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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!

Congratulations to Hector Ramirez for his Record Number of Emmy Nominations!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Congratulations to Archive Interviewee Hector Ramirez, the individual record holder for the most overall Emmy nominations with a whopping 64 nominations! Ramirez got his start as a camera operator on All in the Family and went on to work on most of Norman Lear’s sitcoms, including Maude, The Jeffersons and Good Times. Also skilled at shooting variety shows, Ramirez worked on The Carol Burnett Show, shot Elvis: The ’68 Comeback Special, and regularly does camera work and technical direction for live awards shows such as The Grammys, The Academy Awards, and The Emmys. In the clip below, he discusses his Emmy win for the “Steadicam Tango” on the hit show, Dancing with the Stars:

Watch Hector Ramirez’s full interview here:

http:// emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people/hector-ramirez

About this interview:

In his Archive interview, Hector Ramirez discusses his career as a camera operator, from his start on All in the Family, to one of his current positions as an Emmy-winning camera operator on Dancing With the Stars. He speaks of his move from Columbia to the United States, attending the Don Martin School of Radio and Television Arts and Sciences, and his work on Norman Lear sitcoms Maude, The Jeffersons, and Good Times. He details his work shooting several music and comedy specials, including Paul Simon’s Concert in Central Park, as well as his experiences as camera operator for The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, The Emmy Awards, The Grammys, and MTV’s Award Shows. Ramirez also comments on holding the record for the most number of Emmy nominations, and shares his thoughts on reality television and what forms good composition. Beth Cochran conducted the three-and-a-half-hour interview on May 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA.

Get ready for Emmy!

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be given out September 10 and 18, 2011 in Los Angeles.

The Archive of American Television congratulates all of this year’s nominees! Below are some excerpts from the Archive’s nominated interviewees:

Dan Castellaneta, Nominated for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance (As “Homer Simpson” on The Simpsons)

David Crane, Nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Episodes)

Louis J. Horvitz, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special (53rd Grammy Awards)

Susan Lacy , Nominated for Outstanding Nonfiction Series (Exec. Producer for American Masters)

Christopher Lloyd, Nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series (co-creator of Modern Family)

Matthew Weiner , Nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series (creator/writer of Mad Men)

Betty White, Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (as “Elka Ostrosky” on Hot in Cleveland)

Other interviewees nominated for an Emmy this year:
Robert Dickinson for Outstanding Lighting Design/ Lighting Direction (Conan, 83rd Academy Awards, 53rd Grammy Awards)
Linda Ellerbee for Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction (Exec. Producer for Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: Under the Influence: Kids of Alcoholics)
Michael J. Fox for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (“Louis Cannin” on The Good Wife)
Cloris Leachman for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (as “Maw Maw” on Raising Hope)
Hector Ramirez for Outstanding Technical Director, Camerawork (American Idol, 83rd Academy Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors)
Don Mischer for Outstanding Directing for a a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special (83rd Academy Awards)
Sheila Nevins for Outstanding Children’s Program (Exec. producer for A Child’s Garden of Poetry)
Paul Shaffer for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions Ceremony)
Tim Van Patten for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Game of Thrones)

The full list of nominees can be found here.

The Creative Arts Emmy Awardss will be held on September 10. The Primetime Emmys Telecast will be broadcast live on September 18 on FOX. Check our 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards page for updates and winners!