Boardwalk Empire won has received well deserved SAG Awards and Golden Globe Awards for its freshman season on HBO. The Prohibition era series stars Steve Buscemi as flamboyant crooked politician Nucky Thompson, based on the historic Atlantic City treasurer Enoch ‘Nucky’ Johnson.
Boardwalk Empire won two SAG Awards at the Screen Actors Guild Awards presentation on January 30, 2011. Boardwalk Empire won the award for Best Ensemble Cast and lead actor Steve Buscemi won for Best Actor in a TV drama.
Boardwalk Empire premiered on Sunday, September 19, 2010 and was renewed by HBO. just two days after its successful premiere. The series is from Terence Winter, Emmy® Award-winning writer of “The Sopranos” and Academy Award®-winning director Martin Scorsese, BOARDWALK EMPIRE is set in Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition, when the sale of alcohol became illegal throughout the United States.