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'Fargo' mastermind Noah Hawley makes stranger-than-fiction real

'Fargo' mastermind Noah Hawley makes stranger-than-fiction real

For Noah Hawley, this is a true story.

"Fargo," the critically lauded FX miniseries adaptation of Joel and Ethan Coen's Oscar-winning 1996 black comedy, made quite the impression with the TV academy, receiving a hefty 18 Emmy nominations — accolades that came without the kind of intimidation practiced by the show's menacing drifter, Lorne Malvo (played by Billy Bob Thornton).

Ahead of the Emmy ceremony Monday, the writer-executive producer-show runner behind the prestigious drama sat down at the Viceroy Santa Monica Hotel to reflect on bringing the Coens' signature stranger-than-fiction tone to television.

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