Hallmark secures 18 Emmy nominations - lines up showcase of nominated movies

MUMBAI: The Crown Media Holdings owned Hallmark Channel has every reason to rejoice. The channel has secured 18 nominations for the 55th Annual Emmy Awards 2003 and has lined up a showcase of the nominated movies in the coming months. The awards are slated to take place at the Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on 21 September.

Out of the 18 odd Emmy nominations, leading the pack with five nominations is Tennessee William's Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone. Next with four nominations is Frank Herbert's Children of Dune, while Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story has bagged three nominations. Soldier's Girl has two nominations to its credit, followed by A Painted House, Gleason, Monte Walsh and Out of the Ashes with one nomination each.

Of these nominations, A Painted House and Gleason happen to be Hallmark Entertainment Original Productions. Others from the Hallmark stable to have been nominated or awarded in the past include Dinotopia, The Rosa Parks Story, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story, Anne Rice's The Feast of All Saints, Alice in Wonderland, Cleopatra, The Temptations, Moby Dick, Merlin, Gulliver's Travels, Odyssey, What the Deaf Man Heard, Scarlett, To Dance with the White Dog, A Place for Annie, Aftershock (Part 1), Animal Farm, Arabian Nights (Part 2), A Christmas Carol, Don Quixote, Jason and the Argonauts, P. T. Barnum, The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns, and The 10th Kingdom et al.

Apart from movies, Hallmark also has its share in the nominations for drama series. My Big Fat Greek Life has been nominated for this year's Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series while Farrah Fawcett who put in a special guest appearance in The Guardian has been nominated for the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. The Guardian and My Big Fat Greek Life will be aired on the Hallmark Channel in October and November respectively.

The showcase of this year's nominations starts from tomorrow at the following airtimes:

Monte Walsh 12 September, 9 pm
Frank Herbert's

Children of Dune

17 September (part 1)

24 September (part 2)

1 October (part 3)

9 pm

Out of the Ashes 19 September, 9pm
Gleason 2 October, 9pm
Tennessee William's Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone 8 October, 9pm
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story November

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