After the close of its first season, the drama series, set in Prohibition era Atlantic City, picks up noms for Best TV Drama and more.
In what ABC News deemed as a "largely predictable set of nominations announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Tuesday [Dec. 14]," the picks for this year's Golden Globe Awards categories were chosen this morning.
The "Glee" heavy list also included three nominations for HBO's Boardwalk Empire — in the Best TV Drama, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories.
Actor Steve Buscemi, who portrays the fictional character Nucky Thompson (based on the real Nucky Johnson) on the show, was nominated for best actor.
Kelly MacDonald, who plays Margaret Schroeder in Boardwalk Empire, was nominated for best supporting actress. It was announced earlier this year that HBO will air will a second season of the hit show. (Which is also a hit for Atlantic City.)
Cable TV shows snagged more nominations this year than network TV shows did, with cable shows getting 35 of the 54 nominations available.
HBO led the pack with 12 total nominations.
Showtime had 8 nominations for thier cable TV shows, such as Dexter.
Here are the Golden Globe nominations for Boardwalk Empire, and what they face as challengers. The Golden Globes will air live on NBC on Jan. 16, 2011 at 8pm.
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions, HBO Entertainment
Showtime, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company
THE GOOD WIFE (CBS)
CBS Television Studios
MAD MEN (AMC)
THE WALKING DEAD (AMC)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
STEVE BUSCEMI - BOARDWALK EMPIRE
BRYAN CRANSTON - BREAKING BAD
MICHAEL C. HALL - DEXTER
JON HAMM - MAD MEN
“The three eras that attracted me where the 1920s, the ‘50s and the ‘70s. And really HBO’s mandate was [so broad that] I literally had a huge canvass to work from.”
Cable TV giant HBO has released an official trailer for the second season of its award-winning and milti-Emmy nominated drama series Boardwalk Empire.
At Missouri Avenue, for many years, was the carnival-looking stand of the “weight guesser.” If he didn’t guess your weight within three pounds, after you stepped on his huge scale, you received one of the many prizes displayed.
They never could enforce it, not really. In Atlantic City, the ban was a boon. The Amendment went out with the next tide.
Answer the following trivia questions correctly and be entered to win a large Boardwalk Empire poster. We have two available. Participants must be 18 or older and provide correct e-mail address when answering (in the comments portion below) so we can contact you for shipping of the winnings. OK, here they go: 1. What did Senior Prohibition Agent Nelson Van Alden claim to be the cause of death of his partner Agent Sebso? 2. Which of the following six themes have not yet been presented in the multi-part Atlantic City Weekly web video series "Atlantic City History: Conversations & Storytelling"? The web video series was filmed at Caesars right before the viewing party for the debut episode of HBO's Boardwalk Empire on Sept. 19 and included a panel discussion of the following topics by Atlantic City authors and historians including Vicki Gold Levi, Allen "Boo" Pergament, Ralph Hunter, Jim Waltzer, Pinky Kravitz and Israel Posner. a. "Entertainment & Nightlife" b. "The Boardwalk" c. "Nucky Johnson" d. "Gambling (Legal or Otherwise)" e. "The African American Experience" f. "Sports in AC and Camp Boardwalk" Leave your answers below in the comments portion. Two winners will be contacted....
In real life, Nucky Johnson, Atlantic City’s Boardwalk emperor during the 1920s, did eventually marry a former showgirl and actress, a local woman named Flossie Osbeck. But that didn’t happen until one day before Johnson began serving a four-year prison term for tax fraud in 1941. There’s little historical evidence to support the fact that Lucy is patterned after Osbeck.
In a “news” box on the upper right side of the Archeophone Records home page, there’s a list of the songs played thus far in the first two episodes of HBO’s 'Boardwalk Empire,' set in 1920s Atlantic City.
A huge audience of 4.8 million people watched the Sunday night premiere, which ran against a big football game featuring the New York Giants and the Indianapolis Colts, more than any other HBO premiere episode in more than five years...
Early in the premiere episode of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, a crowd of dapper Atlantic City movers and shakers, partying well into the night in a spiffy supper club, make a familiar countdown, cocktail glasses held high...
With Sunday’s debut of Boardwalk Empire fast approaching, let’s look back on the period during which the series takes place, specifically the year 1920, the dawn of the Prohibition era.
HBO has uploaded the approximately 14-minute behind-the-scenes documentary "The Making of Boardwalk Empire," which premiered...
In the 11th episode of this multi-part series, a distinguished panel of Atlantic City historians and authors continue to discuss the history of Atlantic City's famed Boardwalk.
The next-to-last Webisode in this 13-part series, "Success in A.C." aka "Gambling (Legal or Otherwise)" featuring Stockton College's Israel Posner
Life After Jimmy
A Nucky by Any Other Name