Winterbottom's "The Family" Earns Cableace Nomination

by indieWIRE

Michael Winterbottom's "The Family," a BBC-produced dramatic mini-series which aired on the Sundance Channel in March, has been nominated for a Cable/ACE Award. Winterbottom, director of "Welcome To Sarajevo," which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and will be released by Miramax, garnered a nomination in the International Dramatic Special or Series/Movie or Miniseries category, giving the Sundance Channel its first ever Cable/ACE nod.

The Sundance Channel beat out A&E and PBS' Masterpiece Theater, the two most active American purchasers of BBC programming, for the rights to air the series, written by Irish novelist Roddy Doyle ("Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha"). The four-hour drama is about a lower-class Dublin family. The project features music by Elvis Costello.

The Bravo Cable network received four Cable/ACE Award nominations, three in performing arts categories, and one for its popular talk show series, "Inside The Actors Studio."