'Hatfields & McCoys' earns Emmys
September 24, 2012
The "Hatfields & McCoys" miniseries received three Creative Arts Emmys in awards handed out on Saturday in Los Angeles. The awards received were for outstanding makeup for a miniseries or movie (non-prosthetic): Mario Michisanti and Francesca Tampieri; outstanding single-camera picture editing for a miniseries or movie: Don Cassidy for part two of the miniseries; and outstanding sound mixing for a miniseries or movie: Stanomir Dragos, Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern.
On Sunday, the miniseries received two more awards: Kevin Costner for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie and Tom Berenger for outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie.
"Hatfields & McCoys," which is based on the late 1800s family feud between the West Virginia Hatfields and the Kentucky McCoys, received 16 nominations. The Creative Arts Emmys recognizes the technical aspects of production, reality programs and writing, while the Primetime Emmy Awards will recognize performances, direction and best overall programs.
On Sunday, the miniseries will be up for best miniseries or made-for-TV movie (which recognizes the producers, including Tri-State native Darrell Fetty), as well as nominations for Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie; Mare Winningham for outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie; Tom Berenger for outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie; and Kevin Reynolds for outstanding directing for a miniseries or movie. Also be on the lookout Sunday night for former Ashland resident Ashley Judd, who was also nominated for Best Actress in a miniseries for her work on "Missing."
Kevin Costner, who owns two Oscars, won his first Emmy for best lead actor in a miniseries or movie for playing "Devil" Anse Hatfield in History's "Hatfields & McCoys.", “We had to go all the way to Romania to film this very American story,” Costner said on stage.
“Hatfields & McCoys” was also a major player at the awards ceremony, with co-star Tom Berenger winning for outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie. The Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie went to Berenger’s “Hatfields & McCoys” co-star Kevin Costner. “We had to go all the way to Romania to film this very American story,” Costner said on stage. “"When I find good writing, I don't care what medium is in," Costner said when asked about working in television after being known for his big screen work.