The 64th Primetime Emmy® Award nominations were announced this morning at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood. Jimmy Kimmel, host of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, made the announcement with Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chairman, Bruce Rosenblum.

Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Falling Skies • Live And Learn / The Armory • TNT • DreamWorks Television
Andrew Orloff, Visual Effects Supervisor
Curt Miller, Visual Effects Supervisor
Sean Tompkins, Lead Visual Effects Producer
Barbara Genicoff, Lead Visual Effects Producer
Jake Bergman, Lead Mech Animator
Scott Fritts, Lead Skitter Animator
Renaud Talon, Lead Visual Effects Compositor
Mike Kirylo, CGI Lead
James Hattin, Lead Compositor

Game Of Thrones • Valar Morghulis • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Generator Productions, Television 360, and Grok Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Rainer Gombos, Lead Visual Effects Supervisor
Juri Stanossek, Visual Effects Supervisor
Sven Martin, Animation Lead
Steve Kullback, Lead Visual Effects Producer
Jan Fiedler, Visual Effects Producer
Chris Stenner, Lead Animator
Tobias Mannewitz, Visual Effects Concept Artist
Thilo Ewers, Environment Lead
Adam Chazen, Visual Effects Coordinator

fxguidetv with Pixomondo VFX supe Juri Stannosek about the visual effects of Game of Thrones

Inside The Human Body • Episode 1 • TLC • Jellyfish Pictures
Phil Dobree, Visual Effects Creative Director
Sophie Orde, Visual Effects Producer
Dan Upton, CG Lead
Matt Chandler, CG Lead
Chris Roswwarne, Concept Artist
Grant White, Animation
Jonas Ussing, Animation
Paul Herbert, Lighting
Nick Ward, Compositing

fxguide interview with Phil Dobree on Inside The Human Body

Once Upon A Time • The Stranger • ABC • ABC Studios
Andrew Orloff, Visual Effects Supervisor
Laura Jones, Visual Effects Producer
Phil Jones, Special Effects Coordinator
Jake Bergman, Animation Lead
Nathan Matsuda, Compositing Supervisor
Dale Fay, On Set Supervisor
Dayna Mauer, Compositor
Kevin Struckman, On Set Zeus Supervisor
Sallyanne Massimini, CG Lead

Pan Am • Pilot • ABC • Jack Orman Productions, Out of the Blue Entertainment and Shoe Money Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television
Matt Robken, Visual Effects Producer
Christopher D. Martin, Visual Effects Supervisor
Sam Nicholson, Visual Effects Supervisor
Diego Galtieri, Senior 2D Artist
Daniel Kumiega, Senior 3D Artist
Michael Cook, Lead 3D Artist
William L. Arance, Senior Model Builder
Martin Hilke, Senior 2D Artist
Anthony Ocampo, Senior 3D Artist

fxguide article about the Pan Am pilot episode

The Walking Dead • Beside The Dying Fire • AMC • AMC Studios
Victor Scalise, VFX Supervisor
Jason Sperling, VFX Supervisor
Darrell Pritchett, Special FX Supervisor
Eddie Bonin, VFX Producer
Valeri Pfahning, Lead 2D Artist
Spence Fuller, 2D Artist
Martin Hilke, 2D Artist
Michael Cook, Lead 3D Artist
Jon Rosenthal, 3D Artist

fxguide article on The Walking Dead

Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role

Boardwalk Empire • Georgia Peaches • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Dave Taritero, VFX Supervisor
Robert Stromberg, VFX Designer
Richard Friedlander, VFX Producer
Eran Dinur, VFX Supervisor
David W. Reynolds, Compositing Supervisor
Matthew Conner, Digital Matte Painter
Austin Meyers, Digital Compositor
Jonathan Dorfman, 3D Artist
Steve Kirshoff, Special Effects Supervisor

Bones • The Twist In The Twister • FOX •
Twentieth Century Fox Television
Christian Cardona, Visual Effects Supervisor
Andy Simonson, Visual Effects Producer
Buddy Gheen, Compositor
Beau Janzen, 3D Artist
Ulysses Argetta, Compositor
Heather Fetter, Compositor

The Borgias • The Choice • Showtime • Showtime Presents, In association with Take 5 Productions and Octagon Films
Doug Campbell, Visual Effects Supervisor
Bill Halliday, Visual Effects Producer
Luke Groves, Visual Effects Technical Producer
Kirk Brillon, Compositing Supervisor
Steve Ramone Gordon, Compositing Lead
Jim Maxwell, Matte Painter Supervisor
Irit Hod, CG Lighting Lead
Tim Sibley, FX Supervisor
Adam Jewett, Visual Effects Production Manager

Breaking Bad • Face Off • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
William Powloski, Visual Effects
Greg Nicotero, Special Makeup Effects Designer
Bruce Branit, CGI Supervisor
Werner Hahnlein, Special Effects Coordinator

fxguide article - Breaking Bad

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in
association with HBO Films

Chris Morley, Visual Effects Supervisor
Kip Larsen, Visual Effects Producer
Nathan Abbot, Compositing Supervisor
Chris Paizis, Matchmove Supervisor

fxguide article on Hemmingway & Gellhorn

Touch • Pilot • FOX • Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Tony Pirzadeh, VFX Producer
Mark Spatny, VFX Supervisor
Nicole Zabala, VFX Coordinator
Christopher D. Martin, Lead Digital Compositor
Kristin Johnson, Lead Matte-Painter
Whitman Lindstrom, Matte Painter
Diego Galtieri, Digital Compositor
Meliza Fermin, Digital Compositor
Anthony Ocampo, 3D Artist

Outstanding Commercial

The Bark Side • Volkswagen
Deutsch LA, Ad Agency
Caviar Films, Production Company

Best Job • Procter & Gamble Corporate Brand
Wieden + Kennedy, Ad Agency
Anonymous Content, Production Company

Color Changes Everything • Target: Spring Apparel, Home + Beauty Products
Wieden + Kennedy New York, Ad Agency
Smuggler, Production Company

The Dog Strikes Back • Volkswagen
Deutsch LA, Ad Agency
Park Pictures, Production Company

It's Halftime In America • Chrysler Brand
Wieden + Kennedy, Ad Agency
Chelsea, Production Company

A complete list of nominees can be found at

One interesting bit of trivia on the business side, in the Outstanding Drama Series category no network television program was nominated. Nominations went to Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Breaking Bad (AMC), Downton Abbey (PBS), Game Of Thrones (HBO), Homeland (Showtime) and Mad Men (AMC).

The 64th Primetime Emmy® Awards will be broadcast live on ABC, Sunday, September 23, 2012. Don Mischer will serve as executive producer for a record 12th time. The 64th Primetime Emmy® Awards will be held at NOKIA Theatre LA LIVE in downtown Los Angeles.

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