Fargo (season 1)
|Fargo (season 1)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Original release||April 15 –|
June 17, 2014
The first season of the anthology black comedy–crime drama television series Fargo, premiered on April 15, 2014, on FX. Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks and Martin Freeman, the season consisted of ten episodes and concluded its initial airing on June 17, 2014.
Set in January 2006, the season follows hitman Lorne Malvo (Thornton) who stops at a hospital in Bemidji, Minnesota following a car accident and influences local mild-mannered insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Freeman) with his violent and deceptive ways. Their meeting sets forth a series of murders throughout the city. Meanwhile, Deputy Molly Solverson (Tolman) of Bemidji and Officer Gus Grimly (Hanks) of Duluth attempt to solve several crimes across the state that they believe may be linked to Malvo and Nygaard.
Filming of the first season began in Calgary, Alberta, in late 2013 and concluded in 2014. The first season received acclaim from critics, praising its writing, directing and the performances of Thornton, Tolman, Hanks and Freeman. The season won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries, along with Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Casting, as well as fifteen other nominations. It was nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, winning Best Miniseries or Television Film and Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for Thornton's performance as Malvo.
In 2012, it was announced that FX, with the Coen brothers as executive producers, was developing a new television series based on the 1996 Academy Award-winning film Fargo. It was later announced that adaptation would be a 10-episode limited series.
Series creator Noah Hawley served as the sole writer for all ten episodes of the season, while the task of directing was given to Adam Bernstein, Randall Einhorn, Colin Bucksey, Scott Winant and Matt Shakman. On August 2, 2013, it was announced that Billy Bob Thornton had signed on to star in the series. On September 27, 2013, Martin Freeman also signed on to star. On October 3, 2013, it was announced that Colin Hanks was cast in the role of Duluth police officer Gus Grimly. Production began in fall 2013 with filming taking place in and around Calgary, Alberta.
The season featured many guest appearances, such as Bob Odenkirk, Adam Goldberg, Russell Harvard, Oliver Platt, Glenn Howerton, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Keith Carradine, Kate Walsh, Julie Ann Emery, Rachel Blanchard, Joshua Close, Susan Park, Gary Valentine, Stephen Root and Shawn Doyle.
- Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne Malvo, a hitman with a violent and deceptive nature, who crashes his car in Bemidji, Minnesota, while passing through.
- Allison Tolman as Deputy Molly Solverson, a police deputy from Bemidji who is hot on the case of Malvo and Nygaard.
- Colin Hanks as Officer Gus Grimly, an officer from Duluth, Minnesota, who meets Malvo after stopping him for speeding.
- Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard, a life insurance salesman from Bemidji who meets Malvo in the hospital after an encounter with a childhood bully.
- Bob Odenkirk as Bill Oswalt
- Keith Carradine as Lou Solverson
- Kate Walsh as Gina Hess
- Josh Close as Chazz Nygaard
- Joey King as Greta Grimly
- Brian Markinson as Bruce Gold
- Kelly Holden Bashar as Pearl Nygaard
- Tom Musgrave as Bo Munk
- Julie Ann Emery as Ida Thurman
- Rachel Blanchard as Kitty Nygaard
- Atticus Mitchell as Mickey Hess
- Liam Green as Moe Hess
- Spencer Drever as Gordo Nygaard
- Adam Goldberg as Mr. Numbers
- Russell Harvard as Mr. Wrench
- Glenn Howerton as Don Chumph
- Peter Breitmayer as Ben Schmidt
- Barry Flatman as Wally Semenchko
- Oliver Platt as Stavros Milos
- Susan Park as Linda Park
- Gary Valentine as Deputy Knudsen
- Keegan-Michael Key as Special Agent Bill Budge
- Jordan Peele as Special Agent Webb Pepper
- Stephen Root as Burt Canton
- Helena Mattsson as Jemma Stalone
- Kevin O'Grady as Sam Hess
- Shawn Doyle as Chief Vern Thurman
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||1||"The Crocodile's Dilemma"||Adam Bernstein||Noah Hawley||April 15, 2014||XFO01001||2.65|
