'Hatfields & McCoys' producer on 16 Emmy nominations: 'Truly overwhelmed'

"Hatfields & McCoys" received 16 Emmy Award nominations Thursday (July 19), and Leslie Greif, the executive producer who spent 30 years trying to get the project on TV, is somewhere beyond ecstatic."Oh my God!" Greif says. "Who would have thought that out in the middle of friggin' nowhere, freezing our kishkas off, now here we are."Grief is referring to interviews he did with Zap2it in a Romanian forest while shooting the six-hour miniseries that traces the iconic American feud between two families.Kevin Costner, who starred as Devil Anse Hatfield, and Bill Paxton (Randall McCoy) are nominated for lead actor in a miniseries.There was no way Greif was going to try to handicap that race."I am genuinely, truly overwhelmed," Greif says. "Listen -- you are talking to a proud papa who loves all of his kids. They were all just stunning."If Greif has but one gripe, it is how the Emmys divide nominations, and "Hatfields &...


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