Big Little Lies Handmaids Tale among Emmy frontrunners with Canadian ties

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Some of the biggest contenders at Sunday’s Emmy Awards in Los Angeles have major Canadian connections, including Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale.The miniseries Big Little Lies, which is up for 13 awards and won another three at the Creative Arts Emmys earlier this month, was directed by Quebec filmmaker Jean-Marc Valleé. Valleé, who was behind the Oscar-nominated film Dallas Buyers Club (2013), is nominated for an Emmy as director, editor and executive producer.The series stars Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Nicole Kidman as mothers and friends in an affluent California town. Witherspoon and Kidman were also co-producers.Director Jean-Marc Vallee (Wild, Dallas Buyer’s Club) is nominated for Emmys as director, co-executive producer and an editor for Big Little Lies. (Mark Blinch/Reuters) “Reese and I fought like crazy with our producing partners to get this thing made,” Kidman told CBC News. “It was like pushing a rock up a mountain but when we got it there, we were like, ‘We did it.’ And I said to Reese at the end, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if this was a big success? Can you imagine sharing that?’ And we get to share it, and that’s fantastic.” Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Nicole Kidman, left, Shailene Woodley and Reese Witherspoon star in the Emmy-nominated, Canadian-directed miniseries Big Little Lies. (HBO/Bell Media)last_img

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