The Kennedys Wins History Makers Award
01.26.12 by REELZ
Add another award to The Kennedys' growing list. Tonight the eight-part miniseries won Best Historical Drama Production at the 2012 History Makers Awards. The Kennedys, which aired on ReelzChannel, beat out Nazi Hunters (Canada/Brazil) and Mission to Murder Hitler (Germany) for the award, which recognizes the very best in history, current affairs, and non-fictional programming from around the world and across digital and TV platforms. ReelzChannel CEO Stan E. Hubbard had this to say about the win.
This award is a tremendous honor and validation for the cast, crew, and creators who worked so hard and so carefully to get the history right. Each and every one of them went to work every day with the weight of history on their shoulders and still had to endure two years of ridicule and criticism. In the end, this award from History Makers International proves that they got it right.
The Kennedys, which reached 7.7 million viewers during its premiere week, has previously won several accolades — four Emmy Awards (including Barry Pepper for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries) and three Gemini Awards. In addition, Greg Kinnear, who played John F. Kennedy, is also up for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.