Discovery Channel Honored with Six Awards At the 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys

via press release:


— FROZEN PLANET Wins Four Awards, including Outstanding Nonfiction Series
and DEADLIEST CATCH Takes Home Two –


(Los Angeles, Calif.) – Discovery Channel won big at the 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys® this Saturday, September 15, taking home six prestigious awards.  FROZEN PLANET was honored with four awards, including Outstanding Nonfiction series.  DEADLIEST CATCH snatched two wins.
Four years in the making, FROZEN PLANET provided the ultimate portrait of our earth’s polar regions, where the scale and beauty of the scenery and sheer power of the natural elements are unlike anywhere else on the planet. To capture nature’s majestic power — as well as its ultimate fragility — FROZEN PLANET’s filmmakers utilized the latest cinematographic techniques and technology to capture groundbreaking imagery both above and below the ice in some of the most extreme and remote regions of our planet.


DEADLIEST CATCH profiles the men who risk everything to work the most dangerous job in the world – crab fishing in the icy, treacherous waters of Alaska’s Bering Sea.  DEADLIEST CATCH’s Emmy®-winning episode was “I Don’t Wanna Die,” which originally aired on Tuesday, May 22, at 9 PM ET.  In this Emmy®-winning episode, the Wizard crew calls in a Coast Guard helicopter to help their collapsed greenhorn.  For the rest of the fleet, it’s a race to haul crab before a hurricane hits, and the last boat fishing waits too long to leave the grounds.  DEADLIEST CATCH is produced for Discovery Channel by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company.


The following people were recognized for their work on FROZEN PLANET:


Outstanding Nonfiction Series (FROZEN PLANET)

Alastair Fothergill, Executive Producer

Susan Winslow, Executive Producer

Vanessa Berlowitz, Series Producer


Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming (FROZEN PLANET)

John Aitchison, Cinematographer

Doug Allan, Cinematographer

Doug Anderson, Cinematographer

David Baillie, Cinematographer

Barrie Britton, Cinematographer

Richard Burton, Cinematographer

Michael Kelem, Cinematographer

Ian Llewellyn, Cinematographer

Justin Maguire, Cinematographer

Warwick Sloss, Cinematographer

Mark Smith, Cinematographer

Gavin Thurston, Cinematographer

Mateo Willis, Cinematographer


Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming (FROZEN PLANET)

Andy Netley, Editor

Sharon Gillooly, Editor


Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (FROZEN PLANET)

(Single Or Multi-Camera)

Kate Hopkins, Dubbing Editor

Tim Owens, Sound Editor

Paul Fisher, Sound Editor


The following people were recognized for their work on DEADLIEST CATCH:

Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming (DEADLIEST CATCH):

David Reichert, Director of Photography

Todd Stanley, Director of Photography

Steven Wright, Director of Photography

John Moody, Director of Photography

Travis Tips, Director of Photography

Cameron Glendenning, Director of Photography

Shane Moore, Director of Photography

Nicolas Bunker, Camera/Producer

Johnny Beechler, Camera/Producer

Matt Fahey, Camera

Tony Pontillo, Camera

Ben Shearin, Camera

Ben Murray, Camera
Breck Warwick, Camera

Matt Getz, Camera

Daniel Herman, Land Camera

Dave Arnold, Aerial Director of Photography



Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming (DEADLIEST CATCH)
Josh Earl, A.C.E., Supervising Editor
Alex Durham, Editor


The 2012 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards are a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Awards were presented on Saturday, September 15 at a ceremony at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.



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