Jul 19, 201210:58 AMThe Telegraph
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'Hatfields & McCoys' Gets Slew Of Emmy Nods
Looks like Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy aren’t quite ready to make peace yet. Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton, who memorably portrayed Devil and Randall respectively in the smash hit Hatfield & McCoys miniseries, will be competing as nominees for this year’s Emmy Award given to Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.
But that’s only part of the story: Hatfields & McCoys received an impressive total of 16 nominations Thursday morning -- tied with Downton Abby, and surpassed only by Mad Men and American Horror Story with 17 nods each -- when the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the finalists for the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
The History cable channel production also snagged nominations for Tom Berenger (as the volatile Jim Vance) as Outstanding Supporting Actor, Mare Winningham (as the long-suffering Sally McCoy) as Outstanding Supporting Actress, and Kevin Reynolds as Outstanding Director.
Justified, another favorite of C&I readers, received two nominations in the Drama Series division, for Outstanding Guest Actor (Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett) and Art Direction. And the AMC western Hell on Wheels – which kicks off its second season Aug. 12 – is up for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.
Winners of the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced during a live (and no doubt lengthy) telecast starting at 8 pm CT Sept. 23 on ABC.