|In January 2006, Lorne Malvo hits a deer with his car on a wintry rural highway outside Bemidji, Minnesota. A nearly naked man jumps from the popped trunk and flees into the woods. In town, Lester Nygaard runs into Sam Hess, a former high school bully who intimidates Nygaard, causing him to accidentally break his own nose. At the hospital, Nygaard meets Malvo, who was slightly injured in the crash, Nygaard tells Malvo about Hess, and Malvo casually suggests murdering him, an idea that Nygaard neither approves nor rejects. Shortly afterward, Malvo kills Hess, later telling Nygaard that he never said "no." Meanwhile, Chief Vern Thurman and Deputy Molly Solverson investigate the car wreck and find the nearly-naked man frozen to death; they also investigate Hess's murder and learn that Nygaard was overheard discussing Hess with Malvo. Thurman arrives at Nygaard's house to question him, unaware that Nygaard has just killed his verbally abusive wife, Pearl, in a fit of rage. Malvo, whom Nygaard had summoned to help, arrives and shoots Thurman, but not before the latter radioed for backup after discovering Pearl's body. Malvo disappears, and Lester intentionally knocks himself out to make the killings look like a home invasion. Later, in Duluth, Officer Gus Grimly pulls Malvo over for speeding. Malvo presents Grimly with a choice: press the issue (and face death), or allow Malvo to leave (and live). Malvo drives away as Grimly, confused, does not report the incident.|
|2||2||"The Rooster Prince"||Adam Bernstein||Noah Hawley||April 22, 2014||XFO01002||2.04|
|Mr. Numbers and Mr. Wrench arrive in Bemidji searching for Hess's killer. Max Gold, Hess's attorney, directs them to a strip club with a description of Malvo. After abducting the wrong man, Mr. Numbers and Mr. Wrench drop him into an ice fishing hole. Meanwhile, Bill Oswalt is promoted to police chief, and he and Deputy Solverson immediately clash over suspects. She suspects Nygaard is connected to the driver in the car accident as well as the murders of Sam Hess, Pearl Nygaard, and Thurman. Oswalt believes a lone drifter was responsible. In Duluth, Stavros Milos, the "Supermarket King" of Minnesota, hires Malvo to uncover who is blackmailing him. News about the Bemidji murders reaches the Duluth Police Department, and Officer Grimly realizes the car he pulled over could have been tied to it.|
|3||3||"A Muddy Road"||Randall Einhorn||Noah Hawley||April 29, 2014||XFO01003||1.87|
|Deputy Solverson learns that the frozen man found in the woods had been abducted from his workplace in St. Paul, probably due to gambling debts. A still image taken from the security cameras shows the kidnapper's partially obscured face. When Nygaard calls on Gina Hess, Sam's widow, regarding Sam's life insurance policy, Mr. Numbers and Mr. Wrench are outside watching the Hess house. They later visit Nygaard's office, intimidating him for information, but leave when Solverson unexpectedly arrives. Solverson lets Nygaard glimpse Malvo's photo, and his reaction convinces her that he recognizes him. Meanwhile, Malvo informs Don Chumph, Mrs. Milos' fitness instructor, that he knows Chumph is the blackmailer. Malvo takes over the blackmail scheme and begins exploiting Milos' extreme religious beliefs. He kills Milos' dog, replaces his pain medication with Adderall, and sabotages the plumbing system, causing pig's blood to flow out of Milos' shower head. Officer Grimly finally admits to his lieutenant that he let Malvo off for speeding. He then visits the Bemidji police department and talks to Solverson about the murders.|
|4||4||"Eating the Blame"||Randall Einhorn||Noah Hawley||May 6, 2014||XFO01004||1.70|
|In 1987, the Milos family car runs out of gas along a deserted highway in winter. Heavily in debt, Stavros Milos prays for help. Stepping outside the car, he finds a satchel filled with money buried in the snow. Nineteen years later, Chumph, disguised as a plumber, inspects Milos' plumbing system, and says everything appears normal but mentions that blood flowing out of it sounds similar to a biblical plague. Officer Grimly spots Malvo on the street near Milos' house and arrests him. Grimly calls Deputy Solverson, who wants to go to Duluth, but Chief Oswalt overrules her and goes instead. Malvo produces documentation identifying himself as Frank Peterson, a Lutheran minister from Baudette with a solid alibi. Solverson calls Grimly after learning Malvo's name, but Malvo (as Peterson) has just been released. Before Malvo leaves, Grimly calls out, "Lorne Malvo," to show Malvo he knows his real identity. Later, Malvo and Chumph release hundreds of crickets into Milos' supermarket, simulating a plague of locusts, to further intimidate Milos. Meanwhile, Mr. Numbers and Mr. Wrench kidnap Nygaard, but he escapes. Fleeing, Nygaard encounters and punches a police officer to get arrested and be taken to safety. Mr. Numbers and Mr. Wrench later stage a bar fight to also get arrested, and are put in Nygaard's cell.|
