"Union" Nominated For Three Emmys, "State of the Union" Coming To DVD In November!

2008 Emmy Award Nominations

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-camera Series (non-prosthetic)
Tracey Ullman's State Of The Union • "Episode #102"
Sally Craven, Department Head Makeup Artist
Matthew Mungle, Additional Makeup Artist

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-camera Series
Tracey Ullman's State Of The Union • "Episode #104"
Martin Samuel, Department Head Hairstylist

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
Tracey Ullman's State Of The Union • "Episode #104"
Sally Craven, Department Head Makeup Artist
Matthew Mungle, Special Prosthetics

State of the Union Coming To DVD

Emmy® Award-winner Tracey Ullman brings her signature brand of spot-on impersonation and comic timing to TRACEY ULLMAN'S STATE OF THE UNION, a new sketch comedy series that takes a satirical look at a day in the life of America. The show features a kaleidoscope of original characters and impersonations in a wide collection of irreverent and hilarious skits that range from sardonic parody and social satire to Bollywood musicals. The series is a snapshot of modern day America as seen through the brilliant comedic mind of Tracey Ullman.

Tracey tackles the country's celebrity-obsessed, 24-hour news culture by portraying a variety of characters from celebrities such as Cameron Diaz, Renée Zellweger, Dina Lohan, Tony Sirico and David Beckham to politicians and pundits like Nancy Pelosi and Arianna Huffington. Additionally, Ullman has created a new line-up of original characters that reflect a cross-section of American society from an Indian pharmacist to a homeless woman without health insurance to a soldier on temporary leave from Iraq.

Amazon.com has added a pre-order listing that shows the November 11th DVD release of Tracey Ullman's State of the Union - The Complete Season 1. The new Showtime series aired this past March and April for 5 episodes, and has been renewed for a second season in 2009. The Complete Season 1 release will cost $26.99 SRP, but as of this writing you can pre-order it at Amazon's discounted price of $18.99 (subject to change without notice). Stay tuned for cover art, and any further details we can find out about this release!

Pre-order your copy now!

-David Lambert

Thanks to tvshowsondvd.com

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Tracey Ullman coming to Israel to promote new TV series

Comedian well-known for her take on American stereotypes to arrive in Israel to promote her new show, 'Tracey Ullman's State of the Nation'

Meirav Crystal
Published: 07.17.08, 13:42 / Israel Culture

Comedian and actress Tracey Ullman plans to arrive in Israel on Monday, July 21 in order to promote her new television series, 'Tracey Ullman's State of the Nation'.

The British talent got her debut on the UK sitcom, 'Three of a Kind' in 1981. Later she became a successful singer, and two of her hits reached the top five on the British charts. In 1984 she acted with Paul McCartney (also due to arrive in Israel shortly) in 'Give my Regards to Broad Street'.

Ullman immigrated to the US and became a citizen in the late '80s, and today she is considered one of the most talented and popular comedians in the country. She began by hosting Fox's 'Tracey Ullman Show', in which 'The Simpsons' first premiered as a short sketch.

She then moved to HBO, where she hosted a number of shows and comedy specials for which she became especially popular. Later she made a few guest appearances on 'Ally McBeal' (as Ally's psychologist) and starred in a number of movies, including 'Small Time Crooks' and Tim Burton's 'The Corpse Bride'.

She has won several Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, and BAFTA prizes for a wide range of characters that differ from each other in age, sex, race, and any other trait imaginable. Over the years, Ullman has used her wit and talent for playing all kinds of characters to display the US in its range of stereotypes, and her new show is no different.

Staged as a documentary with educational commentary, each episode covers 24 hours in locations all over the US, and focuses on the people living in the different states displayed.