If you watched Kate Winslet in HBO’s Mildred Pierce, then you’re probably not surprised it earned 21 Emmy nominations today. If you didn’t watch it, maybe now you should!
Thursday morning the 2011 Emmy nominations were announced and Mildred Pierce earned the most with 21 nominations. That’s right, the miniseries even beat out AMC’s Mad Men, who earned 19.
Mildred Pierce is an adaptation of James M. Cain‘s 1941 novel that tells the story of a single mother trying to earn the love of her daughter during the Great Depression.
The HBO miniseries also stars a very memorable Evan Rachel Wood, Guy Pearce, Bryan F. O’Byrne, Mare Winningham and Melissa Leo. For the series, Evan had to ask for advice from Kate, who plays her mother, on how to film her nude scene.
“I was a lot more nervous than I thought I was going to be,” Evan told xfinityTV.com (via Huffington Post). “I looked at Kate and she was like, ‘You’ve got to do it. Trust me, it’s so brave. Put a merkin on and you’ll be fine.’ ”
Take a look at some of the big nominations Mildred Pierce earned (via Huffington Post), below!
Outstanding TV Miniseries or Movie
The Pillars of the Earth
Too Big To Fail
Outstanding Leading Actress in a Mini-series or Movie
**Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce**
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Taraji P. Henson, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
Jean Marsh, Upstairs Downstairs
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini-series or Movie
**Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce**
**Bryan F. O’Byrne, Mildred Pierce**
Tom Wilkinson, The Kennedys
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
James Woods, Too Big to Fail
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-series or Movie
**Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce**
**Melissa Leo, Mildred Pierce**
**Mare Winningham, Mildred Pierce**
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Eileen Atkins, Upstairs Downstairs
Watch an HBO trailer for Mildred Pierce, below!
If you haven’t watched the miniseries (or just want to see it again) head over to HBO.com!