|5||5||"The Six Ungraspables"||Colin Bucksey||Noah Hawley||May 13, 2014||XFO01005||1.60|
|In jail, Mr. Numbers and Mr. Wrench forcefully obtain Malvo's name from Nygaard. They are released, but Nygaard is taken to the hospital with a severe infection from when a stray shotgun pellet struck his hand when Chief Thurman was shot. Nygaard had been concealing the wound, knowing it proves he was in the room when Thurman was killed. With this new evidence, Solverson convinces Chief Oswalt that the recent events are related. With Milos close to paying the blackmail demand, Malvo locks Chumph in Chumph's kitchen pantry overnight to prevent him from ruining the scheme. After Malvo drives Milos home, Malvo spots Grimly parked near the house and follows him home. Outside, Malvo is confronted by Grimly's neighbor, whom Malvo threatens before driving away.|
|6||6||"Buridan's Ass"||Colin Bucksey||Noah Hawley||May 20, 2014||XFO01006||1.80|
|Malvo has Chumph call Milos, who is ready to make the ransom drop. Malvo then knocks out Chumph and duct tapes him to an exercise bench in Chumph's entryway. Malvo also tapes an unloaded shotgun to Chumph's hands, then proceeds to fire randomly into the neighborhood with a rifle. Malvo leaves before police storm the house, killing Chumph. In Duluth, Deputy Solverson and Officer Grimly are discussing the recent murders when nearby gunshots are reported. They rush to the scene and find a car wreck that Mr. Numbers and Mr. Wrench had staged to trap Malvo. A shootout ensues in a snowy whiteout. Malvo ambushes Mr. Numbers, forcing him to reveal who hired him and Mr. Wrench to kill him, then Malvo slits Numbers' throat. Solverson and Grimly get separated in the whiteout, and Grimly, blinded, hears shots and accidentally shoots Solverson. Meanwhile, Milos returns to where he found the satchel of cash 19 years earlier and buries the blackmail money in the snow. He believes God has now forgiven him for having taken the satchel, but while driving back, discovers his bodyguard and son, Dmitri, have been killed in a freak auto accident. In Bemidji, Nygaard sneaks out of the hospital and plants the murder weapon and other incriminating evidence in his brother Chazz's gun cabinet after his brother disowns him. He also places an unloaded handgun in his nephew Gordo's backpack, then returns undetected to his hospital room.|
|7||7||"Who Shaves the Barber?"||Scott Winant||Noah Hawley||May 27, 2014||XFO01007||1.52|
|At the hospital, Officer Grimly anguishes over accidentally wounding Deputy Solverson. The unloaded handgun Nygaard placed in Gordo's backpack is discovered at his school, prompting police to search the Nygaard home. The incriminating evidence Nygaard planted in Chazz Nygaard's gun safe is found. Nygaard concocts a new story for police claiming Chazz killed Pearl Nygaard during a heated lovers' quarrel. Nygaard says his hand was wounded when Chazz shot Chief Thurman and he only covered for him because he feared retaliation by his hot-headed brother. Nygaard is released from jail, while Chazz is incarcerated. Solverson questions Mr. Wrench, who is hospitalized under guard, and informs him that Mr. Numbers is dead. Wrench, who is deaf, refuses to cooperate. Meanwhile, under FBI surveillance, Malvo goes on a shooting rampage in Fargo, North Dakota, murdering 22 people associated with the company responsible for sending the hit men (Numbers and Wrench) after him. Nygaard seduces the money-grubbing widow Hess with promises of "greasing the palms" of the insurance agents handling her late husband's policy without mentioning it was cancelled for non-payment. Returning to Bemidji, Solverson is dismayed to learn that Chazz Nygaard was arrested for murder.|
|8||8||"The Heap"||Scott Winant||Noah Hawley||June 3, 2014||XFO01008||1.86|
