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The Road to Emmy
Friday, Aug. 7, 2020
Stephen Williams is no stranger to Emmy nominations, having landed three thus far in his career. The first two were for Outstanding Drama Series on the basis of Lost, for which he served as co-executive producer and director. This year, though, there was a new Emmy wrinkle for Williams...
Friday, Jul. 31, 2020
Prior to this week’s Emmy nominations announcement, SHOOT connected with various contenders going back to our Emmy Preview and then this ongoing The Road To Emmy series of features which started some two-and-a-half months ago. As it turns out, a good number of the artisans we covered...
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 2020
The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises.
THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE
"The Mandalorian" — maybe thanks to Baby Yoda — snagged a surprising 15 nominations, mostly technical nods for things like production design, costumes,...
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 2020
"Watchmen," cloaked in superhero mythology and grounded in real-world racism, received a leading 26 nominations Tuesday for the prime-time Emmy Awards.
The HBO series, which captured America's deep unease as it faces racial and political discord amid a pandemic, was nominated as best...
Friday, Jul. 24, 2020
Recently the Lena Waithe-created comedy series Twenties, which premiered on BET in March, was renewed for a second season. The show broke new ground on BET, becoming the network’s first to be led by an LGBTQ+ character, a masculine-presenting woman of color named Hattie (portrayed by...
Friday, Jul. 17, 2020
This is real-life television, which is decidedly different from reality TV. That’s a prime distinction made by cinematographers Ben Bloodwell and Bryan Donnell when discussing We Are Here (HBO), an unscripted series starring well known drag queens Shangela Laquifa Wadley, Bob The Drag...
Thursday, Jul. 9, 2020
Elwood Reid’s television pedigree includes co-creating and serving as showrunner on the Peabody Award-winning series The Bridge. Now his talents in the creator/showrunner hybrid role have once again been brought to bear on Barkskins (National Geographic), a limited series which...
Friday, Jul. 3, 2020
In a 2019 installment of SHOOT’s The Road To Emmy series, Ozark showrunner Chris Mundy talked about the integral contributions of cinematographers Ben Kutchins and Armando Salas, ASC. Kutchins very much helped set the tone for the Netflix series from season one (after Pepe...
Friday, Jun. 26, 2020
Mimi Leder has a rich Emmy history with nine nominations thus far--five for Best Director and four for Best Drama Series, the honored shows being ER, The West Wing and China Beach. The director/producer has won three Emmys--two for Best Drama Series (ER in 1995 and ‘96...
Friday, Jun. 19, 2020
DP John Grillo Captures Two Distinctly Different Sci-Fi Experiences In "Westworld" and "Snowpiercer"
DP John Grillo is a two-time Emmy Award nominee who’s now once again in the awards season conversation--this time for a pair of shows, his ongoing work on Westworld (HBO) and his role as lead cinematographer for the first season of Snowpiercer (TNT).
Grillo earned a...