Claire won’t be attending the Emmy Awards ceremony tonight, but we’ll be rooting for Little Dorrit! 🙂
Little Dorrit comes up big:
Dark horse miniseries takes home the most Emmys
It was the little engine that could.
After staying off the radar with little marketing push, the BBC/PBS production of Little Dorrit surprisingly became the most honored program of the night with seven Emmys, including best miniseries.
It was a come-from-behind win. At the nomination stage, Dorrit was tied with its competitor in the best miniseries category, HBO’s Generation Kill, for sixth place, behind such heavy hitters as series 30 Rock, Mad Men and movies Grey Gardens and Into the Storm.
But in the end, the Charles Dickens adaptation squeaked past the dominant player in the longform space, HBO. The cabler’s Gardens was second in the program tally with six Emmys.
“This is a fantastic win that Dickens would be proud of,” said BBC Worldwide exec vp programming and production Jane Tranter, who commissioned the mini at the BBC. “If he was around today, he would undoubtedly be writing for television.”
Click here for the full list of Emmy Awards winners.
Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of Little Dorrit on a very well deserved win!!!