Dolby Shows Tapped for Emmys

Dolby Laboratories is celebrating multiple Emmy Awards nominations for eight television programs that are produced in Dolby Digital 5.1.

On July 18, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced its nominations for the 2003 Emmy® Awards to be broadcast in September. The nominees include eight primetime programs selected for excellence in sound, all of them mixed and broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Eight DD 5.1 programs were nominated last year, too.

"Dolby surround sound is part of quality broadcast programming," said Tom Daily, Dolby Labs' marketing director for professional audio. "When producers want to give their viewers the best possible viewing experience, they present their program in Dolby Digital 5.1."

Nominees in the sound category include the following, all of which have broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1:

Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series:
The Sopranos, " Whoever Did This" • HBO • Chase Films/Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Original Programming—Kevin Burns, Rerecording Mixer; Todd Orr, Rerecording Mixer; Matthew Price, C.A.S., Production Sound Mixer.

Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie:
Live From Baghdad • HBO • An Industry Entertainment in association with HBO Films—Rick Ash, Rerecording Mixer; Adam Jenkins, Rerecording Mixer; Drew Webster, Rerecording Mixer; Jim Tanenbaum, C.A.S., Production Sound Mixer.
Meredith Willson’s The Music Man • ABC • Storyline Entertainment in association with Touchstone Television—Kevin Burns, Rerecording Mixer; Todd Orr, Rerecording Mixer; Robert Scherer, Production Sound Mixer.

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special:
75th Annual Academy Awards • ABC • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—Ed Greene, Sound Mixer; Tom Vicari, Sound Mixer; Bob Douglass, Rerecording Mixer; Patrick Baltzell, Sound Mixer.
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards • CBS • Cossette Productions, Inc.—Ed Greene, Production Sound Mixer; Randy Ezratty, Production Sound Mixer; John Harris, Sound Mixer; Jay Vicari, Sound Mixer; Richard Maitland, Rerecording Mixer; Mikael Stewart, Sound Mixer; Ron Reeves, Sound Mixer.

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series:
Alias, "Phase One" • ABC • Touchstone Television—Thomas E. deGorter, M.P.S.E., Supervising Sound Editor; Chris Reeves, M.P. S.E., Sound Editor; Mark Allen, Sound Editor; Jay Keiser, Sound Editor; Stephen Davis, Music Editor; Joseph Sabella, Foley Artist; Zane Bruce, Foley Artist.

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Special:
Live From Baghdad • HBO • An Industry Entertainment in association with HBO Films—Glenn T. Morgan, M.P.S.E., Supervising Sound Editor; Ben Wilkins, Sound Editor; Jon Title, Sound Editor; Greg Hedgepath, Sound Editor; Lisle Engle, Sound Editor; Jon Mete, Sound Editor; Daniel Irwin, Sound Editor; Larry Kemp, Sound Editor; Michelle Pazar, Sound Editor; Scott Sanders, Sound Editor; Fred Stahley, Sound Editor; Kelly Oxford, Sound Editor; James Bladon, Music Editor; Diane Marshall, Foley Artist; Michael Bloomburg, Foley Artist.

Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera):
James Cameron’s Expedition: Bismarck • Discovery Channel • Earthship Productions in association with Great Wight Productions—David Kitchens, Sound Supervisor; Ben Zarai, Supervising Sound Editor; Bino Espinoza, Sound Editor; Eric Lalicata, Sound Editor; Chris McDonough, Sound Editor; Alex D’Lerma, Sound Editor; Dino Herrmann, Music Editor.

Dolby Laboratories will host a congratulatory party for all the nominated sound professionals at its Los Angeles facility this fall. The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast internationally from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles this September. Click here for a listing of programs broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1.