"DEADLIEST CATCH" WINS BIG AT 2014 PRIMETIME CREATIVE ARTS EMMYS(R)
Discovery Channel Series Reels in Three Awards, Including Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
Latest Wins Added to Discovery's Interactive Emmy(R) for Multiplatform Storytelling for SKYWIRE LIVE WITH NIK WALLENDA
(Los Angeles, Calif.) - Discovery Channel's DEADLIEST CATCH won big at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys(R) on Saturday, August 16, taking home three awards including a win for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. The series, which recently wrapped its landmark 10th season on Discovery Channel, also won for Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming and Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming.
These latest wins are in addition to an Interactive Emmy for Multiplatform Storytelling for SKYWIRE LIVE WITH NIK WALLENDA. The companion website for the live event for tightrope walker Nik Wallenda's epic walk over the Grand Canyon featured compelling video, 360-degree interactive views, backstage moments, real-time social updates and many other digital elements.
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. This past season of Deadliest Catch had a ratings streak, as the #1 show on cable on Tuesday nights among key demos for 16 consecutive weeks.
In the Emmy(R)-winning season 10 premiere, the wary veteran skippers cement their legacies on the Bering Sea with the young guns trying to create their own... But they better be careful what they wish for. This King Crab season they are here to stay, but it's not going to be easy. A government shutdown shortens the season, which starts off a series of dangerous chain reactions that force the fleet to fish harder and faster to make the market deadline.
DEADLIEST CATCH is produced for Discovery Channel by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company. The following people were recognized for their work on DEADLIEST CATCH:
OUTSTANDING UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM (DEADLIEST CATCH)
Thom Beers, Executive Producer
Jeff Conroy, Executive Producer
John Gray, Executive Producer
David Pritikin, Executive Producer
R. Decker Watson, Jr., Co-Executive Producer
Johnny Beechler, Supervising Producer
Geoff Miller, Supervising Producer
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR REALITY PROGRAMMING (DEADLIEST CATCH)
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR REALITY PROGRAMMING (DEADLIEST CATCH)
Josh Earl, A.C.E., Supervising Editor
Rob Butler, A.C.E., Editor
Art O'Leary, Editor
The 2014 Creative Arts Emmy(R) Awards are a presentation of the Television Academy. The awards were presented on Saturday, August 16 at a ceremony at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.
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Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 2.7 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery also controls Eurosport International, a premier sports entertainment group, including six pay-TV network brands across Europe and Asia. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.