Los Angeles, December 11, 2013 – Sundance Channel received two Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations for performances in the original miniseries “Top of the Lake.” Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter were both nominated in the category Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-series. “Top of the Lake” was co-directed by Oscar® winner Jane Campion and Garth Davis, co-written by Campion and Gerard Lee and produced by Campion, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, and Philippa Campbell.
“Elisabeth and Holly are two of the finest actors in the industry and they delivered fantastic portrayals of these rich and complex characters. We are extremely honored that the Screen Actors Guild has acknowledged their performances,” said Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel President and GM. “We would like to congratulate Holly and Elisabeth and all the SAG Award nominees.”
Elisabeth Moss received the Critic’s Choice Television Award and received an Emmy Nomination for her performance in “Top of the Lake”.
About “Top of the Lake” – Premiered March 18, 2013
Set in the remote mountains of New Zealand, “Top of the Lake” is the network’s original miniseries about the mysterious disappearance of a 12-year-old pregnant girl. The miniseries was co-directed by Oscar® winner Jane Campion and Garth Davis and co-writer by Campion and Gerard Lee. “Top of the Lake” is produced by Academy Award® winners Emile Sherman and Iain Canning (The King’s Speech, Shame) of See-Saw Films, and Philippa Campbell (Black Sheep) of Escapade Pictures. The series stars Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men,” On the Road); Oscar® winner Holly Hunter, BAFTA® nominee Peter Mullan (War Horse, Trainspotting), AFI Award® winning actor David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings, Australia), Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Spartacus: Vengeance”) and Jacqueline Joe as Tiu. “Top of the Lake” Executive Producer for Sundance Channel is Christian Vesper. “Top of the Lake” is co-produced by Sundance Channel, BBC TWO, and UKTV in Australia and New Zealand. BBC Worldwide distributes the television series internationally.
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About Sundance Channel
Sundance Channel is the destination for What’s Next, Now. Showcasing both today’s creative icons and the emerging talent of tomorrow, Sundance Channel tells bold stories with a fresh point of view. In addition to award winning films, Sundance Channel is home to daring new original programming. Launched in 1996 and owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., Sundance Channel provides perspectives dedicated to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity.
About AMC Networks Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming feed origination and distribution company.
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Kelli Stich Mills