'Trail' blazing suits AMC


The Golden Globes has made cable channel AMC one-for-one on the awards circuit.

The Cablevision-owned network received its first nominations for its first longform effort, the June miniseries "Broken Trail." The four-hour Western drama collected three mentions, one for best miniseries/motion picture for TV and actor noms for Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church.

"Trail" already delivered a monster audience of 9.7 million over two nights, but the nominations have a value all their own, said Charlie Collier, AMC executive vp and general manager.

"We're thrilled to be recognized this way," said Collier, who moved from Court TV to AMC in September. "Without exception, 'Broken Trail' has become a turning-point moment for AMC."

Rob Sorcher, executive vp original programming and production at AMC, said the noms give AMC additional credibility as it attempts to build on the momentum of "Trail" with a slate of series and miniseries. The network plans to roll out its first original drama series next year.

"This is just further confirmation of how correct our track is in going after quality and the best possible creative talent out there," Sorcher said.