DAILY NEWS Jul 19, 2012 3:38 PM - 1 comment

Bell Media Congratulates Production Partners on Emmy Nominations

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2012-07-19

Bell Media congratulates production partners Epitome Pictures and Take 5 Productions on nominations for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards. MuchMusic’s DeGrassi received its second consecutive nomination for Outstanding Children’s Program while Season 2 of Bravo’s The Borgias received  four nods for Outstanding Costumes For A Series, Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series (including Canadian Tahira Herold), Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) by Canadian Trevor Morris, and Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role (including Canadians Doug Campbell, Bill Halliday, Luke Groves, Kirk Brillon, Steve Ramone Gordon, Jim Maxwell, Irit Hod, Tim Sibley, and Adam Jewett). The 63rd Annual Primt Time Emmy Awards  air live, Monday, September 23, exclusively on CTV.

“Congratulations to our partners at Epitome and Take 5 Productions for this international recognition,” said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. “We are very proud of both of these original productions that continue to receive accolades around the world.”

DeGrassi, which premiered its 12th season earlier this week on MuchMusic, has new episodes airing Monday - Thursday at 10 p.m. ET all summer long. The DeGrassi franchise, which previously won two International Emmy Awards (1986 & 1987), is produced by Toronto’s Epitome Pictures in association with MuchMusic and TeenNick.

Bravo’s hit series The Borgias is produced by Take 5 Productions and Octagon Films in association with Bravo and Showtime Networks. Last year, the series received six nominations and won an Emmy for Outstanding Costumes For A Series.

DeGrassi is produced by Epitome Pictures (The L.A. Comples, Instant Star) in association with MuchMusic/CTV. The series was co-created by Linda Schuyler, co-producer of the original DeGrassi series and Yan Moore. Schuyler and Stephen Stohn serve as Executive Producers. Sarah Glinski executive produces. Distribution company for the series is Echo Bridge Entertainment. For Bell Media, Gosia Kamela and Mike Richardson are Production Executives. Trish Williams is Director, Drama, Independent Production. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Neil Staite is Vice-President and General Manager, Music and Entertainment. Catherine MacLeod is Vice-President, Specialty Channels. Rick Brace is President, Specialty Channels and CTV Production, and Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.


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Elizabeth Horowitz

I am happy that the Borgias got the Emmys that they received, but what about the outstanding acting on the show . Nothing!!!! What a surprise. I am disappointed in that area. Maybe the Golden Globes will do it. The show deserves acting nods - there is fabulous acting on the Borgias.

Posted July 19, 2012 04:21 PM


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