Young Romanian filmmakers nominated at Primetime Emmy 2012 Awards

Newsroom 23/07/2012 | 14:54

Three Romanian filmmakers, Şerban Porupcă, Adina Bucur and Dragoş Stanomir have been nominated to Primetime Emmy 2012 Awards for the mini-series “Hatfields & McCoys”, a production of History Channel in collaboration with Castel Film, made in Romania.

According to Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the association which awards Primetime Emmy, Şerban Porupcă was suggested for “Best Art Direction for a mini-series”, Adina Bucur for “Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special” and Dragoş Stanomir for “Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie”.

The “Hatfields & McCoys” mini-series received 16 nominalisations, which include: Outstanding Miniseries or A Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in Miniseries or A Movie – Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton, Outstanding Supporting Actor in A Miniseries or A Movie – Tom Berenger, Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Minieseries or A Movie – Mare Winningham, Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special – Kevin Reynolds, Director, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie, Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special, Outstanding Art Direction For A Miniseries Or Movie, Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries Or A Movie, Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score), Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie and Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special.

According to, the mini-series was produced by Leslie Greif’s Production Company, Thinkfactory Media, and Kevin Costner as producing partner, chronicles the bloody hostilities between two clans that escalated to the point of near war between two states. The Hatfield-McCoy saga begins with “Devil” Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy. Close friends and comrades during the Civil War, they returned to their neighboring homes – Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy just across the Tug River border in Kentucky – to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments that soon exploded into all-out warfare between the two families. As hostilities grew, friends, neighbors and outside forces joined the fight, bringing the two states to the brink of another Civil War.

Their story also includes: a tempestuous love affair between Hatfield’s son and McCoy’s daughter, which had disastrous consequences; the execution of McCoy’s three young sons in retaliation for the Rasputin-like murder of Hatfield’s beloved brother; a New Year’s Massacre of the McCoy clan and burning of their home, which also sparked international headlines; a public clash between state governors; and ultimately the involvement of the United States Supreme Court.

The TV mini-series was successful in theUnited States, where the first episode registred an audience of 13.9 million viewers and was aired on May 28 (Memorial Day).

The making of the film took place in 2011, mostly in Castel Film Studios fromRomania, on locations in Arges andBrasov, over a period of 13 weeks, during which time Kevin Costner, the main actor, was seen in several locations.


Oana Vasiliu

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