The Kennedys (miniseries)

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The Kennedys
Title card from The Kennedys
GenreHistorical drama
Written byStephen Kronish
Directed byJon Cassar
StarringGreg Kinnear
Barry Pepper
Katie Holmes
Tom Wilkinson
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes8
Executive producer(s)Michael Prupas
Joel Surnow
Jonathan Koch
Steve Michaels
Jon Cassar
Jamie Paul Rock
Production location(s)Hamilton, Toronto[1]
CinematographyDavid Moxness
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Muse
Asylum Entertainment
Shaw Media
DistributorMuse Distribution International
Original networkHistory Television (Canada)
ReelzChannel (United States)
Original releaseApril 3 (2011-04-03) – April 10, 2011 (2011-04-10)
External links
Production website

The Kennedys was an American-Canadian 2011 Emmy Award-winning miniseries.

About[change | change source]

The Kennedy's was about the political career and the personal life of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.. The show was about how Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. made John F. Kennedy win his election for President.

As the show continued, they show the difficulties of Kennedy's presidency, Joseph's stroke and rough relationship with Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, and the assassination of both John and Robert Kennedy. The show also featured John's relationship with his wife Jacqueline Kennedy.

Cast[change | change source]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Association Category Result
2011 26th Gemini Awards Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie Nominated
Best Achievement in Make-Up Nominated
Best Costume Design Nominated
Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series Nominated
Best Original Music Score for a Dramatic Program, Mini-Series or TV Movie Nominated
Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series[2] Won
Best Production Design in a Fiction Program or Series Nominated
Best Sound in a Dramatic Program Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series — Diana Hardcastle[2] Won
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series — Barry Pepper[2] Won
63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Movie Won
Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a Movie (non-prosthetic) Won
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie Won
Outstanding Miniseries[3] Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieGreg Kinnear[3] Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieBarry Pepper[3] Won
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieTom Wilkinson[3] Nominated
2012 Producers of the Year Awards Television Producer of the Year Award in Longform Nominated
18th Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries — Greg Kinnear Nominated
64th Directors Guild of America Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series — Jon Cassar[4] Won
History Makers Awards Best Historical Drama Production[5] Won

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Kennedys (TV Mini-Series 2011– )" – via
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "2011 Gemini Award nominations". Tribute (magazine). Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "2011 Primetime Emmy Award nominations". USA Today. Retrieved July 14, 2011.

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