December 13, 2012 |
HBO's "Game Change" took the lead on the TV front Thursday morning as the nominees for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced. The political drama was followed closely by Showtime's "Homeland. " "Game Change," which was based on the 2008 presidential campaign (particularly former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's road to becoming a vice presidential nominee), racked up five nominations, including nods for actors Ed Harris and Julianne Moore. "Homeland," which will wrap its second season Sunday, scored four nominations--maintaining its lock in the major drama categories, with Mandy Patinkin landing a supporting actor in a drama nod after not making a showing last year.
September 23, 2012 |
“Game Change” won the Emmy on Sunday for miniseries or movie. The HBO political drama , which premiered to an impressive 2.1-million viewers in March, was based on the 2008 presidential campaign - particularly former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's road to becoming a vice presidential nominee. It faced aggressive opposition from Palin, who is portrayed in the film by Julianne Moore, and her supporters for what they called a “false narrative.”...
January 13, 2013 |
HBO's "Game Change" won a Golden Globe for best miniseries or motion picture made for television Sunday night. Adapted from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's bestselling nonfiction account of the 2008 election, "Game Change" also picked up four Emmys in September. Directed by Jay Roach, it stars Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, Ed Harris as Sen. John McCain and Woody Harrelson as political strategist Steve Schmidt. "Game Change" beat out "The Girl" (HBO), "Hatfields & McCoys" (History)
March 12, 2012 |
The HBO movie “Game Change” may not be the whole story, but it is a true story about Sarah Palin and the power of ineptitude in American politics. Palin and her partisans have trashed the movie for one very good reason: no matter how sympathetic to Palin's personal predicament the film may be, the central plot point is that John McCain and his campaign team picked a shockingly unprepared person to be his running mate. Steve Schmidt, McCain's senior political advisor, and other top campaign operatives were primary sources for the book on which “Game Change” was based.
March 6, 2012 |
When the phone rang about a year ago, with a query about whether she would consider playing Sarah Palin in a TV movie, Julianne Moore jumped at the chance. "Then I hung up the phone and thought, 'Oh my God, what have I done?'" Moore recalled recently with a laugh. "To play a historical figure is one thing. To play a living historical figure deepens the challenge. But to play a culturally significant, very prominent, living figure, that kind of put it over the top. " Over the top could also describe early reaction to Moore's performance and to "Game Change," HBO's docudrama on Palin's mesmerizing 2008 run for the vice presidency.
January 14, 2013 |
Lena Dunham capped her coming-out year Sunday with two Golden Globes for her critically acclaimed HBO comedy, "Girls. " "This award is for every woman who felt like there wasn't a space for her," said the 26-year-old writer-actor, who was practically unknown until last year, with the premiere of her off-kilter comedy about the travails of young women in New York. Dunham won lead actress, and "Girls" took the TV comedy or musical series category. The show was nominated for five Emmys in September but got just one, for casting.