The nominations for The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards have been announced today and I’m so excited to tell you there are absolutely great news for Elizabeth and Weeds.
Weeds has received 4 nominations this year:
- BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL – WEEDS
- BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL – MARY LOUISE PARKER
- BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION – ELIZABETH PERKINS
- BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION – JUSTIN KIRK.
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards” will take place Monday, January 15, 2007, at The Beverly Hilton with a live telecast airing on NBC at 8 p.m. (EST) and produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
The hit hospital drama “Grey’s Anatomy” and offbeat comedy “Weeds,” about a pot-dealing soccer mom, led the field of Golden Globe contenders for TV awards on Thursday with four nominations each.
“Weeds,” drawing a much smaller audience on the Showtime cable channel, was nominated in the Golden Globe race for best TV comedy or musical and garnered three acting bids, most notably for Mary-Louise Parker, who stars as a suburban widow who makes a living by selling marijuana to her neighbors.
The third season of Weeds promised in last month’s season finale now looks to be a reality.The future of the pot-infused comedy may not have been in any doubt, but Showtime finally announced the third-season pick-up on Thursday, meaning that viewers will get to see the resolution to the finale’s myriad cliffhangers.
Production on a 15-episode third season will begin in spring 2007, with an eye toward a late-summer premiere.
“Weeds’ is quintessential Showtime: bold, provocative, premium television with production values at the top of the food chain,” says Showtime Entertainment president Robert Greenblatt.
The finale, which featured the death of a major character and ended with several more characters engaged in a stand-off, was apparently the most watched in the show’s history, not that Showtime gives out viewership figures.
Star Mary-Louise Parker won a Golden Globe for her role as a marijuana-dealing suburban mom and the series was nominated for the best comedy series Globe. Five Emmy nominations, including one for co-star Elizabeth Perkins, followed.
Source: Showtime Networks Inc.
Hot off last month’s shocking second season finale of “Weeds” — the most-watched episode in its history — Showtime is green lighting 15 new episodes for the third season of the award-winning series, it was announced today by Showtime Network’s President of Entertainment, Robert Greenblatt. The network’s most watched comedy and critical darling, “Weeds” is a biting and satirical look at the complicated life of a suburban, pot-dealing mother. Produced by Lionsgate in association with Tilted Productions, “Weeds” stars Mary-Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins, Tonye Patano, Romany Malco, Justin Kirk and Kevin Nealon. Created and executive produced by Emmy® Award winner Jenji Kohan, the series will resume production in Los Angeles in spring 2007 for a summer premiere.
“‘Weeds’ is quintessential Showtime: bold, provocative, premium television with production values at the top of the food chain,” says Greenblatt. “This acclaimed show will be the centerpiece of our comedy strategy for several years to come, though labeling it just a comedy doesn’t do it justice. It combines comedy and pathos in a way that seems to represent real life better than almost any show out there.”
“‘Weeds’ continues to surpass all our expectations and we’re delighted about the pick-up,” says Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate’s President of Television Programming and Production. “The talent — both in front of and behind the camera — is extraordinary, and we’re excited about our continuing relationship with Showtime, which has gone above and beyond to support the unique creative vision of the series since day one.”