Explore Nucky’s World in Atlantic City this Summer

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Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer, investigated the offerings by two tour companies in Atlantic City. These tours offer a glimpse into the past as visitors learn more about how 1920s Atlantic City operated under Boss Nucky Johnson, the inspiration for Steve Buscemi’s character in HBO’s critically acclaimed hit series Boardwalk Empire.

ATLANTIC CITY – Perhaps you’ve wondered whether there really were diving horses on the old Steel Pier or what the difference was between a rumrunner and a bootlegger.

Let Enoch “Nucky” Johnson, the 1920s political boss who is fast becoming to this seaside gambling town what Mickey Mouse is to Disney, be your guide to revealing those secrets and more about this fabled resort.

Atlantic City has been Nucky mad since the 2010 debut of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. The series, which will return in September, follows one Nucky Thompson and was inspired by a book by Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson, of Hammonton, about the exploits of the real-life racketeer.

Read more at Atlantic City trolleys offer a ride into Nucky’s world at Philly.com

Washington Post: “Empire” is Serious Emmy Competition for Mad Men

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With 18 nominations, including Steve Buscemi for Best Drama Actor, the newbie show–based on Nelson Johnson’s “Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City–is a critic’s darling having already notched major Golden Globe and SAG Awards.

Read more at The TV Column – The Washington Post.

Boardwalk Empire Scores 18 Emmy Nominations.

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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Thursday announced the nominees for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. Boardwalk Empire received 18 nominations. The series is nominated for Best Drama, while Steve Buscemi received a nomination for Best Actor, drama, and Kelly McDonald received the nomination for Best Supporting Actress, drama.

via USA Today News, 2011 Primetime Emmy Award Nominees.

HBO Releases Season 2 Teaser Trailer

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Even though HBO has not yet set an official start date for season 2 of its award winning series Boardwalk Empire (inspired by the true story, Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City by Nelson Johnson), they have now released a teaser trailer to keep the fans happy.

Boardwalk Empire’s following has grown here in the US and now across Europe as the series aired over there this spring.

Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, and Kelly Macdonald are back, as well as the rest of the cast and some new faces.

Michael K. Williams on ‘Boardwalk Empire’

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Michael K. Williams as Chalky White

Michael K. Williams as Chalky White

The actor Michael K. Williams came to deserved prominence on “The Wire” due to his sublime portrayal of Omar Little, a trenchcoat-wearing, shotgun-toting Baltimore street thug who just happens to be gay.

The Brooklyn native is stealing scenes again on another gritty HBO series: the Prohibition-era drama “Boardwalk Empire,” on which he plays no-nonsense bootlegger Chalky White. We caught up with Williams recently to ask him about being submitted for Emmy consideration for the first time and whether Chalky and Omar would get along.

Read more  on TheWrap TV.

Buscemi wasn’t obvious but he was right…

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Journalist/critic Randee Dawn is a full-time entertainment writer for publications including The Hollywood Reporter, The Los Angeles Times, Moving Pictures Magazine and TODAYshow.com, among others. She sat down in New York to talk with Steve Buscemi about his role as Nucky Thompson in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.

The actor knows he wasn’t the obvious actor to play Nucky Thompson, but he’s won a Golden Globe for the performance and is a strong Emmy contender.

This is how low-key Steve Buscemi is in real life: He can enter the Cupping Room Café in New York’s Soho district and initially go unnoticed even by someone keeping an eye out for him. Hard to imagine such anonymity for a man who has appeared in dozens of movies since the 1980s and who is currently starring in one of HBO’s critically acclaimed new series, “Boardwalk Empire.”

Eventually, he finds who he’s looking for and takes a seat, speaking softly and thoughtfully. “I’ve had people, strangers, after I get to talk to them a little bit, say, ‘Oh, you’re calmer than the characters you play,’ or something like that,” he says. “But I don’t know what characters they’re referring to.”

via Steve Buscemi: For ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ Steve Buscemi wasn’t obvious but he was right via the LA Times.

Boardwalk Empire Picks Up 4 CCTA Nominations

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The Critics' Choice Television Awards

The Critics' Choice Television Awards

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association, a spin-off of the Broadcast Film Critics Association that hands out the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards announces its inaugural set of nominees. Modern Family leads with 6 nominations; Mad Men follows with five nods; Boardwalk Empire and 30 Rock earn four each. FFWding to the good parts, the first annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards ceremony will be held on June 20.

In what hopefully will turn out to be a harbinger of the 2011 Emmys, the nominations for the inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards were announced this morning, and a handful of acclaimed yet heretofore kudos-deprived series were at last singled out. ABC’s red-hot Modern Family received the most nods of any program (six), followed by fellow awards magnet Mad Men. But about those breakthrough shows…

FX’s Justified scored an impressive four noms, including best drama, best actor for Timothy Olyphant, best supporting actress for Margo Martindale and best supporting actor for Walton Goggins. CBS’ The Good Wife and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire also snagged four nods apiece. AMC rookie The Killing fared well with three nominations, tying with Fox’s Fringe, which saw leading lady Anna Torv and the long-overlooked John Noble make the list of contenders.

Two NBC comedy upstarts, Community and Parks and Recreation, walked off with three nods apiece, including best comedy series and plaudits for their respective leads, Joel McHale and Amy Poehler. They’ll compete with fellow Thursday-night companions 30 Rock and The Office.

ABC’s Wednesday comedy block also got a nice boost with The Middle and Cougar Town nabbing a combined five nods, including lead actress for Patricia Heaton and Courteney Cox and supporting actress for Eden Shur and Busy Philipps.

The complete list of nominations are below. The first CCT Awards are scheduled to be handed out on June 20 in Los Angeles and will air two days later on ReelzChannel at 8/7c. Additionally, the ceremony will be live streamed on VH1.com.

via TVLine.

A First look at Boardwalk Empire Season Two

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Go behind the scenes with creator/executive producer Terence Winter as he talks about what to expect in the second season of “Boardwalk Empire.” The new season of Boardwalk Empire premieres this fall only on HBO.