Will Empire Rule Globes on Eve of Prime Pick-Up?

Sky TV will re-run all 12 episodes of the HBO gangster sensation, Boardwalk Empire, back-to-back in HD on Saturday.

They will air from 12.15pm on Sky Movies Greats on the eve of Sky’s free-to-air channel, Prime, picking up the series for 9.35pm Tuesday instalments from January 11.

The 12-hour marathon also precedes Sky’s live coverage of two key awards shows in which Boardwalk Empire star Steve Buscemi stands to win best actor kudos.

The first is The Golden Globes, where he has been nominated in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama; co-star Kelly Macdonald has been nominated for best supporting actress and the show is a contender for Best Television Series – Drama.

The Globes ceremony will air from 2pm on January 17 on Vibe, following live Red Carpet coverage on E! from 11am.

Buscemi’s also been nominated in the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where he’s in the running for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series; the show’s second SAG nomination is for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

The SAG Awards ceremony will air live, in HD, from 2pm on January 31 on Sky Movies, following live Red Carpet coverage on E! from 11am.

A month later, on February 28, Sky Movies also will air in HD the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

For more details of Sky’s 2011 awards coverage, see Sky Media Release Awards Season 2011.

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