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LOS ANGELES – January 6, 2019 – Tonight, lead actress Patricia Arquette received the Golden Globe Award for her role in the SHOWTIME limited series ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA. Honored in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category, Arquette plays Tilly Mitchell. This is her second Golden Globe Award win, her first for a television performance. 

The seven-part limited series stars Arquette along with Academy Award® winner Benicio Del Toro (Traffic) and Golden Globe nominee Paul Dano (Love & MercyThere Will Be Blood), and is executive produced and directed by Emmy®  winner Ben Stiller. ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA is based on the stranger-than-fiction prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015 which spawned a statewide manhunt for two convicted murderers, aided in their escape by a married female prison employee who reportedly carried on months-long affairs with both men.

Arquette plays Tilly Mitchell, a working class wife and mother who supervises the prison tailor shop and becomes sexually involved with two prisoners, ultimately assisting them in their escape. Del Toro plays convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison, who masterminds the escape. Dano plays David Sweat, a convicted cop-killer who may have genuine feelings for Tilly and becomes a reluctant partner in Matt’s plot. The cast also features Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Bonnie Hunt, acclaimed actor Eric Lange and Emmy nominee David Morse. Produced by SHOWTIME, ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA is written and executive produced by Brett Johnson and Oscar nominee Michael Tolkin. Three-time Academy Award nominee Michael De Luca via Michael De Luca Productions, Bryan Zuriff, Nicky Weinstock for Red Hour Productions and Bill Carraro also serve as executive producers.

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