The Directors Guild of Canada held their awards ceremony on Saturday night, and The Kennedys and its director Jon Cassar both came out big winners. The show won for Best Television Movie/ Mini-Series, while Cassar took home the award for Best Direction of a Television Movie/ Mini-Series. In addition, the drama based on the legendary American family also won in the categories of Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, and Best Picture Editing for a Television Movie/ Mini-series.
Earlier this year, Cassar won the award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television from the Directors Guild of America as well. Other awards that have been claimed by The Kennedys include four Emmy awards and three Gemini Awards. Posted 10.22.12 by reelz
Tonight marked the second win in three days for ReelzChannel's The Kennedys. On Thursday, January 26, the eight-part miniseries won Best Historical Drama Production at the 2012 History Makers Awards.
Jon Cassar, who directed all eight episodes of The Kennedys, won Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series at the 64th annual Directors Guild of America Awards. This was Cassar's third DGA Award nomination and his second win — the first was in 2006, when he won Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for the "7:00 AM-8:00 AM" episode of 24.
Tomorrow night Greg Kinnear, who played John F. Kennedy, is up for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. The Kennedys, which reached 7.7 million viewers during its premiere week, has previously won several other accolades — four Emmy Awards (including Barry Pepper for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries) and three Gemini Awards. Posted 01.28.12 by reelz
Jon Cassar, who directed all eight episodes of the epic The Kennedys, today received an Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series nomination from the Directors Guild of America. Cassar also executive produced the miniseries, which aired on Reelz.
This is Cassar's third DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series in 2006 for directing an episode of the popular TV show 24.
Also nominated in the TV movies and miniseries category was Stephen Gyllenhaal (yes, the father of Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal) for Girl Fight (Lifetime), Jeff Bleckner for Beyond the Blackboard (CBS), Michael Stevens for Thurgood (HBO), and Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston, Penelope Spheeris, Alicia Keys, and Patty Jenkins were collectively nominated for Lifetime's Five series.
The winners of the 64th annual DGA Awards will be announced Saturday, Jan. 28, in Los Angeles.
The Kennedys, which reached 7.7 million viewers during its premiere week, has already won several accolades — four Emmy Awards (including Barry Pepper for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries) and three Gemini Awards. 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. Posted 01.10.12 by reelz
Nominations came out today for the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards and the 8-part miniseries The Kennedys is in the running for the David L. Wolper Producer of the Year in Long-Form Television award.
The award encompasses both movies of the week and miniseries. For The Kennedys the producer nominees include Jon Cassar, Jonathan Koch, Stephen Kronish, Steve Michaels, Michael Prupas, Jamie Paul Rock, and Joel Surnow. The awards winners will be announced on January 21, 2012. See the list of nominees >> Posted 01.03.12 by reelz
Not satisfied with garnering 10 Emmy nominations last month, The Kennedys — the 8-part movie event you almost weren't allowed to see — has also charmed another 10 noms for the Gemini Awards.
The Geminis hono(u)r the best in Canadian television (the Canadian equivalent to the Emmys) and as The Kennedys is a joint production, filmed in Canada and airing on the Canadian History Channel, they qualify. The mini-series even stars some Canadians (Barry Pepper and Kristin Booth). See the nominations >> Posted 08.04.11 by reelz
This morning nominations for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced and The Kennedys was recognized in 10 categories, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie. Both Greg Kinnear (JFK) and Barry Pepper (RFK) are up for Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, and Tom Wilkinson (Joe Kennedy Sr.) was nominated for Supporting Actor. Here's the full list of The Kennedys nominations.
– Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
– Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie — Greg Kinnear
– Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie — Barry Pepper
– Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie — Tom Wilkinson
– Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie
– Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie
– Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Movie
– Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
– Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
– Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie
If you missed the series the first time we aired it, The Kennedys will re-air this November, starting November 6. Sign up here to get alerts, including airdates and times for your satellite or cable provider. Posted 07.14.11 by reelz
The highly anticipated and controversial drama series The Kennedys has found a new home — right here on the ReelzChannel TV network, we're happy to announce. The epic eight-part movie event will have its world premiere April 3. More about The Kennedys, including a Trailer >> Posted 02.01.11 by reelz
DreamWorks has had developing the Motorcade script by Hans Bauer and Craig Mitchell on their agenda for years, but it never quite seemed to come together as a viable project. Now, however, with a little script doctoring and a celebrated TV producer/director attached, Motorcade seems done spinning its wheels.
Motorcade tells the story of an ousted Secret Service agent who happens to be on hand when the U.S. President is kidnapped. Originally planned as a Tom Cruise vehicle with Len Wiseman directing, the script for Motorcade is now being worked on by Billy Ray. Jon Cassar is attached as director, which would mark the 24 producer/director's first gig helming a theatrical production. Variety reports that Cruise is no longer in consideration for the lead role, with DreamWorks interested in casting Ryan Reynolds instead. Posted 10.08.09 by BrentJS