Academy Award® Nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal garners first SAG Award nomination

New York, NY, December 10, 2014 – SundanceTV received a SAG Award nomination today for its miniseries “The Honorable Woman.” Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart, The Dark Knight) received her first SAG Award nomination in the category of “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.”  The 21st annual SAG Awards will be held on Sunday evening, January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles.

“Making ‘The Honorable Woman’ was one of the most inspiring and exciting experiences of my career so far, and I’m thrilled to be nominated for my performance in it,” said Maggie Gyllenhaal. “Hugo and the cast were beyond amazing, and I’m so grateful that SundanceTV and the BBC took a chance on this show. Also, it’s pretty awesome that my brother and I are going to be there together!”

“Maggie’s creative genius and uncompromising spirit is something we seek out and – pun intended – honor at SundanceTV,” said Sarah Barnett, SundanceTV President and General Manager. “We are so pleased that her incredible work in ‘The Honorable Woman’ has been recognized by the Screen Actors Guild.”

The announcement marks six total nominations in SundanceTV’s history. This was a banner year for SundanceTV, with the Los Angeles Times classifying its programming as “artisanal television.” The network expanded its original programming slate with its second wholly owned scripted drama, “The Red Road,” and the second season of the critically acclaimed and WGA-nominated “Rectify.” The channel also further explored the limited series genre with “The Honorable Woman” and “One Child.” Variety stated, “[‘One Child’] further establishes Sundance’s credentials as a channel exploring an indie film sensibility while looking to the culture clashes that occur beyond US borders in pursuit of compelling stories.”

# # #

About “The Honorable Woman”

“The Honorable Woman” is written and directed by BAFTA Award® winner Hugo Blick (The Shadow Line), is an Eight Rooks and Drama Republic Production for BBC TWO and is co-produced by SundanceTV.  The miniseries is executive produced by Drama Republic’s Greg Brenman (Billy Elliot) and produced by Abi Bach (Small Island). The series stars Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart, The Dark Knight, Secretary), Academy Award nominee Stephen Rea (“The Shadow Line,” “Father & Son,” V for Vendetta); Oscar and Tony Award® nominee Janet McTeer (“Damages,” Albert Nobbs);  Lindsay Duncan (“The Hollow Crown,” “White Heat”); Andrew Buchan (“Broadchurch,” “Garrow’s Law,” “The Fixer”); BAFTA Award® nominee Katherine Parkinson (“The IT Crowd,” “Sherlock”); Eve Best (“Nurse Jackie,” The King’s Speech); Lubna Azbal (Incendies, Occupation, Paradise Now, Body of Lies); Tobias Menzies (“Game of Thrones,” “Rome,” “The Shadow Line”).

About SundanceTV

SundanceTV is making and celebrating television as distinctive as the best independent films. Working with today’s most remarkable talent, SundanceTV is attracting viewer and critical acclaim for its original scripted and unscripted series. Launched in 1996 and owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., SundanceTV delivers on the spirit of 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. (NASDAQ: AMCX) owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates BBC America through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide, and represents BBC World News’ distribution and advertising sales.  In addition, the company operates AMC Networks International, its global division. More information is available at

Press Contacts