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Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special Makeup Team Tackles Glitz, Glam & Festive Spirit

August 10, 2021 | By
<em>Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special</em> Makeup Team Tackles Glitz, Glam & Festive Spirit

For many of us, the spirit of Christmas in December 2020 seemed like an impossible dream. Mariah Carey saw the vision of celebration through those darkest days, bringing that holiday cheer into our homes with Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special on Apple TV+. The seven-time Emmy-nominated make-up team led by seasoned Department Head Makeup... »

Emmy Watch: Mare of Easttown Costume Designer Meghan Kasperlik

August 3, 2021 | By
Emmy Watch: <em>Mare of Easttown</em> Costume Designer Meghan Kasperlik

One of the best-reviewed shows of the year, Mare of Easttown follows a blue-collar police detective from a Philadelphia suburb as she tries to solve a puzzling murder. Created and written by Brad Ingelsby, the limited series stars Kate Winslet as Mare Sheehan, Julianne Nicholson as her friend Lori, Jean Smart as her mother... »

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.... »

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... »