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18 Emmy nominations for JHC

By Ted Nesi and Brian Knatchbull
Courtesy of Emmy Nominations
July 24, 1998

Here's a rundown of Emmy nominations earned this year by The Jim Henson Company.  For more nominations, visit the Emmy Nominations site.

Overall, "Merlin" is in third place for nominations (with 15), only beaten by "From The Earth To The Moon" with 17, and "ER" and "The X-Files" each with 16.  "Muppets Tonight" and "The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss" each earned one.  Apple's "Think Different" commercial featuring Jim and Kermit was also nominated.

In 1997, Muppets Tonight was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, while The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program.  Jim Henson was inducted into The Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987.

OUTSTANDING CHILDREN'S PROGRAM (Area Award: Possibility of one or more than one award.)

Absent Minded Inventions And The Search For Flubber With Bill Nye The Science Guy • ABC • McKenna/Gottlieb Producers, Inc. in association with Buena Vista Television Production, James McKenna, Erren Gottlieb, Executive Producers

Muppets Tonight • Disney Channel • The Jim Henson Company, Brian Henson, Dick Blasucci, Executive Producers

Nick News Special Edition: Divorce: Caught in the Middle • Nickelodeon • Lucky Duck Productions in association with Nickelodeon, Linda Ellerbee, Rolfe Tessem, Executive Producers; Mark Lyons, Senior Producer; Anne-Marie Cunniffe, Producer

Nick News Special Edition: What Are You Staring At? • Nickelodeon • Lucky Duck Productions in association with Nickelodeon, Linda Ellerbee, Rolfe Tessem, Executive Producers; Mark Lyons, Senior Producer; Anne-Marie Cunniffe, Producer

The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss • Nickelodeon • Jim Henson Productions, Brian Henson, David Steven Cohen, Michael K. Frith, Executive Producers; Bob Stein, Lauren Gray, Producers; David Gumpel, Co-Producer

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Don King: Only In America • HBO • A Thomas Carter Company production in association with HBO Pictures Robi Reed-Humes, Casting Executive

From The Earth To The Moon • HBO • HBO Programming in association with Imagine Entertainment and Clavius Base Meg Liberman, C.S.A., Marc Hirschfeld, C.S.A., Sharon Klein, Mark Fincannon, Lisa Mae Wells Fincannon, Craig Fincannon, Casting Executives; Deborah Brown, Casting Executive-NY

George Wallace • TNT • A Mark Carliner Production Iris Grossman, C.S.A., Casting Executive

Gia • HBO • A Marvin Worth production in association with Citadel Entertainment/Kahn Power Pictures and HBO Pictures Junie Lowry Johnson, C.S.A, Libby Goldstein, Casting Executives

Merlin • NBC • Hallmark Entertainment, Lynn Kressel, C.S.A., Casting Executive - U.S.; Noel Davis, Casting Executive - U.K.

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Buffalo Soldiers • TNT • Trilogy Group and Citadel Entertainment, William Wages, A.S.C., Director of Photography

The Day Lincoln Was Shot • TNT • Greenwald Productions, Ron Garcia, A.S.C., Director of Photography

From The Earth To The Moon • Can We Do This? (Part 1) • HBO • HBO Programming in association with Imagine Entertainment and Clavius Base, Gale Tattersall, Director of Photography

George Wallace • Part 1 • TNT • A Mark Carliner Production  Alan Caso, Director of Photography

Merlin • Part I • NBC • Hallmark Entertainment Sergei Kozlov, Director of Photography

What The Deaf Man Heard [Hallmark Hall Of Fame Presentation] • CBS • Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Inc., Eric Van Haren Noman, Director of Photography

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

American Express - Virtual Reality Propaganda Films, Production Co.; Ogilvy & Mather, Ad Agency

Apple Computer - Think Different TBWA Chiat/ Day, Ad Agency [This included Jim and Kermit!]

AT&T - Freshman Gartner, Production Co.; Young & Rubicam, NY, Ad Agency

Hallmark - Working Mother Lieberman Productions, Production Co.; Leo Burnett Co., Ad Agency

Pella Windows - The Elopement Coppos Films, Production Co.; Young & Rubicam, NY, Ad Agency

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Armistead Maupin's More Tales Of The City • Part 2 • Showtime • Productions La Fete (More Tales) Inc., Denis Sperdouklis, Costume Designer

From The Earth To The Moon • Le Voyage Dans La Lune (Part 12) • HBO • HBO Programming in association with Imagine Entertainment and Clavius Base Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko, Costume Designer

Gia • HBO • A Marvin Worth production in association with Citadel Entertainment/Kahn Power Pictures and HBO Pictures Robert Turturice, Costume Designer

Merlin • Part 1 • NBC • Hallmark Entertainment Ann Hollowood, Costume Designer

Snow White: A Tale Of Terror • Showtime • Interscope Communications, Inc. Productions in association with Showtime Networks, Inc., Marit Allen, Costume Designer; Charles Knode, Ms. Weaver's Costume Designer

