PBS WINS 7 PRIMETIME EMMYS

By Kim Tavares – PBS Media Relations

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 58th Annual Creative Arts Primetime Emmys at a ceremony last night in Los Angeles.

PBS tied with CBS and FOX with 7 Primetime Emmys, including 2 Emmys for Masterpiece Theatre “Bleak House,” a program win for Great Performances “Dance in America: Swan Lake with American Ballet Theatre,” and the award for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking to American Experience “Two Days in October.” The full list of PBS Emmy winners is below. PBS had a total of 34 Emmy nominations in 2006.

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards are dedicated primarily to the many crafts and technical disciplines involved in television production—including picture editing, sound editing, sound mixing, special visual effects, cinematography, art direction, music, stunts and more. Awards are also handed out for animation, variety series, reality series and four acting categories. HBO won the most awards with 17, followed by ABC with 10 wins and NBC with 8. An edited telecast of the awards ceremony will air on E! on August 26, 8:00 p.m. ET.

The remainder of the Emmy awards — including the awards for Outstanding Miniseries (Bleak House) and the Miniseries actor/actress categories (three nominations for Bleak House), writing and directing — will be presented on a live telecast Sunday, August 27, 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC.

Below is the list of PBS winners as listed by the Academy. The full list of winners is attached and available online at www.emmys.org

Kim Tavares
PBS

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING
(SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA) – PBS

American Masters – PBS
Bob Dylan: No Direction Home
TOM FLEISCHMAN, Re-Recording Mixer

STANDING MUSIC DIRECTION

South Pacific In Concert From Carnegie Hall (Great Performances) – PBS
PAUL GEMIGNANI, Musical Director and Conductor

STANDING COSTUMES FOR A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM

Juried award: Possibility of one, more than one or no award). This is a juried award determined by a panel of judges from the Costumes peer group. Recommendation(s) from the jury are brought to the Board of Governors for ratification. This award was previously announced.

Benise: Nights of Fire! – PBS
ERIN LAREAU, Costume Designer

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL (NON-PROSTHETIC)

Bleak House (Masterpiece Theatre) – PBS
DANIEL PHILLIPS, Makeup Department Head

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Bleak House Episode 1(Masterpiece Theatre) – PBS
KIERAN McGUIGAN, Director of Photography

EXCEPTIONAL MERIT IN NONFICTION FILMMAKING
(Juried award: Possibility of one, more than one or no award.)

TWO DAYS IN OCTOBER (AMERICAN EXPERIENCE) – PBS
Robert Kenner, Producer
Mark Samels, Executive Producer
Nick Fraser, Executive Producer
Sharon Grimberg, Series Producer

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM

(Area Award: Possibility of one, more than one or, if none has a majority approval, no award.)

DANCE IN AMERICA: SWAN LAKE WITH – PBS
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE (GREAT PERFORMANCES) – PBS
Judy Kinberg, Producer

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