Next weekend the primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out, but tonight the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences handed out the Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles. Many Trek alumni walked away as winners, including a team of Trek vets led by Gary Hutzel who took home statuettes for their work on Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica.
Battlestar brings home the gold
Former Star Trek TNG era visual artist and current Battlestar Galactica visual effects supervisor Gary Hutzel took home the award for Outstanding Visual Effects, along with eight members of his team, six of which are also Trek vets (Doug Drexler, David Takemura, Kyle Toucher, Sean Jackson, Pierre Drolet, and Derek Ledbetter). Drexler and Hutzel won the same award last year and have been nominated many times before (including for their work on Star Trek). The episode that won them the Emmy was the fourth season opener “He That Believeth In Me.” Here is the recap that shows some of the vfx.
In addition to the vfx award, Battlestar Galactica also took home the Emmy for short-format live-action entertainment program for fourth online featurette for Battlestar Galactica: Razor. Executive producer Ronald Moore, himself a Trek vet, was among those who picked up this award.
And the list goes on…
Several Trek vets walked away with Emmys for their work on the HBO mini-series John Adams. Robert Stromberg, a matte artist on TNG, Voyager, and Star Trek: First Contact, won for designing the show’s visual effects, while the others (Motion Picture and Voyage Home sound editor Stephen Hunter Flick, Wrath of Khan sound editor Curt Schulkey, Voyage Home and Final Frontier foley editor Solange S. Schwalbe, Enterprise foley artist Hilda Hodges, and Trek movie foley artist David Fein) all won in the outstanding mini-series sound editing category.
But wait, there’s more! DS9 and Enterprise hair stylist Gloria Pasqua Casny won an Emmy for her work on Mad Men; Star Trek Generations stunt performer Merritt Yohnka won as stunt coordinator on Chuck; and Star Trek Nemesis sound fx editor won for Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends. Perhaps the most amusing Trek-related win of the evening was Voyager guest star Sarah Silverman (Rain Robinson in “Future’s End”) nabbing an Emmy for writing and composing the song “I’m F***ing Matt Damon” for Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The prime time Emmy Awards airs next Sunday on ABC, and many Trek vets are up for awards including Bryan Fuller and William Shatner (see previous TrekMovie article). A full list of Creative Arts Emmys is available at emmys.tv.