July 07, 2006

An Emmy for Spielberg?

Into the West, Grey's Anatomy, 24 lead EmmysFast-paced thriller 24, starring Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland, won 12 nominations at the 58th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, in a race that relied mainly on tried-and-true prime time programming.

However, the leading nominee, with 16 nods, is the miniseries Into the West, an epic about the opening of the American West, produced by Steven Spielberg for the Turner Network. Shot partly in Alberta, it has earned acclaim for artistic direction and cinematography.
Comment:  Best art direction or cinematography? Maybe. Best miniseries? No way.

See Into the Archetypal West for my thoughts on this problematical series.

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