Boardwalk Empire And Downton Abbey Lead ASC TV Awards

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December 29, 2011 | 7:40am EST

Hit TV shows Boardwalk Empire and Downton Abbey are among the nominees set to do battle at the upcoming American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards.
Martin Scorsese’s show has been nominated twice in the category for best one-hour episodic television series/pilot, going up against British period drama Downton Abbey, Pan Am and Chase.

Kate Winslet’s series Mildred Pierce has received a nomination in the television movie/miniseries category alongside The Kennedys, Chicago Overcoat, Page Eight and Any Human Heart.

In the category for best half-hour episodic series or pilot, recently axed TV show Bored to Death leads the honors and will compete against Modern Family, R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, Man Up and David Duchovny’s Californication.

The prizes will be handed out at a ceremony in Los Angeles on 12 February.