Mildred Pierce, the period melodrama starring Kate Winslet in the role that Joan Crawford made famous in 1945, earned the most Emmy nominations, with a staggering 21 nods including best miniseries, best actress for Winslet, and best director for Todd Haynes.
Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road, The Reader) stars in the title role of the HBO Miniseries presentation Mildred Pierce, along with Guy Pearce (The Hurt Locker, Memento), Evan Rachel Wood (HBO’s True Blood), Brían O’Byrne (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead), James LeGros (Skateland, Mercy), Melissa Leo (Frozen River, HBO’s Treme), Mare Winningham (George Wallace) and Hope Davis (HBO’s In Treatment). Directed by Todd Haynes (I’m Not There, Far from Heaven) from a script by Haynes and Jon Raymond,
Mildred Pierce is the epic story of a proud single mother struggling to earn her daughter’s love during the Great Depression in middle-class Los Angeles. The five-part miniseries, produced in association with MGM, will follow the story laid out by James M. Cain in his 1941 novel of the same name.
Kate Winslet: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Guy Pearce: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Brian F. O’Byrne: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Melissa Leo: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Mare Winningham: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Evan Rachel Wood: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
|Kate Winslet and Todd Haynes on the set of "Mildred Pierce." Image: HBO|
Todd Haynes: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special with Jon Raymond.
I highly recommend viewing this mini series if you haven't already. It was excellent and deserves the 21 nominations; however, it is unfortunate that several cast members have compete against each other, which demonstrates how well the series was directed.