BY ERIC VOLMERS, POSTMEDIA
The Alberta-shot darkly comic crime series Fargo has netted 16 Emmy Award nominations for its third season, including recognition for a number of local crew members.
Since the series debuted in 2014, it has been nominated for 52 Emmys and won five.
This year, the FX series has been nominated for outstanding limited series, which pits it against Big Little Lies, Feud: Bette and Joan, Genius and The Night Of. Other nominations this year for Fargo include two for series creator Noah Hawley, one for writing and one for directing; a lead actor nod for Ewan McGregor, who played the dual roles of Emmit and Ray Stussy; David Thewlis has been nominated for outstanding supporting actor; and Carrie Coon for outstanding lead actress.
Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev of Calgary's Nomadic Pictures and Calgarian Leslie Cowan are among the producers of Fargo.
"It feels amazing," said Oakes. "As always, being acknowledged by your peers is fantastic. What Mike and I are most proud of is the nominations for our incredible Alberta crew, who are the true heroes of Fargo braving the snow, the cold, the long hours in the winter time to help support Noah Hawley's vision of this incredible TV series."
Jackie Lind, who lives in Vancouver but operates a Calgary casting company, is on the team nominated for outstanding casting for a limited series; Chris Glimsdale, Penny Thompson, Judy Durbacz and Eva Blanchard share a nomination for outstanding hairstyling; Gail Kennedy, Joanne Preece, Amanda Rye and Danielle Hanson are nominated for outstanding makeup; and production mixer Michael Playfair is on the team nominated for outstanding sound mixing.
The series also received three nominations for single-camera picture editing and nods for music composition, sound editing and cinematography.
Interior shots for the third season of Fargo were filmed at the Calgary Film Centre. The village of Beiseker and Bragg Creek were locations, as were areas of Inglewood, Marda Loop and downtown Calgary.
The plot revolved around a feud between the Stussy brothers, played by McGregor, over an inheritance. The season finale aired June 21 on FX Canada.
While there has been no official word on a fourth season of the series, Noah Hawley hinted that Fargo is not over during a recent appearance at the ATX Television Festival in Austin. According to Deadline, he pointed out that "it took 15 months to get Season 2 off the ground, and 18 months to get Season 3 on the air."
“Please don’t tell people this is the end,” said Hawley, responding to rumours there may never be another season. “Right now, I just can’t point to (a production start) date on the calendar.”