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Thirtysomething (TV Series)

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Original title
Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Year
Running time
45 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
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Screenwriter
Richard Kramer, Joseph Dougherty, Ann Lewis Hamilton, Marshall Herskovitz, Susan Shilliday, Winnie Holzman, Edward Zwick, Liberty Godshall, Paul Haggis, Jill Gordon, Jerry Stahl
Music
W.G. Snuffy Walden, Stewart Levin, Jay Gruska
Cinematography
Kenneth D. Zunder, Robert Primes, Jerry Hartleben, Ernest Holzman
Cast
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Producer
Broadcasting by American Broadcasting Company (ABC); The Bedford Falls Company / MGM Television / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Genre
TV Series. Drama
Synopsis / Plot
TV Series (1987-1991). 4 seasons. 85 episodes. Hope and Michael are a married couple in their thirties, living in Philadelphia, and struggling with everyday adult angst. Michael runs an ad agency with his friend Elliot, whose marriage to Nancy is beginning to show the cracks of age, as is the friendship between Hope and her best friend Ellyn. Michael's best friend, Gary, on the other hand, is trying to get on with his womanising life, and get over the mutually-destructive affair he had with Michael's cousin, Melissa. It all sounds like just another soap, but is given a unique atmosphere by the production team (the Bedford Falls company, also responsible for 'My So Called Life') whose intelligent scripts, believable characters and frequent dips into the slightly surreal world of the character's minds places the series as one of the highlights of the late 1980s.
Awards
1991: Emmy: 3 Awards, Including Best Actress (Patricia Wettig). 8 Nominations
1990: Emmy: Best Actress in Drama Series (Wettig) and Directing. 11 Nominations
1989: Emmy: 4 Awards, Including Best Supp. Actress (Mayron). 13 Nominations
1988: Emmy: 4 Awards, Including Best Drama Series. 10 Nominations
1990: Golden Globes: Best Comedy Actress (Patricia Wettig). 2 Nominations
1989: Golden Globes: 3 Nominations including Best Drama Series
1988: Golden Globes: Best Drama Series
1987: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Drama Series
1990: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director Drama Series
1989: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director Drama Series
1988: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director Drama Series. 2 Nominations
1987: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director Drama Series
1991: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Screenplay in Episodic Drama. 2 Nominations
1990: Writers Guild of America (WGA): 2 Nom. for Best Screenplay in Episodic Drama
1988: Writers Guild of America (WGA): 2 Awards for Best Screenplay in Episodic Drama. 3 Nominations
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