“Flesh and Bone” nominated for Golden Globes

Golden Globe Award nomineeThe nominations for the 2016 Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday. Starz’s dance series Flesh and Bone, a dark eight-hour project following a driven ballerina with a troubled past, received two nominations.

 

First, Flesh and Bone was nominated for Best TV Movie or Miniseries alongside American Crime, American Horror Story: Hotel, Fargo and Wolf Hall.

 

Second, it’s leading actress and full-time professional ballerina Sarah Hay was nominated for Best Actress in a TV Movie or Limited Series alongside big stars like Kirsten Dunst (Fargo), Queen Latifah (Bessie), Felicity Huffman (American Crime) and Lady Gaga (American Horror Story: Hotel.) [To see the complete list of nominees, read the Los Angeles Times announcement.]

 

According to Variety, Producer/Creator Moira Walley-Beckett, an alum of Breaking Bad, heard the news while on a hiking trail in California. She told Variety, “I yelped with excitement and startled my dogs.”

 

She told Entertainment Weekly, “I feel like these nominations are less a eulogy and more of a celebration. It’s a celebration of the labor, a celebration of the extraordinary accomplishment of shooting this kind of thing … We killed ourselves on this project. We absolutely were beaten to shreds by the time we were done, and it was so grueling, and everybody believed in it and worked so hard, so now everybody’s ecstatic.”

 

Have you been watching Flesh and Bone these last few weeks? It’s set to have its finale this month. Here’s an interesting article about the disturbing dance drama in the December edition: http://www.danceinforma.com/2015/12/02/flesh-and-bone-good-or-bad-for-the-dance-world/

 

Photo (top): Sascha Radetsky and Sarah Hay in Flesh and Bone. Photo courtesy of Starz.