Sunday, September 24, 2017

Road to Emmy

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...

Thursday, Jul. 20, 2017

Akin to last year’s primetime Emmy-winning “Love Has No Labels” for the Ad Council out of R/GA, the current field of nominated spots selected by TV Academy voters is largely marked by an inspiring sense of unity and purpose, underscoring the value placed on coming together and accentuating the...

Friday, Jul. 14, 2017

Prior to yesterday’s (7/13) announcement of this season’s Emmy nominations, SHOOT connected with varied contenders over a two-month stretch spanning different disciplines and as it turns out a good number of the artisans we covered in parts 1 through 8 of our The Road To Emmy series of...

Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017

"Saturday Night Live," powered by madcap skits skewering the Trump administration, earned 22 Emmy Award nominations, including bids for Alec Baldwin's florid portrayal of the president and Melissa McCarthy's manic, gender-busting take on press secretary Sean Spicer.

The long-running NBC...

Wednesday, Jul. 5, 2017

Delving into the process of deduction has yielded a welcomed addition to the career of cinematographer Neville Kidd whose work on Sherlock, the BBC crime drama series that is part of PBS’ Masterpiece Theater, earned him his first Emmy nomination and win in 2014. Benedict...

Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017

While director/producer/showrunner Barry Sonnenfeld viewed creating different worlds for Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events as both exciting and daunting, bringing a welcomed level of comfort to the challenge was knowing that he would once again be working with a colleague whom he...