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Don King: Only In America • HBO • A Thomas Carter Company production in association with HBO Pictures, John Herzfeld, Director

From The Earth To The Moon • Can We Do This? (Part 1) • HBO • HBO Programming in association with Imagine Entertainment and Clavius Base, Tom Hanks, Director

George Wallace • TNT • A Mark Carliner Production, John Frankenheimer, Director

Merlin • NBC • Hallmark Entertainment, Steve Barron, Director

12 Angry Men • Showtime • MGM Worldwide Television William Friedkin, Director

OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Don King: Only In America • HBO • A Thomas Carter Company production in association with HBO Pictures, Steven Cohen, A.C.E., Editor

From The Earth To The Moon • Can We Do This? (Part 1) • HBO • HBO Programming in association with Imagine Entertainment and Clavius Base, Laurie Grotstein, Editor

From The Earth To The Moon • 1968 (Part 4) • HBO • HBO Programming in association with Imagine Entertainment and Clavius Base, Richard Pearson, Editor

Gia • HBO • A Marvin Worth production in association with Citadel Entertainment/Kahn Power Pictures and HBO Pictures Eric Sears, A.C.E., Editor

Merlin • Part I • NBC • Hallmark Entertainment Colin Green, Editor

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL

From The Earth To The Moon • HBO • HBO Programming in association with Imagine Entertainment and Clavius Base, Gina Lamendola, Makeup Artist; Greg Cannom, Ve Neill, Special Old Age Makeup Effects Artists

George Wallace • TNT • A Mark Carliner Production, Janeen Schreyer, Patty Androff, Jaime Kelman, Cheryl Nick, Keith Sayer, Makeup Artists; John Jackson, Gary Sinise's Makeup Artist; Matthew W. Mungle, Prosthetic Design Makeup

Merlin • NBC • Hallmark Entertainment Aileen Seaton, Makeup Artist; Mark Coulier, Prosthetic Makeup Artist

Oliver Twist [The Wonderful World Of Disney] • ABC • A Laurence Mark production in association with Walt Disney Television, Matthew W. Mungle, Makeup Artist; Ken Jennings, Makeup Supervisor

Snow White: A Tale Of Terror • Showtime • Interscope Communications, Inc. Production in association with Showtime Networks, Inc.m Ann Brodie, Linda Devetta, Makeup Artists

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE (DRAMATIC UNDERSCORE)

Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search For Livingston • ABC • Hallmark Entertainment in association with National Geographic Television Mark Adler, Composer

From The Earth To The Moon • 1968 (Part 4) • HBO • HBO Programming in association with Imagine Entertainment and Clavius Base Michael Kamen, Composer

Glory & Honor • TNT • American Filmworks, Inc. in association with TNT Bruce Broughton, Composer

House Of Frankenstein • Part 2 • NBC • Universal Television  Don Davis, Composer

Merlin • Part I • NBC • Hallmark Entertainment Trevor Jones, Composer

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Hume Cronyn as Juror #9, 12 Angry Men • Showtime • MGM Worldwide Television

Gregory Peck as Father Mapple, Moby Dick • USA • Hallmark Entertainment

George C. Scott as Juror #3, 12 Angry Men • Showtime • MGM Worldwide Television

Martin Short as Frik, Merlin • NBC • Hallmark Entertainment

J.T. Walsh as Ray Percy, Hope • TNT • A Cherry Alley and Camino Palmero Production

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Helena Bonham Carter as Morganm Merlin • NBC • Hallmark Entertainment

Julie Harris as Leonora, Ellen Foster [Hallmark Hall Of Fame Presentation] • CBS • Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Inc.

Judith Ivey as Lucille, What The Deaf Man Heard [Hallmark Hall Of Fame Presentation] • CBS • Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Inc.

Angelina Jolie as Cornelia Wallace, George Wallace • TNT • A Mark Carliner Production

Mare Winningham as Lurleen Wallace, George Wallace • TNT • A Mark Carliner Production

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES

Armistead Maupin's More Tales Of The City • Showtime • Productions La Fete (More Tales) Inc., Alan Poul, Suzanne Girard, Jim Bevan, Armistead Maupin, Executive Producers; Kevin Tierney, Producer

From The Earth To The Moon • HBO • HBO Programming in association with Imagine Entertainment and Clavius Base, Tom Hanks, Executive Producer; Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Michael Bostik, Producers; Tony To, Co-Executive Producer; John Melfi, Graham Yost, Supervising Producers

George Wallace • TNT • A Mark Carliner Production, Mark Carliner, Executive Producer; John Frankenheimer, Julian Krainin, Producers; Ethel Winant, Co-Producer; Mitch Engel, James Sbardellati, Line Producers

Merlin • NBC • Hallmark Entertainment, Robert Halmi, Sr., Executive Producer; Dyson Lovell, Producer; Chris Thompson, Line Producer

