The Kennedys leads Canadian nods at Emmys

The Kennedys, The Borgias, and The Pillars of the Earth land multiple nominations at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.
The Kennedys

Muse Entertainment’s The Kennedys is up for 10 nominations at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, co-announced by Canadian actor Joshua Jackson (Fringe, One Week) and Mike & Molly’s Melissa McCarthy on Thursday morning.

The Kennedys, produced by the Montreal prodco in association with Asylum Entertainment, is nominated for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Art Direction For A Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music, Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries or Movie (Non-Prosthetic) and Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries or a Movie.

It also saw two nods for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Greg Kinnear’s portrayal as John F. Kennedy and Barry Pepper’s turn as Bobby Kennedy, while Tom Wilkinson landed an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or A Movie nom for playing Joe Kennedy.

Canadians Michael J. Fox, Christopher Plummer and Will Arnett also received acting nominations

Canadian coproductions The Borgias (Showtime Presents in association with Take 5 Productions and Octagon Films) and The Pillars of the Earth (Starz, Tandem Communications and Muse Entertainment in association with Scott Free Films), meanwhile, each saw seven nods, sharing space in the categories of Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera series.

Borgias was also recognized for Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series, Outstanding Costumes For A Series, Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series, Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series.

It also received Original Main Title Theme Music nods – for which Camelot was also nominated – and Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series, where Stargate Universe was also recognized.

Pillars, meanwhile, has been nominated in several categories alongside Kennedys, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie, Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie and Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Non-Prosthetic).

It’s also scored nods for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie, Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score) and Outstanding Cinematography For A Single Camera Series.

And Epitome Pictures’s Degrassi, in association with TeenNick and CTV/MuchMusic, landed a spot in Outstanding Children’s Programming.

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards take place Sept. 18. For the full list of nominees, click here.

Editor’s note: In the original version of this story, Playback incorrectly identified The Kennedys as a coproduction. We regret the error.