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SA SFX artist wins an Emmy for Black Sails
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:38
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On 16 August the 66th Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards took place at the Nokia Theatre in LA and awarded Black Sails, a US drama series, with Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role. Among the winning production team was South African Doug Hardy who was the special effects lead. The Creative Arts Emmy ceremony aligns with the annual Primetime Emmy awards and celebrates technical and other similar accomplishments in US television.

Other members of the Black Sails team include: Erik Henry, senior visual effects supervisor; Paul Graff, visual effects supervisor; George Murphy, visual effects supervisor; Annemarie Griggs, visual effects producer; Mitch Claspy, visual effects coordinator; Jeremy Hattingh, visual effects on-set lead; Nick Hsieh, compositing lead and Steve Messing, matte artist.

Black Sails came up against Da Vinci's Demons, Hawaii Five-0, Mob City, Vikings and The Walking Dead, which were nominated in the same category.

US network HBO garnered 15 Creative Arts Emmy Awards with Game Of Thrones and True Detective each winning four awards. NBC won ten, PBS won eight, Fox won seven, CBS won six and ABC won five. Other notable wins include Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black which took three awards, NBC’s Saturday Night Live, which was awarded five Emmys and the FX drama Fargo, which won the Emmy for Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries.

Nominees were voted for online by members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.



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