Parade’s End, a BBC-HBO series co-produced with Flanders, found itself nominated for five Emmy Awards. The miniseries was nominated in the categories Outstanding Lead Actor, Writing, Cinematography, Costumes and Music Composition. This last category entails a particular nomination for Flemish composer Dirk Brossé, who arranged the music for the series. The Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on September 22th.
Recognizing excellence in the television industry, the Emmy Awards correspond to the Academy Awards for film, making it prestigious prizes to be won. The Emmys are held on an annual basis, this year marking its 65th edition. Last year, Flemish production company Shelter scooped an Emmy for its successful TV show Benidorm Bastards.
Parade's End tells an epic story of love and betrayal set against the dying years of the Edwardian era and the First World War. Woven through the central love triangle are the personal stories of a kaleidoscope of characters whose lives are touched by the outbreak of war. The series is based on a series of novels of the same name by Ford Madox Ford.
The drama series was partly shot in Flanders while some smaller roles were filled with local acting talent such as Jurgen Delnaet (Moscow, Belgium), Hilde Heijnen and Leslie De Gruyter. All in all, the production spent six-and-a-half weeks in Belgium and all of the post-production for Parade's End took place in the country. Entirely composed by Dirk Brossé, the musical score was performed by the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, which previously saw its performance of the soundtrack for Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist – a joint venture with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra – rewarded with an Oscar for Best Original Music.
Parade’s End was written by Tom Stoppard, directed by Susanna White and co-produced for Flanders by Martin Dewitte of Anchorage Entertainment. The series received support trough the Flanders Audiovisual Fund/Media Fund of Flemish Cultural Affairs Minister Joke Schauvliege.