Noah Hawley, executive producer, “Fargo.”
Best mini-series or motion picture made for television
Martin Freeman, best performance by an actor in a mini-series or motion picture made for television
Billy Bob Thornton, best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television
Colin Hanks, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television
In Calgary, “where it’s very very cold,” Hawley is busy working on writing the next season of “Fargo.” “We’re taken a little off guard,” he said of the show’s nominations, “we’re so far into prep on the new series, it’s like ‘Oh yeah, we’re still in this [awards race]. I had a text exchange with Colin Hanks this morning. He said ‘When the phone started ringing I thought someone died because I forgot the noms were this morning!”
Hawley added that he feels “doubly honored” knowing that it’s clear that so many quality TV series get “snubbed” during awards season.
On Allison Tolman’s nomination for lead actress, Hawley said that for him, she was always the lead for the season, “it is her story,” he said. Tolman was nominated in the supporting actress category for the 2014 Emmys and Critics Choice Television awards, where she won. “These decisions about categories are something that’s not my purview. When I saw the nominations for best supporting actress, I did think she got snubbed. Then I saw she was nominated [as lead] and thought, ‘That’s even better then!”