Irish television talent has come away with six well-deserved Primetime Emmy nominations. ‘The Tudors’ has been nominated for its art direction, cinematography, costumes and hair and make-up whilst Michael Gambon’s acting has been lauded as has ‘Celtic Woman’s David Downes for his music direction. The awards will take place on August 29th.
The IFTA winning show, ‘The Tudors’ has received four Primetime Emmy nominations for its fourth and final series. In the category of Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series the Irish co-production sees a nod for production designer, Tom Conroy, art director Colman Corish and set decorator, Crispian Sallis. The team, nominated for their work on episodes 407 and 408, will face competition from the artistic teams behind ‘Glee’, ‘Heroes’, ‘Lost’, ‘Modern Family’ and ‘True Blood’.
Director of photography Ousama Rawi has been nominated for his Outstanding Cinematography for a One Hour Series, he will compete for the top prize with Michael Slovis for ‘Breaking Bad’, Christian Sebaldt for ‘CSI’ and Christoper Manley for ‘Mad Men’. Furthermore, Joan Bergin and Susan Cave have received nominations for their Costume Design and Wardrobe supervision respectively. The other costume teams nominated include those working for ‘Glee’ in the episode entitled ‘The Power of Madonna’, ‘Mad Men’ and ’30 Rock’ for the episode ‘I Do Do’ all of whom will now compete in the category Outstanding Costumes for a Series.
Finally, Dee Corcoran sees her Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single Camera Series in episode 407 of ‘The Tudors’ nominated alongside the hairstylists working on the sets of ‘Castle’, ‘Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union’, ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Glee’ for the episodes entitled ‘The Power of Madonna’ and ‘Hairograpy’. The final ‘Tudors’ series examines the final years in the turbulent reign of King Henry VIII. The series is produced by the Showtime Network in the US, and is co-produced by Morgan O'Sullivan and James Flynn of World 2000 Entertainment.
In the group of Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie, Dublin-born actor Michael Gambon has been nominated for his role as Mr. Woodhouse in the BBC co-production of ‘Emma’. Michael will be competing against Patrick Stewart for ‘Hamlet’, Jonathan Pryce for ‘Return to Cranford’, David Strathairn for ‘Temple Grandin’ and John Goodman as ‘You Don’t Know Jack’.
Finally, David Downes has received a nod in the group of Outstanding Music Direction for his work on ‘Celtic Woman: Stories from the Heart’ a chronicle of the live show which has toured various locations around the globe. David’s fellow nominees include Marc Saiman for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, David Foster for ‘Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas for David Foster’, Sheila E. for ’In Performance at the White House’, ‘The Kennedy Center Honors’ for Rob Mathes and Rob Berman for the 'Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony'.
The 62nd Primetime Emmy awards ceremony, as mentioned above, will take place on Sunday, August 29th and will be broadcast live on NBC. For a full list visit www.emmys.com