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THE HONORABLE WOMAN keeps making headlines for its commentary on the Middle Eastern peace process and its part in television’s gender revolution.
THE HONORABLE WOMAN’s final episode may have aired in September, but critics haven’t stopped celebrating the “chilling” series and its “universally terrific” performances. Meanwhile, TIME, HuffPo and others report on star Maggie Gyllenhaal taking home the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a TV Movie or Mini-Series.
Maggie Gyllenhaal won a Golden Globe for SundanceTV’s THE HONORABLE WOMAN in the “Best Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television” category.
The “splendidly designed” and “unforgettable” miniseries continues to land among 2014′s best TV offerings, with critics praising Maggie Gyllenhaal’s “breathtaking performance”.
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•The Wall Street Journal names THE HONORABLE WOMAN as art of “the best television of 2014″, citing the series’ “splendidly designed suspense” and calling it “packed with action and political intrigue informed by heavy infusions of the psychological, all artfully blended”.
The “mesmerising” miniseries keeps making best-of-2014 lists while Maggie Gyllenhaal trumpets her love for the role of Nessa Stein.
Today the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards, and SundanceTV’s THE HONORABLE WOMAN landed a nomination for Maggie Gyllenhaal for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
SundanceTV received a SAG Award nomination today for its miniseries THE HONORABLE WOMAN. Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart, The Dark Knight) received her first SAG Award nomination in the category of “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.” The 21st annual SAG Awards will be held on Sunday evening, January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles.
This morning the Screen Actors Guild announced its nominees for the 21st Annual SAG Awards, and SundanceTV’s THE HONORABLE WOMAN nabbed honors with the nomination of Maggie Gyllenhaal for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries.
Can’t get enough of THE HONORABLE WOMAN? Keep up with the stars throughout their upcoming big and small-screen projects.
From its premiere to its heart-stopping finale, THE HONORABLE WOMAN’s eight-episode run was filled with drama and suspense. Did you have a favorite episode? Read the recaps then vote in the poll below.
Sir Hugh shares his theories with Dame Julia, suggesting that Samir Meshal was a go-between for the US and the Palestinians. Hugh proposes that when Meshal called a Palestinian contact to confirm the Secretary of State’s agreement to an unknown plan, he inadvertently alerted the Israelis to the plan’s existence via the wiretap on Shlomo’s cables. Since the CIA was piggybacking on the Israeli tap, Hugh theorizes, they were able to take out Meshal before the Israelis could abduct and interrogate him. Dame Julia suggests that the Secretary of State might have been agreeing to Nessa’s assassination, but Hugh expresses doubt, guessing that Monica Chatwin independently arranged the attack on Nessa to curry favor with the CIA, ultimately gunning for Julia’s job.
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The burned man and the mysterious contact who came to his aid, revealing herself as Monica Chatwin, rendezvous in a hotel room. When MI6 agents bug the room, Chatwin starts a fire and the duo escapes.
Sir Hugh tells Nessa he knows she’s collaborating with the terrorists to get Kasim back. She tells him the Israeli national MI6 spotted Monica meeting with is actually a Palestinian terrorist (the burned man) and then confesses the truth about Kasim’s parentage.
THE HONORABLE WOMAN star Maggie Gyllenhaal talks the challenges of playing powerful, deeply flawed Nessa Stein and how she’s perfected the English accent.
Nessa is bludgeoned and raped by a sadistic stranger during a one-night-stand. Her MI6 tail brings her to a discrete medical facility, where Sir Hugh meets with her and asks if she wants the man arrested. She says no to avoid publicity.
Sir Hugh tells Nessa an Israeli extremist group has claimed the killing of the whistleblower who exposed the Stein Foundation academy’s selection process as biased. When Nessa denies the corruption, Sir Hugh theorizes aloud that Ephra made a deal with the Israelis to hide military intelligence programs in the academy without her knowledge.
In their Gaza cell, Nessa mourns her ruined future, knowing the scandal of her pregnancy will infect any work she tries to do to aid the peace process. Atika tells Nessa to give her the child and allow Atika to raise it as her own as thanks for saving her life.
Can’t get enough of Nessa Stein (Maggie Gyllenhaal)? Then we have some good news. SundanceTV is airing a mid-season marathon of THE HONORABLE WOMAN, back-to-back episodes of the entire season thus far, Sat., Aug 23 Noon/11c. Still not enough? Consider the following:
Hugo Blick–creator of political thriller THE HONORABLE WOMAN–discusses the dream-casting that is Maggie Gyllenhaal and the emotionally charged, real-life conflict he chose as the series backdrop.
In her eclectic film career, THE HONORABLE WOMAN’s Maggie Gyllenhaal has portrayed a great spread of interesting and complicated women. But which Maggie character are you? The personality test results are in, and 53% of fans found their mind-match in Jane Craddock from Crazy Heart. On the more masochistic end of the spectrum, 11% were matched with Lee Holloway in Secretary. See the full result break-down below.
THE HONORABLE WOMAN’s leading lady Maggie Gyllenhaal has truly done it all. From her indie turn in Donnie Darko to her Oscar-nominated performance for Crazy Heart to her big screen starring role in The Dark Knight, she’s proven to be one of the most versatile actresses out there. Want a primer on your soon-to-be-favorite baroness?…
Do you love a good thriller? Deadly secrets, espionage, spies—THE HONORABLE WOMAN has it all. Watch SundanceTV’s “brilliant” (Hollywood Reporter) new series starring Maggie Gyllenhaal Thursdays 10/9c. Not enough? Investigate the following:
Before starring as Nessa Stein in the all new SundanceTV series THE HONORABLE WOMAN, Maggie Gyllenhaall starred in both indie films and Hollywood hits including Donnie Darko, Secretary, and The Dark Knight. Take this quiz to find out which Maggie Gyllenhaal character you are.
You’ve got to give the Fifty Shades of Grey books credit. The erotic trilogy by E.L. James has single-handedly made BDSM mainstream (now everyone knows what a safe word is), been a boon to the sex toy industry (hello, love beads!), and improved the sex lives of many a long-married couple (a chapter a day will keep the couple’s therapist away!). But that doesn’t mean the series is without its faults, or that there aren’t better depictions of BDSM relationships in popular culture or at the very least, one better depiction.
SundanceTV’s all-new original series THE HONORABLE WOMAN stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as Nessa Stein, a savvy businesswoman swept into the political maelstrom in the Middle East. Can you maintain your honor and integrity while navigating explosive situations and personal dilemmas? Take this quiz to find out.