Martin Scorsese Adds Emmy Winner to His List of Accomplishments

Martin Scorsese in Boardwalk Empire
Martin Scorsese in 'Boardwalk Empire' - © HBO
He finally picked up an Oscar in 2007 for The Departed, and now Martin Scorsese has his won his first Emmy. Scorsese was named Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for directing the pilot episode of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.
Scorsese, who loves to talk, worried about having to rush through his acceptance speech but still seemed to manage to thank everyone he needed to.
Boardwalk Empire returns for its second season on September 25, 2011 and HBO provided this synopsis of what we can expect from season two: “Nucky (Steve Buscemi) and his lieutenants – including young World War I veteran Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) – appear to have solidified their hold on power by rigging an election and getting a crony elected mayor. However, after a bloody KKK attack at Chalky White’s bootleg warehouse, Nucky finds his hold on Atlantic City weakened, first by state agents who arrest him for election fraud and ransack his office, then by members of his own inner circle and even his family, who align with Jimmy’s father, the aging Commodore Louis Kaestner, in an attempt to oust him altogether. Meanwhile, mobsters like Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky and Al Capone wait in the wings, looking for the chance to grab a bigger piece of Nucky’s pie.”