N. Hollywood, CA (July 14, 2005)–Nominations for the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. A number of popular favorites have garnered multiple nominations in the sound mixing and sound editing categories while, overall, cable channel HBO leads the pack with 93 nominations, well ahead of the major TV networks: CBS (59), NBC (54), ABC (51) and FOX (49).
The popular CBS series CSI made a strong showing, with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – “Down The Drain” nominated for both outstanding single-camera sound mixing and sound editing for a series, with CSI: Miami – “Lost Son” nominated for outstanding sound editing. ABC’s big hit series Lost was also recognized for both sound mixing, for the episode “Outlaws,” as well as for sound editing, for “Pilot (Part 1).” Regular FOX favorite 24 also scored a double, with “6:00 AM – 7:00 AM” nominated for best sound and “12:00 PM – 1:00 PM” for outstanding sound editing.
Two favorites have emerged in both the sound mixing and sound editing for a miniseries or a movie categories, both from HBO: The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers and Warm Springs. Adam Jenkins and Rick Ash mixed both features, with Simon Kaye, A.M.P.S., C.A.S. (production mixer on Sellers) and Mary Ellis (production mixer, Warm Springs) also recognized.
Two nonfiction programs picked up nominations in both sound mixing and sound editing. The CBS reality show The Amazing Race is nominated in both categories for the episode “We’re Moving Up The Food Chain,” while PBS series Broadway: The American Musical is recognized for sound mixing for “Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'” and sound editing for “Syncopated City.”
Some familiar names are once again on the list in the category of outstanding sound mixing for a variety or music series or special or animation. Perennial nominee Edward J. Greene is nominated twice in the category, for his work on the 77th Annual Academy Awards and The 47th Annual Grammy Awards. Other engineers in the group with two nominations include Klaus Landsberg (American Idol – “Finale” and The 47th Annual Grammy Awards), Brian Riordan (American Idol – “Finale,” plus his work on the “401/402” episode is nominated for outstanding sound mixing for nonfiction programming), and Paul Sandweiss (Genius: A Night For Ray Charles and The 47th Annual Grammy Awards).
The CBS Television Network will televise the awards presentation awarding Emmys in 27 categories on Sunday, September 18, from the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium. The complete list of Primetime Emmy nominations is available on the Academy’s website.
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