|Following Chazz Nygaard's arrest, Lester Nygaard consoles his sister-in-law, Kitty, who believes her husband is guilty. Shortly afterward, Lester tosses out Pearl's belongings, beginning a new life. Later, Gina Hess, accompanied by her sons, angrily storms into Lester's office, demanding payment from Sam's cancelled insurance policy and accusing Lester of duping her for sex. Lester sternly rebuffs her and her two boys, impressing his co-worker Linda Park with his newfound assertiveness. Meanwhile, Solverson returns to work and unsuccessfully attempts to reopen the Lester Nygaard investigation. At the Duluth hospital, Malvo kills a police guard then tells Mr. Wrench that he killed Mr. Numbers. Malvo gives Mr. Wrench the handcuff key and invites him to look him up later, if he "still feels raw" about Mr. Numbers' murder. In Fargo, FBI agents Pepper and Budge, who were on surveillance during Malvo's rampage, are demoted to filing clerks. A year later, Grimly, now a mailman in Bemidji, is happily married to Solverson, who is pregnant. In Las Vegas, Nygaard, who has married Linda, receives an award for salesman of the year. While at the hotel bar, Nygaard spots Malvo, who has changed his appearance and name.|
|9||9||"A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage"||Matt Shakman||Noah Hawley||June 10, 2014||XFO01009||1.90|
|Nygaard confronts Malvo at the bar, following him and his companions into the elevator, annoyingly demanding Malvo acknowledge him. Instead, Malvo kills his "co-worker," Burt Canton, Burt's wife, Louise, and Malvo's new fiancée, Jemma. Malvo tells Lester that he'd been impersonating a dentist from Kansas City, Missouri, for six months to assassinate Canton's brother, who is under witness protection. Nygaard strikes Malvo's head with the award and rushes back to his hotel room. Awakening Linda, he insists they immediately fly home. The next day, after reviewing hotel surveillance footage, the Las Vegas Police Department contacts Bemidji police to report that Nygaard may be a witness. Deputy Solverson interviews Lester at his new house, but he denies seeing anything. In Fargo, agents Budge and Pepper act on a new tip from Solverson regarding the rampage shooter and travel to Bemidji to meet with her. Impressed by her evidence, they ignore Chief Oswalt's plea to drop the investigation and compliment Solverson. While delivering mail, Grimly notices Malvo driving by in a red BMW without initially recognizing his altered appearance. In Bemidji, Malvo stops by Lou's diner attempting to locate Nygaard. Lou, suspicious, shares little information. Meanwhile, Nygaard, wanting to get away, quickly arranges a trip to Acapulco with Linda. They stop by his office to retrieve their passports and cash, but Nygaard, fearing Malvo could be inside, has Linda put on his hooded orange coat and sends her into the office. He sees Malvo shoot Linda after mistaking her for Lester. As Malvo leaves, he glances at Nygaard's car parked across the street, but Nygaard is hiding.|
|10||10||"Morton's Fork"||Matt Shakman||Noah Hawley||June 17, 2014||XFO01010||1.98|
|Immediately following Linda's murder, Lester goes into the office and makes it look as if she stopped by alone. Lester then walks to Lou's Coffee Shop and orders dinner for two, pretending to wait for her to return from the office. He sneaks outside to a pay phone and, disguising his voice, reports gunshots to police, then goes back in. After Linda's body is discovered, Nygaard is questioned at the police station and later released. Meanwhile, Lou informs Grimly that Malvo may be back in Bemidji. While rushing to the police station to see Solverson, Grimly spots the red BMW in a secluded driveway and suspects it could be Malvo's. While investigating, he sees Malvo exit a cabin and drive away. In town, Malvo visits a car dealership ostensibly to test drive a car, telling the salesman it looks like an "undercover vehicle". Oswalt informs Solverson that he is resigning and wants her to take over as chief. Agents Pepper and Budge drive Nygaard home, unaware that Malvo is following them. Nygaard refuses to allow them in the house, so Pepper and Budge remain on watch outside. When a car pulls into the driveway, Pepper and Budge, suspicious, pull out their guns and approach. Inside is the car salesman with his hands duct taped to the wheel. Malvo ambushes Pepper and Budge, killing