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The Road to Emmy
Friday, Aug. 9, 2013
Last month, DP Gary Baum earned his fourth career primetime Emmy nomination, this latest one coming in the Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series category on the basis of his work on the "Molly's Birthday" episode of the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly directed by Mike Roberts...
Friday, Aug. 2, 2013
A tale of two editors, both having last month earned their first career primetime Emmy nominations but for distinctly different projects--one a feature-length documentary on HBO, the other for a three-minute short on Saturday Night Live (SNL). Also distinguishing one editor...
Friday, Jul. 26, 2013
For the second consecutive year, the Emmy competition has broken down artistic excellence in visual effects on primetime television into two distinct categories based on the role of VFX in a show--one for VFX-driven programs, the other honoring those efforts in which VFX play a supporting...
Thursday, Jul. 11, 2013
Garnering critical acclaim and helping to establish Netflix as a force in original programming, House of Cards is among the most closely watched series when it comes to handicapping this year's Emmy Awards. Set in Washington D.C., House of Cards stars Kevin Spacey as a South...
Friday, Aug. 31, 2012
While editor Walter Murch, A.C.E., is no stranger to the awards show circuit, Hemingway & Gellhorn marks his first career Emmy nomination--which gives him the highest possible batting average in that the HBO film also represents his first foray into editing for television. "The...
Friday, Aug. 24, 2012
AMC's Mad Men and the FX Network's American Horror Story top the 2012 Emmy derby with 17 nominations apiece. This week we get perspectives on the shows from a cinematographer who's no stranger to the nominees' circle based on his contributions to Mad Men, and an editor...
Friday, Aug. 10, 2012
While Pan Am was short lived on ABC, it nonetheless helped its cinematographer, John Lindley, ASC, take flight with his first career Emmy Award nomination, just months after the same pilot episode garnered him his initial ASC Award nom. The Emmy recognition comes in the Cinematography...
Friday, Aug. 3, 2012
Michael Cuesta is well known for his commercialmaking exploits which led to his making a major mark in independent features. On the latter score, his L.I.E. was nominated for the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize back in 2001 and for Independent Spirit Awards for Best Director,...
Thursday, Jul. 26, 2012
There's a welcomed bit of deja vu for several nominees in the 2012 primetime Emmy competition for best visual effects, all against the backdrop of this being the first year of reconfigured categories recognizing artistic excellence in the discipline. The change is akin to what the Visual Effects...
Thursday, Jul. 19, 2012
Mad Men was all the Emmy rage when nominations were announced at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences headquarters in North Hollywood this morning. After all, the series tied with American Horror Story for the most noms, 17, and is looking for its fifth best drama series...