It’s that Emmy nomination time of year again and UA has several clients in the running.
The Emmys are the annual American television industry awards, another glamorous date in the US entertainment calendar.
It’s rather complicated with three related but separate organisations presenting the Awards: the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
The Awards were created in 1949 as part of an image-building exercise to honour shows produced and aired locally in the Los Angeles area, but in another ten years they were an America-wide phenomenon and the Award is still much prized.
The Emmy statuette represents the TV Academy’s goal of supporting and uplifting the art and science of television. Designed by television engineer Louis McManus, who used his wife as the model, it depicts a winged woman holding an atom – the wings represent the muse of art; the atom the electron of science.
This year, Florian Hoffmeister is up for Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie and Annie Symons for Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, both for the BBC series of GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
THE AMISH, from director David Belton, is nominated for Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking.
And for the second year running, casting director Jill Trevellick CDG‘s work on DOWNTON ABBEY puts her in the category Outstanding Casting In A Drama Series. The series itself, on which both Andy Goddard and James Strong were directors, is flying the flag for the UK with 16 nominations in total.
The ceremony itself takes place on September 23rd this year – good luck to all our UA clients!