Time for TV to Shine

Published on website: September 18, 2013
Categories: Awards , Industry , The StoryBoard Blog

It’s a big week for the small screen with the 65th Primetime Emmy® Awards being held September 22 in Los Angeles. The extraordinary, often heartwarming and sometimes heart-stopping stories being told on television continue to reach new heights. And we couldn’t be prouder to have worked with many of the talented artists that are nominated this year.

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Michael Goi, ASC on the set of American Horror Story: Asylum. Photo: Byron Cohen/FX

Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Asylum earned more nominations than any other program with 17, including one for cinematographer Michael Goi, ASC. The DP says that the inspiration for the look of (Asylum) came from silent films from the 1920s and some of the earliest sound films. Goi has noted that the use of different film emulsions is an important piece of the aesthetic of FX’s American Horror Story.

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Michael Slovis, ASC on AMC’s Breaking Bad. Photo credit: Ursula Coyote/AMC

Michael Slovis, ASC earned his fourth Emmy® nomination for his work on AMC’s Breaking Bad, which grabbed a total of 13 nominations. Slovis says the cast and crew of Breaking Bad were encouraged to take chances, and he was always “stretching the limits of film” with his lighting.

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Kelly Macdonald and Steve Buscemi star in Boardwalk Empire. ( photo: Macall B. Polay / HBO)

HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, shot on Kodak film, continues to be recognized by Emmy® voters with 10 nominations this year. Cinematographer Bill Coleman earned his first Emmy® nod for the gangster drama’s season three finale “Margate Sands.”

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Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock. (Photo by: Ali Goldstein/NBC © NBC Universal, Inc).

The most nominated comedy this year was also shot on film, with Peter Reniers capturing all the antics of the TGS gang at 30 Rock. The show received 13 nominations in its seventh and final season of NBC.

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Ashton Kutcher, Steven V. Silver, ASC and Jon Cryer on the set of CBS Two and Half Men.

Also receiving multiple nominations is the CBS comedy Two and a Half Men. Steven V. Silver, ASC earned his eighth Emmy® nod for photographing the “Grab a Feather and Get in Line” episode this year. He has taken home the golden statue three times (2012, 2011 and 2007).

The Dust Bowl, Ethel, Enlightened, Glee, The Walking Dead and True Blood are also among the many nominated shows shot on Kodak film this year.

Kodak is proud of our long history with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, (including the honor of taking home some Emmys® of our own!), and of our continued collaborations with its talented members. Congratulations to all the 2013 nominees on your outstanding achievements!

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