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'The War' Earns Three Creative Arts Emmys

By Tom White

The War, the 17-hour PBS series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, captured three Emmy Awards in the nonfiction categories at the Creative Arts Primetime Emmys Awards ceremony Saturday night in Los Angeles. The program won honors for Outstanding Voiceover Performance, Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Sound Editing. Other multi-winners in the nonfiction/reality categories included This American Life, American Masters and Autism: The Musical. Here's a rundown of the nonfiction/reality winners:

Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming
Kim Roberts--Autism: The Musical (HBO)

Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming
Kevin Leffler, Vikash Patel, Marc Clark, Annie Tighe, Steve Lichtenstein, Sue Hoover, Katherine Griffin--Top Chef: First Impressions (Bravo)

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance
Keith David--THE WAR: A Necessary War (PBS)

Governors Award

Preserve Our Planet Campaign--National Geographic Channel

Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)
Jason King-- AMERICAN MASTERS: Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends (PBS)

Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)
Erik Ewers, Ryan Gifford, Mariusz Glabinski, Magdaline Volaitis, Sound Effects Editors; Ira Spiegel, Sound Effects/Dialogue Editor; Marlena Grzaslewicz, Dialogue Editor; Jacob Ribicoff, Music Editor--THE WAR: When Things Get Tough

Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming
The Cinematography Team--DEADLIEST CATCH: No Mercy (Discovery Channel)

Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming
Axel Baumann, Robert Hanna, Ulli Bonnekamp, Mark Brice, Wolfgang Held, Cinematographers-CARRIER: Rites of Passage

Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
Christopher Wilcha, Adam Beckman--THIS AMERICAN LIFE: Escape (Showtime)

Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming
Geoffrey C. Ward--THE WAR: Pride of Our Nation

Outstanding Nonfiction Special
Autism: The Musical (Jonathan Murray, Janet Grillo, Kristen Stills, Executive Producers; Nancy Abraham, Senior Producer; Perrin Chiles, Tricia Regan, Sasha Alpert, Producers; HBO)

Outstanding Nonfiction Series
American Masters (Susan Lacy, Executive Producer; Prudence Glass, Series Producer; Julie Sacks, Supervising Producer; Jim Brown, Michael Cohl, William Eigen, Producers; PBS)
This American Life (The Producing Team; Showtime)

Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking
White Light/Black Rain (Sheila Nevins, Robert Richter, Executive Producers; Steven Okazaki, Producer; Sara Bernstein, Supervising Producer; HBO)

Outstanding Special Class --Short-Format Nonfiction Programs
Great Moments from the Campaign Trail (Tim Nolan, Executive Producer; Anthony Giacchino, Producer; The History Channel/VOD)

For a complete listing of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in all categories, click here.


Photo: US National Archives and Records Administration