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And the Nominees Are…

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

The 2012 Primetime Emmy Award season began today with the official nomination announcement at 8:40 AM EST. Congratulations to all the nominees for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards!

The Archive of American Television would also like to congratulate our interviewees who were nominated this year:

Mark Burnett for Outstanding Reality Program (Shark Tank) and Outstanding Reality-Competition Program (The Voice)

Kevin Clash for Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program, (Sesame Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger)

Robert Dickinson for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special (84th Annual Academy Awards, 54th Annual Grammy Awards)

Michael J. Fox for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series (as himself on Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series (as “Louis Canning” on The Good Wife)

Vince Gilligan for Outstanding Director in a Drama Series (Breaking Bad) and Outstanding Drama Series (Breaking Bad)

Louis J. Horvitz for Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special (54th Annual Grammy Awards)

Kathryn Joosten for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, (as “Karen McCluskey” on Desperate Housewives)

Susan Lacy for Outstanding Nonfiction Series (American Masters)

Steven Levitan, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Modern Family)

Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, Outstanding Comedy Series (Modern Family)

James Lipton for Outstanding Nonfiction Series (Inside the Actors Studio)

Chuck Lorre for Outstanding Comedy Series (Big Bang Theory)

Don Mischer for Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special (84th Annual Academy Awards)

Jonathan Murray for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program (Project Runway)

Sheila Nevins for Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program (The Weight of the Nation for Kids), Outstanding Nonfiction Series (The Weight of the Nation), Outstanding Nonfiction Special (Bobby Fischer Against The World, Gloria: In her Own Words), Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking (Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory)

Hector Ramirez for Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series (Dancing With The Stars), Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (54th Annual Grammy Awards, Kennedy Center Honors)

Tim Van Patten for Outstanding Director in a Drama Series (Boardwalk Empire)

Matthew Weiner, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Mad Men, 2 nominations)

Betty White for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program (Betty White’s Off Their Rockers)

View the full list of nominees here and a playlist of clips from nominated Archive interviewees here.

Tune in for the 64th Annual Primetime Emmys on September 23rd at 7e/4p on ABC!

Emmy-nominated director Timothy Van Patten on “Boardwalk Empire” & more

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

“I think my life experience informs my directing much more than my acting skills. I think I know how to put an actor at ease, I don’t know the language, if there is a language, but I think every actor comes to the set with their own needs and then you have to handle them accordingly.” – Tim Van Patten, on his directing style

Director Timothy Van Patten is nominated for his 9th Emmy this year for Oustanding Direction for a Drama Series (Game of Thrones) ! In his Archive interview, he discussed his work on Boardwalk EmpireThe Pacific, The Wire, Sex and the City, and the long-running HBO series The Sopranos.

On what it was like to work with Boardwalk Empire’s executive producer, Martin Scorcese:

On directing the World War II story, The Pacific:

On his take on the final episode of The Sopranos:

His full interview can be viewed here:

In his three-and-a-half hour interview for the Archive of American Television, actor/director Timothy Van Patten discusses a career that has spanned East to West Coast and back again.  He recounts his early life in New York and his move to Los Angeles, where he found success as an actor playing “Salami” on the MTM production,The White Shadow. Van Patten speaks at length about mentor Bruce Paltrow and the amazing education in television and film he received on the set of several Paltrow-led productions. He talks about his challenging transition to directing, a journey that eventually led to directing episodes of several short-lived series such as Home Firesand The Road Home, and of longer reigning shows Touched By an AngelandHomicide: Life on the Street. He concludes by describing how he found his niche directing episodes of acclaimed HBO series The Sopranos,Sex and the CityThe Wire, and Boardwalk Empire, and expresses his deep respect for writer/producers David Chase, David Simon and Terence Winter. Van Patten also confesses that in addition to television acting and directing, he now has a hankering for writing, too. Ron Simon conducted interview in New York City on June 26, 2009.