them. While Nygaard pretends to frantically call 911, Malvo breaks in and enters the upstairs bedroom. He steps on a bear trap that Nygaard hid under a pile of clothing. Nygaard charges out, shooting at Malvo but misses. Malvo returns fire, also missing, then escapes to his hideout to treat his badly broken leg. Grimly surprises Malvo and fatally shoots him. Later, Grimly shows Solverson a briefcase containing Malvo's tape recordings, including Nygaard's phone call where he confesses to killing Pearl. Two weeks later, police track Nygaard to Glacier National Park in Montana and pursue him on snowmobiles. Nygaard crashes before running onto thin ice, then falls through. Solverson receives a call at home regarding police divers searching the water. Grimly tells her that he is receiving a citation for bravery, saying she deserves the credit. She assures him it is his moment.|
The first season of Fargo received critical acclaim. It currently holds a Metacritic score of 85 out of 100 based on 40 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim". On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a 97% rating based on 49 reviews, with an average rating of 8.44/10. The site's summary says that "Fargo presents more quirky characters and a new storyline that is expertly executed with dark humor and odd twists."
Awards and nominations
|2014||15th American Film Institute Awards|
|Television Program of the Year||Fargo||Won|
|Crime Thriller Awards 2014|
|Best International TV Series||Nominated|
|Best Leading Actor||Martin Freeman||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Billy Bob Thornton||Nominated|
|4th Critics' Choice Television Awards|
|Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries||Martin Freeman||Nominated|
|Billy Bob Thornton||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries||Colin Hanks||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries||Allison Tolman||Won|
|Gold Derby TV Awards 2014|
|Best Movie/Mini Actor||Billy Bob Thornton||Nominated|
|Performer of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor||Colin Hanks||Nominated|
|Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress||Allison Tolman||Won|
|Breakthrough Performer of the Year||Won|
|Joey Awards 2014|
|Young Actor – Age 12 or Younger in a TV Series Drama – Supporting/Recurring||Spencer Drever||Won|
|18th Online Film & TV Association Awards|
|Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture or Miniseries||Nominated|
|Best Direction of a Motion Picture or Miniseries||Nominated|
|Best Writing of a Motion Picture or Miniseries||Nominated|
|Best Music in a Non-Series||Nominated|
|Best Editing in a Non-Series||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography in a Non-Series||Nominated|
|Best Production Design in a Non-Series||Won|
|Best Sound in a Non-Series||Nominated|
|Best Visual Effects in a Non-Series||Nominated|
|Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries||Martin Freeman||Nominated|
|Billy Bob Thornton||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries||Colin Hanks||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries||Allison Tolman||Nominated|
|66th Primetime Emmy Awards|
|Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie||Martin Freeman||Nominated|
|Billy Bob Thornton||Nominated|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie||Colin Hanks||Nominated|
|Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie||Allison Tolman||Nominated|
|Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special||Adam Bernstein ("The Crocodile's Dilemma")||Nominated|
|Colin Bucksey ("Buridan's Ass")||Won|
|Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special||Noah Hawley ("The Crocodile's Dilemma")||Nominated|
|66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards|
|Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special||Rachel Tenner, Jackie Lind, and Stephanie Gorin||Won|
|Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie||Dana Gonzales ("Buridan's Ass")||Nominated|
|Matt Lloyd ("The Crocodile's Dilemma")||Nominated|
|Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or Movie||Regis Kimble ("Buridan's Ass")||Nominated|
|Skip MacDonald ("The Crocodile's Dilemma")||Nominated|
|Bridget Durnford ("The Rooster Prince")||Nominated|
|Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or Movie (Non-Prosthetic)||Gail Kennedy, Joanne Preece, Gunther Schetterer, and Keith Sayer||Nominated|
|Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special||Jeff Russo ("The Crocodile's Dilemma")||Nominated|
|Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special||Frank Laratta, Kevin Buchholz, John Peccatiello, Skye Lewin, Jason Lawrence, Brent Planiden, Adam DeCoster, and Andrew Morgado ("The Crocodile's Dilemma")||Nominated|
|Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie||Mike Playfair, David Raines, Mark Server, and Chris Philp ("The Crocodile's Dilemma")||Nominated|
|30th TCA Awards|
|Outstanding New Program||Fargo||Nominated|
|Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries, and Specials||Nominated|
|16th Women's Image Network Awards|
|Actress Made-for-TV Movie/Miniseries||Allison Tolman||Nominated|
|2015||65th ACE Eddie Awards|
|Best Edited Mini-Series or Motion Picture for Television||Regis Kimble ("Buridan's Ass")||Nominated|
|19th Art Directors Guild Awards|
|TV Movie or Mini-Series||John Blackie and Warren Alan Young||Nominated|
|30th Artios Awards|
|TV Movie or Mini-Series||Rachel Tenner, Jackie Lind (location casting), Stephanie Gorin (location casting), Charlene Lee (associate)||Won|
|ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards 2015|
|Top Television Series||Jeff Russo||Won|
|Banff Rockie Awards 2015|
|Best Pilot||Matthew J. Lloyd (The Crocodile's Dilemma)||Nominated|
|51st CAS Awards|
|Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing – TV Movie or Mini-Series||Michael Playfair, CAS (production mixer), David Raines, CAS (re-recording mixer), Mark Server (re-recording mixer), Andrew Morgado (ADR mixer)
(for "The Rooster Prince")
|6th Dorian Awards|
|TV Drama of the Year||Fargo||Nominated|
|72nd Golden Globe Awards|
|Best Miniseries or Television Film||Won|
|Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film||Martin Freeman||Nominated|
|Billy Bob Thornton||Won|
|Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film||Allison Tolman||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Colin Hanks||Nominated|
|International Film Music Critics Association Awards 2014|
|Best Original Score for a Television Series||Jeff Russo||Nominated|
|Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards 2015|
|Mini-Series or TV Movie Contemporary Make-Up||Gail Kennedy and Joanne Preece||Won|
|Mini-Series or TV Movie Period and/or Character Make-up||Chris Glimsdale and Keith Sayer||Nominated|
|Mini-Series or TV Movie Special Make-up Effects||Gail Kennedy, David Trainor and Gunther Schetterer||Nominated|
|Mini-Series or TV Movie Contemporary Hair Styling||Gail Kennedy and Joanne Preece||Nominated|
|62nd MPSE Golden Reel Awards|
|TV Short Form Music Score||Skye Lewin, MPSE (supervising music editor)
(for "The Crocodile's Dilemma")
|TV Short Form – Effects/Foley||Frank Laratta (supervising sound editor), Kevin Buchholz (supervising sound editor), John Peccatiello (sound designer), Andrew Morgado (supervising foley editor) & Adam Decoster (foley artist)
(for "Buridan's Ass")
|74th Peabody Awards|
|26th Producers Guild of America Awards|
|Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television||Adam Bernstein, John Cameron, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Michael Frislev, Noah Hawley, Warren Littlefield, Chad Oakes and Kim Todd||Won|
|Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2015|
|Best International TV Series||Fargo||Won|
|19th Satellite Awards|
|Best Television Series – Drama||Nominated|
|Best Actor – Television Series Drama||Martin Freeman||Nominated|
|Billy Bob Thornton||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Allison Tolman||Nominated|
|21st Screen Actors Guild Awards|
|Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie||Billy Bob Thornton||Nominated|
|Screenwriters Choice Awards 2014|
|Best Television Drama||Noah Hawley||Nominated|
Home media release
On October 14, 2014, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released the first season of Fargo on DVD and Blu-ray. In addition to all ten episodes, both DVD and Blu-ray disc formats include audio commentaries on three episodes by Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman and Noah Hawley, deleted scenes, three behind-the-scenes featurettes, and in select sets, an exclusive, collectible beanie.
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