San Francisco, CA (September 22, 2004)–The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded five Emmys in the Outstanding Sound Editing and Mixing categories to television programs broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1 audio on Sunday.
Dolby Digital 5.1 audio has become a significant component in the creation and delivery of high-quality television programming. Dolby’s sound format continues to earn industry recognition for superior sound quality, with five programs in Dolby Digital 5.1 audio winning in sound-related categories out of nine nominations this year.
“We are delighted that many programs broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1 audio have been acknowledged by the Academy with Emmy awards and nominations,” said Tom Daily, marketing director, Professional Audio, Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby continues to advance its products to help producers create top-quality programs that enhance the entertainment experiences in the home.”
The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards was broadcast internationally from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on September 19, 2004. The sound category Emmy award winners were announced on September 12. Those winners whose programs were broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1 audio include:
Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie:
Angels In America, “Part 2: Perestroika” (HBO);
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series:
Deadwood, “Deadwood” (Pilot) (HBO);
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special:
And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself (HBO);
Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera):
Dinosaur Planet, “Alpha’s Egg; Pod’s Travel” (Discovery Channel);
Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera):
Dinosaur Planet, “Alpha’s Egg; Pod’s Travel” (Discovery Channel).