Voyager Receives 8 Emmy Nominations

By Christian
July 12, 2001 - 3:43 PM

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for this year's Emmy Awards today. Compared to last year, Voyager received 8 instead of 7 nominations, leaving all other genre shows far behind.

From early June onwards, when members of the Academy were able to send in nomination ballots, Paramount actively promoted Voyager to Academy members. The studio opened a special Voyager web site (story) and took out ads in trade papers (story), while it also advertised Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway) in the official Emmy magazine. While Paramount's efforts didn't lead to a nomination in one of high-profile categories such as Best Actress or Best Drama Series, the show's high production values were recognised with nominations for visual effects, makeup and other so-called Creative Arts categories.

The Emmy Awards are the highest honours in the world of television, similar to the Oscar awards for film. They will be presented during an awards ceremony on the 16th of September, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres in Los Angeles and broadcast live by CBS. The awards in the Creative Arts categories, for which Voyager has been nominated, will be presented during a banquet on the 8th of September.

Below is a full list of all the nominations Voyager received:

  • Outstanding Costumes For A Series
    Costume designer Robert Blackman and Costume Supervisor Carol Kunz were nominated for 'Shattered.' Another nominee in this category was The Lot, which starred Jonathan Frakes (William T. Riker), while the final three nods went to Sex and the City, The Sopranos and Will & Grace.

  • Outstanding Hairstyling For A Series
    Hairstylists Josee Normand, Charlotte Parker and Gloria Montemeyor were nominated for 'Prophecy.' The other nominees in this category were The Lot, MADtv, Sex and the City and That 70s Show.

  • Outstanding Makeup For A Series
    Makeup artists Michael Westmore, Tina Kalliongis-Hoffman, Scott Wheeler and James Rohland were nominated for their work on the prosthetics in 'The Void.' The other nominees in this category were MADtv, Sex and the City, The Sopranos and The X-Files.

  • Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Dramatic Underscore)
    Voyager received two nominations in this category - one for Dennis McCarthy's work in 'Workforce, Part One' and one for Jay Chattaway in 'Endgame.' The other nominees in this category were The Simpsons, The West Wing and Xena: Warrior Princess.

  • Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series
    Supervising Sound Editor Bill Wistrom, Supervising Sound Effects Editor Jim Wolvington, Sound Editors T. Ashley Harvery, Masanobu "Tomi" Tomita and Dale Chaloukian, and Music Editor Gerald Sackman were nominated for 'Endgame, Part Two.' The other nominees in this category were CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, ER, The Fugitive and Third Watch.

  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series
    Voyager received two nominations in this category, for 'Workforce, Part One' and for 'Endgame.' The other nominees were Dark Angel and two episodes of Stargate SG-1.

    Visual Effects Producer Dan Curry, Visual Effects Supervisor Ronald B. Moore, Visual Effects Coordinator Chad Zimmerman, Visual Effects Compositor Paul Hill, Visual Effects Animator Greg Rainoff, CGI Supervisor David Morton, Computer Animator David Lombardi, Computer Modeler and Animator John Teska and Computer Modeler Brandon MacDougal were nominated for 'Workforce, Part One.' Curry, Moore, Teska and Rainoff, as well as Visual Effects Supervisor Mitch Suskin, Visual Effects Coordinator Art Codron, Visual Effects Compositor Steve Fong, Matte Artist Eric Chauvin and CGI Supervisor Robert Bonchune were nominated for 'Endgame.'

Besides the eight Voyager nods, several former Trek actors were also nominated by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. In the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category, Kelsey Grammer, who guest-starred in TNG's 'Cause and Effect,' received his usual Frasier nomination. Kim Cattrall (Valeris) was nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy. In the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series category, James Cromwell (Zefram Cochrane) was nominated for playing Bishop Lionel Stewart on ER, while René Auberjonois (Odo) was nominated for playing Judge Mantz on The Practice.

Last year, Voyager was nominated for 7 awards, in exactly the same categories. However, the show received only one nomination in the Outstanding Music Composition category instead of two. Unfortunately, when the winners in the Creative Arts categories were announced, Voyager ended up without any awards at all.

The clear leader among this year's nominees was The Sopranos, which received a total of 22 nominations, including four out of five nominations in the Outstanding Writing category. Next up was The West Wing, winner of last year's Best Drama Series award, which received 18 nominations. Both shows were nominated for Best Drama, along with ER, Law & Order and The Practice. The nominees for Best Comedy Series were Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, Malcolm in the Middle, Sex and the City and Will & Grace.

For other genre television shows, this was not an extremely good year, with Voyager receiving more nominations than all other live-action one-hour television shows together. The X-Files received the most high-profile genre nomination, Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series, as well as a nomination for Outstanding Makeup. Stargate SG-1 received two and Dark Angel received one nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects, while Xena: Warrior Princess received a nomination for Outstanding Music Composition.

Among other formats, Futurama, The Simpsons and The Powerpuff Girls were nominated for Outstanding Animated Program. The Dune mini-series was nominated for Outstanding Cinematography and Outstanding Sound Editing.

Last year, there were a total of 19 nominations for live-action genre television, including a high-profile Best Writing nod for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This year there were only 16, including the Dune mini-series, and Buffy went without any nominations at all.

The full list of nominations in the high-profile categories such as Best Actor and Best Series can be found in this AP article. The complete list of nominees can be found on the official Emmy web site.

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