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EMMY WATCH 2020: The Handmaid’s Tale Production Designer Elisabeth Williams

August 25, 2020 | By
EMMY WATCH 2020: <em>The Handmaid’s Tale</em> Production Designer Elisabeth Williams

The extent of Gilead’s power is never more apparent than in the transformed Washington, D.C. capital seen in “Household.” An episode from the third season of Hulu‘s A Handmaid’s Tale, it shows in vivid detail the aftermath of the United States’ conversion from democracy to a religion-based dictatorship. It was nominated for Outstanding Production... »

EMMY WATCH 2020: The Sound for the Beastie Boys Story Doc

August 21, 2020 | By
EMMY WATCH 2020: The Sound for the <em>Beastie Boys Story</em> Doc

The original experimental punk, hip hop, rap rock, alternative band of best friends Adam “MCA” Yauch, Michael “Mike D” Diamond, and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, better known as the Beastie Boys, left a mark with their distinctly unique, adaptive musical style for over 30 years. They’ve chronicled their story in a live documentary, produced, directed, and... »

EMMY WATCH 2020: The Handmaid’s Tale Visual FX Supervisor, Brendan Taylor

August 21, 2020 | By
EMMY WATCH 2020: <em>The Handmaid’s Tale</em> Visual FX Supervisor, Brendan Taylor

Ever since Hulu introduced their Emmy-winning show The Handmaid’s Tale, people have been wowed by the visual FX used to create a dystopian version of our own world from Margaret Atwood’s novel. A lot of that amazing work can be credited to Visual FX Supervisors Brendan Taylor and his team at Mavericks, including Leo Bovell,... »

Emmy-Nominated Serengeti Doc Films Animals in New Ways

August 13, 2020 | By
Emmy-Nominated <em>Serengeti</em> Doc Films Animals in New Ways

Established in Tanzania, eastern Africa, in 1951, Serengeti National Park encompasses 5,700 square miles of grassland for its numerous wild animal species, attracting hundreds of thousands of international visitors every year. Now, spanning six separate episodes, Serengeti, created by BBC Earth, is a comprehensive documentary series concerning the natural behavior of the myriad animals... »

Emmy Nominations – Reactions from Below-the-line Nominees

July 30, 2020 | By
Emmy Nominations – Reactions from Below-the-line Nominees

On Tuesday, July 28, the Television Academy announced the 72nd Emmy Awards nominations with HBO’s limited series Watchmen receiving the most overall nominations. At the same time,  Netflix overtook HBO’s previous record for most overall Emmy nomination, and in its first year as an entity, Apple TV+ received 18 Emmy nominations, mostly for The Morning Show  and the... »

Emmy Contender Director Kabir Akhtar: Netflix’s Never Have I Ever

July 10, 2020 | By
Emmy Contender Director Kabir Akhtar: Netflix’s <em>Never Have I Ever</em>

For director Kabir Akhtar, being hired to direct two episodes of Netflix’s new series Never Have I Ever represented a notable opportunity, as he originally came from the world of picture editing. “I got so excited that they were going to make this show,” Akhtar said of a series set in high school with... »

Emmy Contender Burton LeBlanc: Makeup for The Handmaid’s Tale

July 9, 2020 | By
Emmy Contender Burton LeBlanc: Makeup for <em>The Handmaid’s Tale</em>

For Toronto-based makeup department head Burton LeBlanc, the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale was a dream assignment, where he was given free reign to create makeup as he best saw fit for the show’s characters. “Reed Morano established the first few episodes,” LeBlanc explained of the director and executive producer of the pilot and... »

Emmy Contenders Greg King & Jonathan Greasley: Sound for Cosmos: Possible Worlds

July 8, 2020 | By
Emmy Contenders Greg King & Jonathan Greasley: Sound for <em>Cosmos: Possible Worlds</em>

When astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author Neil deGrasse Tyson undertook hosting a new version of Carl Sagan’s legendary 1980 space-oriented series Cosmos, he knew he would have to bring his approach into the 21st century. “Given what we know of the laws of physics, what kinds of worlds are possible?” said Tyson about the intent... »

Emmy 2017: The winners list

September 17, 2017 | By
Emmy 2017: The winners list

Outstanding drama series “Better Call Saul” “The Crown” “The Handmaid’s Tale” *WINNER “House of Cards” “Stranger Things” “This Is Us” “Westworld” Outstanding comedy series “Atlanta” “Black-ish” “Master of None” “Modern Family” “Silicon Valley” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” “Veep” *WINNER Outstanding lead actor in a drama series Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” *WINNER Anthony Hopkins,... »

Preeminent Craftspeople Abound at Creative Arts Emmys – PART TWO

September 13, 2017 | By
Preeminent Craftspeople Abound at Creative Arts Emmys – PART TWO

On September 10, for the second of two nights at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, cable television, broadcast television, and new media craftspeople gathered for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, with largely new categories following the first evening. First, a succession of musical composers traversed the red carpet. David Buckley, composer for... »

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