'Enterprise', Shatner Score Emmy Nominations

By Michelle
July 15, 2004 - 4:35 PM

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced its annual Emmy Award nominations this morning, honouring Star Trek: Enterprise with four nominations in visual effects, makeup and music - the same categories for which the show earned nods last year.

Emmy winners Edie Falco and Tony Shalhoub joined Academy chairman Dick Askin at the Leonard H. Goldensen Theatre in Los Angeles to make the announcements 5:39 a.m. Pacific time this morning of nominees for the awards, to be broadcast on September 19th from the Shrine Auditorium. Technical awards will be given out earlier, on September 12th, at a separate banquet whose proceedings are summarized during the televised Emmy Awards ceremony. The announcement is summarized on the The complete list of Emmy nominations is available for download at Academy of Television Arts and Sciences site.

Below is a full list of all the nominations Enterprise received this year:

  • Outstanding Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Prosthetic) - Michael G. Westmore, Makeup Supervisor, and his team have been nominated in this category every year since 1991 and have won the award four times. This year their work on "Zero Hour" has been singled out. It will compete against the Nip/Tuck pilot for FX and Tracey Ullman In The Trailer Tales for HBO.

  • Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Dramatic Underscore) - Composer Velton Ray Bunch's score for "Similitude" was selected this year, following nominations in previous years for the series for scores by Jay Chattaway and Dennis McCarthy. The competition includes scores from the Dead Like Me pilot on Showtime, ABC's Line Of Fire, HBO's Pandemic: Facing AIDS, The Simpsons episode "Treehouse Of Horror XIV" and an hour of 24 on FOX.

  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series - A category won five times by the Star Trek franchise, Enterprise earned two nods this year. The first is for "Countdown", for a team including Ronald B. Moore, Visual Effects Supervisor; Daniel F. Curry, Visual Effects Producer; Elizabeth Castro, Visual Effects Coordinator; Paul Hill, Lead Visual Effects Compositor; Greg Rainoff, Lead Visual Effects Animator; Fred Pienkos, CGI Supervisor Sean Scott, Lead CGI Animator; David Morton, Lead CGI Animator; and Chris Zapara, Lead CGI Animator.

  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series - The second Enterprise nomination in this category is for another Xindi arc episode, "The Council", with the nominations encompassing a team of effects wizards: Art Codron, Visual Effects Supervisor; Dan Curry, Visual Effects Producer; Steve Fong, Lead Visual Effects Compositor; Greg Rainoff, Lead Visual Effects Animator; John Teska, Lead CGI Artist; Sean Jackson, Lead CGI Artist; Mike Stetson, Lead CGI Artist; Koji Kuramura, Lead CGI Artist; and Pierre Drolet, Lead CGI Artist. These episodes will compete against the pilot of Dead Like Me, the Stargate SG-1 installment "Lost City Part 2", and Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital: "Thy Kingdom Come."

Numerous Trek alumni also received Emmy nods in acting, creative and technical categories. Actors include William Shatner (Captain Kirk) for his guest role on The Practice; Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn) for her guest role on Joan of Arcadia; Brad Dourif (Suder) for his supporting role in Deadwood; Kelsey Grammer (Morgan Bateson) for the lead role on Frasier; and Kim Cattrall (Valeris) as oustanding supporting actress on Sex And The City. Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan)'s series Whoopi was cited for Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series.

Former Star Trek writer Bryan Fuller's Showtime series Dead Like Me earned seven nominations, while former Trek producer Ron Moore's Carnivale, on HBO, earned four. Moore's revival of Battlestar Galactica for Sci-Fi earned three nominations as well. Although Showtime's remake of The Lion In Winter which starred Patrick Stewart garnered six nominations, including one for former Star Trek producer Wendy Neuss and another for Stewart's co-star Glenn Close, Stewart himself was shut out of the nominations by such actors as Antonio Banderas, Al Pacino, James Brolin, Alan Rickman and Mos Def.

The complete list of Emmy nominations is available for download at The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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