BIG LITTLE LIES Awards Competitors Outraged by News of A Second Season
According to Variety, the hit series Big Little Lies will be back for season two. But some of the show's awards competitors are not at all thrilled with the news that the former "limited series" has taken on the dimensions of an "episodic drama". calling the show's many nominations at various awards ceremonies into question.
HBO announced Friday that the hit show would be returning for a highly anticipated second season. In light of the news competitors are said to be "fuming" as the show has regularly been nominated in (and won) limited series or movie categories.
The news is especially jarring to industry insiders as it coincides with the completion of voting at a number of awards ceremonies including the Critics' Choice Awards and Golden Globe Awards, and just before the beginning of voting for the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
On Friday night, the PGA responded to the controversy with a letter stating that the organization would "re-set the voting" for its television nominations. The re-set will put the show in the Episodic Drama category "for which it now is qualified."
The show is based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, and stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley.
Become a part of the conversation and "prepare to be obsessed" (Vogue) with the new HBO® hit limited series BIG LITTLE LIES, starring some of the biggest names in show business, including Academy Award®-winner Reese Witherspoon, Academy Award®-winner Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley, just to name a few. Due to make its home entertainment debut on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 1, 2017 and via Digital Download on May 1, 2017, Big Little Lies includes all seven episodes from the "exquisitely conceived and structured" (The Washington Post) limited series as well as six fascinating "Inside the Episode" pieces and an exclusive extended "About Big Little Lies" piece featuring never-before-seen cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.Big Little Lies is based in the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, where nothing is quite as it seems. Doting moms, successful husbands, adorable children, beautiful homes: What lies will be told to keep their perfect worlds from unraveling? Told through the eyes of three mothers - Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste (Nicole Kidman) and Jane (Shailene Woodley) - Big Little Lies paints a picture of a town fueled by rumors and DIVIDED into the haves and have-nots, exposing the conflicts, SECRETS and betrayals that compromise relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and friends and neighbors. The cast also includes Alexander Skarsgård, Emmy®-nominee Laura Dern, Adam Scott, Zoë Kravitz, James Tupper and Jeffrey Nordling. Big Little Lies is written for television and created by David E. Kelley (seven-time Emmy® winner for "Picket Fences", "LA Law", "The Practice" and "Ally McBeal"; "Goliath") and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée ("Dallas Buyers Club"; "Wild"; "Demolition").