2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards

JJ Snyder - DSC_0004JJ Snyder - DSC_0008DSC_0015JJ Snyder - DSC_0018James Lipton - DSC_0023Cast of Degrassi DSC_0030
DSC_0035DSC_0039DSC_0040DSC_0044DSC_0048Shawn Finch - DSC_0054
Shawn Finch - DSC_0060Shawn Finch - DSC_0061DSC_0067DSC_0070DSC_0089Rob Riggle - DSC_0090
Rob Riggle - DSC_0091Rob Riggle - DSC_0092Rob Riggle - DSC_0095Neil Patrick Harris - DSC_0099Neil Patrick Harris - DSC_0100Neil Patrick Harris - DSC_0101

Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, JJ Snyder, were invited to come out and cover the 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys held on Saturday, September 15th at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. The event will air on Saturday, September 22nd at 8:00pm ET/PT on REELZCHANNEL. Spike Jones, Jr. was back Producer of the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

This year, HBO received the most wins with 17 Creative Emmy Awards with CBS getting 13 and PBS 11. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received six Creative Emmys and followed by “Saturday Night Live,” PBS Masterpiece miniseries “Great Expectations,” and Discovery Channel’s “Frozen Planet” each won four Creative Arts Emmys.

Click here to read our Red Carpet Report with a full list of winners.

The Primetime Creative Emmy® Awards are a part of The 64th Primetime Emmy® Awards presented in recognition of technical and other similar achievements in television programming. They are commonly awarded to behind-the-scenes personnel such as art directors, costume designers, cinematographers, casting directors, and sound editors. The Creative Arts category also includes awards for outstanding animated programs and guest acting.

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv

Special thanks to PMK•BNC for inviting us.

“The Walking Dead” Walks Away with 6 Saturn Award Nominations

Why did we pick this as the lead into the post? Well, for one, we’re big sci-fi geeks here at Mingle Media TV and two we loved AMC’s “The Walking Dead” series! Congratulations to Frank Darabont for receiving 6 nominations! We got to speak with Michael Rooker, who was one of the characters (living) that you loved to hate this week at the Italia Film Festival at Grauman’s Theatre. Here’s a little about what he had to say:

So if you’re not familiar with The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films – well, you’re in for a treat as this is their 37th Annual Saturn Awards nomination announcement and leading the charge is Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending sci-fi thriller “Inception” with 9 nominations. It will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow at the Oscar’s as Inception is also nominated for Best Picture.

More nominee’s are: Overture/Relativity Media’s “Let Me In” and Disney’s “Tron: Legacy” downloaded 7 nominations apiece, Clint Eastwood’s thought-provoking “Hereafter” received 6, while “Alice in Wonderland,” “Black Swan,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” “Never Let Me Go” and “Shutter Island” earned 5 nominations each .

Warner Bros. Pictures leads the pack with 23 nominations from 6 films, including “Clash of the Titans,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” “Hereafter,” “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” “Splice,” and “Inception.”


Also with strong showings were Paramount (lead by “Shutter Island,” and “Iron Man 2″) and Walt Disney Studios (lead by “Tron: Legacy,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Toy Story 3″) with 16 and 14 nominations, respectively.
Fox Searchlight and Universal earned 10 nominations apiece, followed by Overture/Relativity Media (7),  20th Century Fox (6), Summit Entertainment (5), DreamWorks Animation and Marvel Films (each with 4), while Lionsgate, Magnolia Pictures and Sony Pictures scored 3 nominations each.
Of Special note, is Kino Lorber’s release of Fritz Lang’s ground-breaking 84-year-old classic, The Complete Metropolis” which was nominated for Best International Film and Best Music.
TV Categories
In the television categories, Frank Darabont’s zombie-drama “The Walking Dead” (AMC) came to life with 6 nominations.   “Breaking Bad” (AMC), “Lost” (ABC) and “Fringe” (Fox) tied with 5 nominations.  “Leverage” (TNT), “True Blood” (HBO) earned 4 apiece, followed by “Dexter” (Showtime) and “V” (ABC) with 3 and  “The Closer” (TNT), “Smallville” (CW), and Spartacus: Blood and Sand” (Starz) with 2.

About the Academy

The Academy was founded in 1972 by noted film historian Dr. Donald A. Reed to honor and recognize genre entertainment.  Over the years, the Academy has expanded their reach to include other film genres.  The organization also recognizes excellence in television and home entertainment.  Robert Holguin presently serves as President of the 39 year old organization.

The 37th Annual Saturn Awards will take place this June in Burbank, California.