Moby Dick • USA • Hallmark Entertainment, Robert Halmi, Sr., Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Fuchs, Executive Producers; Franc Roddam, Kris Noble, Steve McGlothen, Producers

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL

The Day Lincoln Was Shot • TNT • Greenwald Production Michael Graham, Supervising Sound Editor; Kristi Johns, ADR Editor; Anton Holden, Bob Costanza, Rick Crampton, Rob Webber, Adriane Marfiak, Tim Terusa, Rusty Tinsley, Rick Steele, Oliver Barth, Mark Steele, Lou Thomas, Gary Macheel, Sound Editors; Jeff Charbonneau, Music Editor; Tim Chilton, Jill Schachne, Foley Artists

Don King: Only In America • HBO • A Thomas Carter Company production in association with HBO Pictures, J. Paul Huntsman, Supervising Sound Editor; Gloria D'Alessandro, Carin Rodgers, Dialogue Editors; George Nemzer, M.P.S.E., Timothy A. Cleveland, Mark Mangino, M.P.S.E., Paul J. Diller, Sound Effects Editors; Michael E. LawshÈ, Karyn Foster, ADR Editors; Terry Wilson, Music Editor; Dale W. Perry, Joseph T. Sabella, Foley Artists

From The Earth To The Moon • Can We Do This? (Part 1) • HBO • HBO Programming in association with Imagine Entertainment and Clavius Base, Richard Taylor, Sound Supervisor; Barbara Isaak, Dialogue Editor; Tom Nist, Joe Earle, Linda L. Keim, Sound Effects Editors; Chris Brooks, Music Editor

Merlin • Part I • NBC • Hallmark Entertainment Tim Lewiston, Supervising Editor; John Ireland, Effects Editor

Peter Benchley's Creature • Part 1 • ABC • Trilogy Entertainment Group William Angarola, M.P.S.E., Sound Supervisor; Ray Spiess Jr., ADR Editor; Rick Hinson, M.P.S.E., Cindy Rabideau, M.P.S.E., Robert Guastini, Mark J. Cleary, M.P.S.E., Anna MacKenzie, Jason Lezama, Mike Marchain, Raymond E. Spiess III, M.P.S.E., Steve Bissinger, Sound Editors; Aaron Martin, Music Editor

Rough Riders • Part 2 • TNT • An Affinity Entertainment, Esparza/Katz production in association with Larry Levinson Productions, Michael Graham, Supervising Sound Editor; Greg Schorer, Co-Supervising Sound Editor; Kristi Johns, Suzanne Angel, ADR Editors; Bill Bell, Mark Friedgen, Bob Costanza, Rob Webber, Gary Macheel, Rick Steele, Lou Thomas, Adriane Marfiak, Anton Holden, Michael Lyle, David Eichhorn, Mark Steele, Tim Terusa, Rusty Tinsley, Sound Editors; Kim Naves, Music Editor; Tim Chilton, Jill Schachne, Foley Artists

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

From The Earth To The Moon • 1968 (Part 4) • HBO • HBO Programming in association with Imagine Entertainment and Clavius Base, Ernest Farino, Visual Effects Supervisor; Bruce Richmond,Visual Effects Producer; Burt Dalton, James Roberts, Special Effects Supervisors

Merlin • Part I • NBC • Hallmark Entertainment Tim Webber, Visual Effects Supervising Designer; Stefan Lange, Visual Effects Cameraman; Matthew Cope, Visual Effects Shoot Coordinator; Richard Conway, Physical Special Effects Supervisor; Tim Greenwood, George Roper, Murray Butler, Angus Wilson, Pedro Sabrosa, William Bartlett, Avtar Bains, Visual Effects Artists

Moby Dick • Part II • USA • Hallmark Entertainment Brian Pearce, Special Effects Supervisor; Peter Armstrong, Special Effects Engineer; Rob Heggie, Special Effects Technican; Lisa Wang, Special Effects Coordinator; Dale Duguid, Visual Effects Supervisor; James Rogers, Compositioning Editor; Tim Crosbie, Ry Snow, Digital Animators; Kit Amore, Jamie Doolan, Visual Effects Cameramen; Mike Logan, Model Maker/Sculptor; David Tremont, Graham Duesberry, Miniatures & Model/Prop Makers

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Armistead Maupin's More Tales Of The City • Showtime • Productions La Fete (More Tales) Inc., Nicholas Wright, Screenplay

Don King: Only In America • HBO • A Thomas Carter Company production in association with HBO Pictures Kario Salem, Writer

From The Earth To The Moon • Apollo 1 (Part 2) • HBO • HBO Programming in association with Imagine Entertainment and Clavius Base Graham Yost, Writer

Gia • HBO • A Marvin Worth production in association with Citadel Entertainment/Kahn Power Pictures and HBO Pictures  Jay McInerney, Michael Cristofer, Writers

Merlin • NBC • Hallmark Entertainment, David Stevens, Peter Barnes, Teleplay; Edward Khmara, Story

     
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