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Emmy Watch: The Voice


NBC’s The Voice has nabbed six Emmy nominations this year including one for outstanding reality-competition program. Going up against Lifetime’s Project Runway, ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, Bravo’s Top Chef and CBS’s 2014 winner The Amazing Race, The Voice faces some tough competition. This is the fourth nomination for the show in this category. The series won in 2013.

The Voice has also been nominated for five below-the-line categories, including outstanding production design for a variety, nonfiction, reality or reality-competition programming. Production designers Anton Goss and and James Pearse Connelly, share the nomination in this category with art directors Zeya Maurer and Lydia Smyth. This is the third time Goss, Connelly and Maurer have been nominated in this category for The Voice. Goss has been nominated for eight Daytime Emmys and won in 2014 and 2008 for Ellen: The Ellen Degeneres Show. Connelly has been nominated four times for an Emmy and won in 2008 for MTV Music Video Awards. Maurer has been nominated for five Daytime Emmys and won twice in 2008 and 2014, sharing the win with Goss for Ellen: The Ellen Degeneres Show. Maurer has been nominated twice for Primtime Emmys for The Voice.

Also nominated in this category is the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS; The Oscars, ABC (last year’s winner and nominated for eight Emmys this year.); Peter Pan Live!, NBC, and Portlandia, IFC.

The Voice has been nominated three times for excellence in production design by the Art Director’s Guild.

In the outstanding hairstyling for a multi-camera series or special category the nominees include department head hairstylist Shawn Finch, who led a team including key hairstylist Jerilynn Stephens and additional hairstylists, Renee DiPinto-Ferruggia, James Dunham, Giannandrea Marongiu and Stacey Morris. Finch has been nominated for four Emmys, two in 2012 for The Voice and Victorious.

Running against them in this category are hair styling teams from Dancing With The Stars, ABC; Kay & Peele, Comedy Central; So You Think You Can Dance, Fox, and last year’s winner Saturday Night Live, NBC.

In addition, The Voice has been nominated twice and won once in 2014 for the Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild award for best contemporary hair styling in television and new media.

The Voice’s team nominated for outstanding technical direction, camerawork, video control for a series includes technical director Allan Wells; camera operators Diane Biederbeck, Danny Bonilla, Suzanne Ebner, Guido Frenzel, Alex Hernandez, Dave Hilmer, Marc Hunter, Scott Hylton, Katherine lacofono, Scott Kaye, Steve Martyniuk, Jofre Rosero, Steve Simmons, Bryan Trieb, and video control Terrance Ho. Wells has garnered 16 Emmy nominations with wins in 1993 for The Arsenio Hall Show, and in 2010 for The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Concert.

Their competition in this category includes The Big Bang Theory, CBS; The Daily Show With John Stewart, Comedy Central;, Late Show With David Letterman, CBS; Saturday Night Live, NBC, and last year’s winner Dancing with the Stars, ABC.

In the outstanding sound mixing for a variety series or special The Voice’s production mixers Michael Abbott, Kenyata Westbrook, Robert Matthews, Jr.and John Koster, share the nomination with postproduction mixer Ryan Young; production music mixers Randy Faustino, Brian R. Riordan and Tim Hatayama; P.A. mixer Andrew Fletcher; supplemental audio mixer Christian Schrader; music sub-mixer Michael Bernard; vocal mixer Eric White; stage monitor mixer Michael Parker; production sub-mixer Eddie Marquez, and and monitor mixer Bill Dietzman. This is the first year the sound team has been nominated for The Voice.

They are up against the crews for 57th Annual Grammy Awards (2014’s winner); CBS, Late Show With David Letterman, CBS; The Oscars, ABC, and The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special, NBC.

In the category of outstanding lighting for a variety series, The Voice’s lighting designer Oscar Dominguez, lighting directors Samuel Barker, Daniel Boland and Craig Housenick, along with media server operator John Bradley, share the nomination. This is the fourth nomination for the lighting category and Dominguez, Boland and Housenick share a previous win for this category in 2011.

Also competing in this category are American Idol, Fox, Dancing With The Stars, (last year’s winner), ABC, Late Show With David Letterman, CBS, Saturday Night Live, NBC and So You Think You Can Dance, Fox.

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