Sunday, August 21, 2011

Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire the epic HBO series starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, and Kelly Macdonald returns this September. The pilot episode was written by Terence Winter (The Sopranos) and directed by Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island). 

The series is based on Nelson Johnson’s Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City.

Through most of the 20th century, Atlantic City was controlled by a powerful partnership of local politicians and racketeers. Funded by payoffs from gambling rooms, bars, and brothels, this corrupt alliance reached full bloom during the reign of Enoch “Nucky” Johnson — the second of three bosses to head the Republican machine that dominated city politics and society.

Boardwalk Empire with 18 Emmy nominations is a critic’s darling having already notched major Golden Globe and SAG Awards. The series is nominated for Best Drama, while Steve Buscemi received a nomination for Best Actor, drama, and Kelly McDonald received the nomination for Best Supporting Actress, drama.


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