Monday, May 28, 2018

Road to Emmy

Thursday, May. 24, 2018

From Albert Einstein in season one to Pablo Picasso in season two, the bar has been set high for the National Geographic series Genius. Season one earned 10 Emmy nominations last year, including for Best Limited Series. Among the assorted other honors bestowed upon the show was the...

Friday, May. 18, 2018

The challenge of a hit show is not only having to meet or exceed an already high creative bar but also to remember—and not stray from—what resonated with viewers to begin with. 

Shawn Levy, executive producer and director on Stranger Things—the Netflix series created by the...

Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017

The dystopian vision of "The Handmaid's Tale," the deeply cynical Washington comedy "Veep" and the ever-topical "Saturday Night Live" won top series honors Sunday in an Emmy Awards ceremony that took almost nonstop aim at President Donald Trump in awards and speeches.

"Go home, get to...

Monday, Sep. 11, 2017

Stranger Things (Netflix) and Westworld (HBO) made major strides on the second and concluding night of this weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys, each topping five categories on Sunday (9/10) during a gala ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. This put the two shows in a...

Sunday, Sep. 10, 2017

Saturday night (9/9)--the first half of this weekend’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards presentation--belonged to 13th (Netflix), writer/director Ava DuVernay’s documentary which delves into the history of racial inequality in the U.S, zeroing in on the fact that the nation’s prisons are...

Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

Hans Charles and Kira Kelly didn’t meet face to face until the documentary they shot, director/producer/writer Ava DuVernay’s 13th (Netflix), premiered at the New York Film Festival. Since then, 13th has received assorted accolades, including a Best Documentary Feature Oscar...

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

While not a first, Reed Morano has attained a rarity in the annals of the Emmy Awards, earning nominations in the same year for her directing and cinematography. The former came for “Offred,” the pilot for The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), recognized in the Outstanding Directing For A Drama...

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

Among the 16 Emmy nominations earned by Big Little Lies (HBO) are Outstanding Limited Series, two for Lead Actress (Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon) as well as Supporting Actress (Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley), and one apiece for Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic...

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017

The Emmy nominations they’ve landed for The Crown (Netflix) continue an impressive awards season for visual effects supervisor Ben Turner and production designer Martin Childs. The latter has already seen The Crown score him nominations for both a BAFTA TV Award recognizing...

Thursday, Jul. 27, 2017

Kenneth Biller, showrunner and executive producer of Genius (National Geographic Channel)--which is in the running for 10 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Limited Series--observed that properly telling the story of Albert Einstein, while a daunting task, was ultimately a gratifying...