San Francisco (July 25, 2005)–Dolby Laboratories has announced that the sound teams for television programs produced and presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 last season received a record 20 sound-related Emmy nominations for the upcoming 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. This number is up significantly from nine last year.
“It is an honor to be associated with these nominees. We are very proud to provide the television industry’s sound teams, producers, and content creators with the tools to deliver exceptional sound to enhance the audience’s entertainment experience,” said Tom Daily, marketing director, professional division, Dolby Laboratories.
The number of episodic television programs with Dolby Digital 5.1 has increased significantly from last year, with CBS, Fox, and NBC adding regularly scheduled episodic programming in Dolby Digital 5.1 in the 2004-2005 season. Networks such as ABC, HBO, and Showtime have been including Dolby Digital 5.1 audio with many of their original primetime programs and movies for several years.
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast internationally from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 18.
Sound category nominees who have produced their programs in Dolby Digital 5.1 include CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS), CSI: Miami (CBS), Lost (ABC), 24 (Fox), The West Wing (NBC), Two and a Half Men (CBS) and American Idol (Fox). Nominated HBO movies and series include The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Warm Springs, Lackawanna Blues and Deadwood. Nominated nonfiction and variety/music shows include 77th Annual Academy Awards (ABC), The 47th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS), Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (PBS) and Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival (Great Performances) (PBS).