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
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 Netflixs Orange Is The New Black which took
three awards, NBCs 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
Daytime Emmy Awards stream live The 41st Daytime Emmy Awards, which take place on 22 June in Los Angeles,
can be viewed live for the first time by South African audiences on the Daytime
Emmy Awards website (daytimeemmys.net)...