Emmys Elude 'Enterprise'

By Caillan
September 14, 2003 - 7:41 AM

Enterprise last night failed to beam up any gongs when the Creative Arts Emmy Awards were presented at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The fifth Star Trek series was nominated for five Emmy Awards this year, with three nods coming in the category of Outstanding Visual Effects (story). Enterprise's effects wizards received nominations for their work in "Dead Stop", "The Crossing" and "The Expanse", but on the night the Emmy was awarded to Firefly's "Serenity". The last episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Chosen", was the fifth nominee.

Make-up guru Michael Westmore and his team received a nod in the category of Outstanding Make-up (Prosthetic) for their work creating the various alien creatures in "Canamar". Enterprise and its fellow nominees, Six Feet Under, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and MADtv, were trumped by Comedy Central's Primetime Glick.

Enterprise's fifth and final nomination was in the category of Outstanding Music Composition (Dramatic Underscore), in which Dennis McCarthy was recognised for his score for "The Expanse". The Emmy went to Sean Callery for the real-time drama series, 24. The other nominees were JAG, Odyssey 5 and The Agency.

Last year the fifth Star Trek series picked up two Emmy Awards in the categories of Outstanding Visual Effects ("Broken Bow") and Outstanding Hairstyling ("Two Days and Two Nights"). UPN failed to score any Emmys at all this year, with its other two nominees, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Girlfriends, also losing in their respective categories, Outstanding Visual Effects and Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series.

There was good news for Star Trek alumni, with Alfre Woodard taking home an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Denise Freeman on The Practice. However, Woodard's Star Trek: First Contact co-star James Cromwell (Zephram Cochrane) missed out on an Outstanding Guest Actor Emmy for Six Feet Under, with the gong going to Without a Trace's Charles S. Dutton.

Veteran Trek casting director Junie Lowry Johnson triumphed in the category of Outstanding Casting in a Drama Series for HBO's Six Feet Under. This was Johnson's third Emmy: she won in 2002 for Six Feet Under and in 1994 for NYPD Blue.

The complete list of Creative Arts Award winners can be found at Emmys.org. The Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented on September 21, 2003 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be telecast live on FOX from 8:00 p.m.

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