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- Winner of the 2009 Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing (Long Form - Original) by the Writers Guild of America (WGA).
- Winner of three 2008 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Jay Roach), Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Nominated for eight additional Emmy Awards including Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie (Kevin Spacey and Tom Wilkinson), Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie (Denis Leary and Bob Balaban), Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie (Laura Dern), and Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special (Danny Strong).
- Aired in United States August 19, 2008
- Aired in United States May 25, 2008
- Aired in United States September 2008
- Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premiere) September 5-14, 2008.
- Jay Roach replaced Sydney Pollack as director.
- Aired in USA on HBO on May 25, 2008
- Began shooting October 8, 2007 and completed shooting December 4, 2007.