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The Accidental Turitz: Emmy Category Packing, Point and Counterpoint

July 28, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: Emmy Category Packing, Point and Counterpoint

If you’re like me — and let’s be honest, this seems highly unlikely — you do things like pour over new Emmy nominations for patterns and absurdities. This is just one of my particular eccentricities, but I find it more engaging and fun to do than with the Oscars, as there are just so... »

The Mandalorian‘s Head Prosthetics Makeup Artist Brian Sipe on Bringing Ahsoka Tano to Life

July 22, 2021 | By
<em>The Mandalorian</em>‘s Head Prosthetics Makeup Artist Brian Sipe on Bringing Ahsoka Tano to Life

When Star Wars was first released in 1977, it was a game-changer for Hollywood. Emmy-winning Makeup Artist Brian Sipe was among those in which the franchise had a big impact. Sipe is now the head makeup artist for Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian, a Disney+ series that takes place five years following Return of the Jedi.... »

Below the Line’s 2021 Television Craft Awards Round-Up

July 13, 2021 | By
Below the Line’s 2021 Television Craft Awards Round-Up

Emmy Awards nominations are well under away for the next week, and as Below the Line did with the film-related crafts during Oscar season, we want to give our Emmy voter readers one single page they can bookmark in order to quickly learn about a particular show or some of the crafts people that they... »

Emmy Watch: Mare of Easttown Production Designer Keith Cunningham Uses Location to Enhance Character

June 26, 2021 | By
Emmy Watch: <em>Mare of Easttown</em> Production Designer Keith Cunningham Uses Location to Enhance Character

One of the year’s few bonafide hits, Mare of Easttown gathered momentum over its seven-episode season until viewership tripled from its debut in April on the HBO Max streaming service. Written by Brad Ingelsby and directed by Craig Zobel, the story takes place in a blue-collar suburb of Northeast Philadelphia. When a young girl... »

Emmy Watch: Yellowstone Stunt Coordinator Jason Rodriguez

June 25, 2021 | By
Emmy Watch: <em>Yellowstone</em> Stunt Coordinator Jason Rodriguez

Cows, cars, buffalo, horses, boats, bulls, and more, Jason Rodriguez juggles them all – safely and to great effect, as Stunt Coordinator on the Paramount Network series Yellowstone. Taylor Sheridan created the contemporary Western, has written and produced all 30 episodes to date, and directed nine of them, while Kevin Costner heads up the... »

The Accidental Turitz: There Are Going to Be At Least Five New Nominees for Best Drama This Year

June 23, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: There Are Going to Be At Least Five New Nominees for Best Drama This Year

There is so much television out there to watch now, so much more than there ever was, and the Emmys keep expanding to allow more and more nominees to each category. It used to be five, then six, seven, and now it’s actually up to eight. This is especially relevant because, in this pandemic... »

Emmy Watch: Star Trek: Discovery Production Designer Phillip Barker

June 22, 2021 | By
Emmy Watch: <em>Star Trek: Discovery</em> Production Designer Phillip Barker

The third season of Star Trek: Discovery finds the crew of the starship Discovery  in completely different worlds and times than the previous two seasons. On the edge of disaster at the end of season two, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) drops into a wormhole that propels her hundreds of years into the future, where... »

Emmy Watch: Your Honor Composer Volker Bertelmann Gets Under Your Skin With Emotional Score

June 21, 2021 | By
Emmy Watch: <em>Your Honor</em> Composer Volker Bertelmann Gets Under Your Skin With Emotional Score

The spirit of New Orleans can be palpably felt throughout the Showtime series, Your Honor. Taking place in The Big Easy, it has a foreboding feeling of the impending doom about to happen involving the town’s judge and his son , which composer Volker Bertelmann, SCL, tapped into when creating the... »

Emmy Watch: The Boys VFX Supervisor Stephan Fleet on Giving The Seven Their Powers

June 14, 2021 | By
Emmy Watch: <em>The Boys</em> VFX Supervisor Stephan Fleet on Giving The Seven Their Powers

Stephan Fleet is living the dream, just a different dream than he initially anticipated. Fleet serves as Visual Effects Supervisor on The Boys, and counts among his prior credits Timeless, Iron Fist, Daredevil, Under the Dome, Big Love, No Ordinary Family, House, and his first-ever VFX gig, the 2008 reboot of Knight Rider.  But... »

The Underground Railroad Editor Joi McMillon on Creating History with Barry Jenkins

June 10, 2021 | By
<em>The Underground Railroad</em> Editor Joi McMillon on Creating History with Barry Jenkins

“I feel like there’s just so many elements to the job of being an editor,” says Joi McMillon. “I think the thing that really encompasses what an editor’s job is, is to be a storyteller, and for us to curate the experience for the audience, so not only are they engaged in the story... »