casino Royale, Atonement) who plays two characters in the Starz Original Series “Outlander,” Frank Randall the beloved husband of Claire in the 1940s and Captain “Black Jack” Randall, the Captain of the English Army in 1793, capable of monstrous acts.