The truebies are thrilled with the recent Golden Globes nominations for their favorite show. We are all keeping our fingers crossed for the big event on January 17. The True Blood cast is equally thrilled with the nomination for True Blood for Best Television Series – Drama. Earlier we reported that Anna Paquin is very flattered with her two nominations for True Blood and The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler. She was still in bed when she heard the news. And so was the rest of the cast who were so kind to give The Vault a first reaction to the Golden Globes nomination.
Kristin Bauer (Pam) says: “I was in bed, I had hit snooze already once when my phone rang. I laid there listening to my manager leave a cheerful message asking me to call him. About four minutes later it rang again, this time it was my agent announcing True Blood’s Golden Globe nomination! I got up and called them back! I am very happy about it of course, so nice to be part of this in any way!”
Tara Buck (Ginger): “The cast and crew of True Blood have my deepest artistic respect and I am thrilled they are being acknowledged with the nomination. The Golden Globe is the coolest! Personally I am beyond proud to be a very small part of the show and I look forward to continuing to collaborate with this freakishly talented group. I have a great manager who keeps me in the loop. I got a very sweet email last night with all the nominations attached. My fingers are crossed too!”
Jim Parrack (Hoyt Fortenberry) also didn’t stay up to watch the nominations live. “I was in my bed and I woke up and a girl I went to high school with had sent me a text this morning that said, “Congratulations on True Blood getting nominated for Best Drama and for Anna getting nominated for Best Actress!!” And I thought, “Wow!! is it already that time of year again!?!” And then I counted my blessings to be on this show and work with these people at this caliber. Those thougths were immediately followed by, “I wonder if Ciera [Jim’s lovely wife] and I will go this year?”
Michael McMillian (Rev. Steve Newlin) says: “Pretty cool news! My sister woke me up early this morning with a call from back home in Kansas City. I didn’t even know they were announcing the nominations today. I’m really happy that Season 2 is getting recognized and am proud to be a part of the True Blood universe. I’m also very proud of Anna Paquin for both her nominations. She cannot be stopped!”
Michael Lehmann, director of 5 True Blood episodes received an email alert: “I get email updates from Variety, which I rarely look at but haven’t bothered to turn off– that’s where I saw that the nominations were announced, and it led me to an article with a full list. I normally pay no attention to awards and am usually the last to know, but this year I found out pretty quickly.”
“I was very happy for everyone on the show and, of course, particularly for Alan Ball and Anna”, Michael continues. “I only wish more cast members had been nominated, as they are all more than deserving. I think the quality of acting on the show is so good across the board that it’s difficult for people to pick a standout– which may affect the nominations.”
Michael has worked on wonderful shows like Big Love and Californication, but it seems that he has a special place in his heart for True Blood: “Other actors and shows I’ve worked with got nominations, too, but luckily there is very little overlap, so I can root for True Blood without any reservations or conflicts. I really hope we win this year, as the second season was extraordinarily good, and everyone worked so hard to get it right.”
I think it is funny to see how the fans are more excited about award nominations than the cast and crew. Michael Lehmann has an explanation for that: “We tend not to get too excited about nominations… the whole competition thing is pretty strange; generally speaking, most of the people who do this stuff think of it as creative work and not as a competition with ‘winners’ and ‘losers.’
Of course, mostly we just don’t ever want to be thought of as losers. :)”
If the season 3 schedule falls into place as planned, Michael Lehmann will be directing 3 episodes again this season.
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