CTV and Bravo! congratulate Toronto’s Take 5 Productions on its six 2011 Primetime Emmy Award nominations for the international co-production The Borgias. Canadians picked up four of the six nominations. The breakout original series, produced by Take 5 Productions and Ireland’s Octagon Films in association with Bravo!, CTV, and Showtime Networks in the U.S. is nominated in the following categories:
- Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series
- Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series
- Outstanding Costumes For A Series
- Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
- Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
- Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series
Canadians Francois Seguin was nominated in the Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series category, Paul Sarossy for Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series and Trevor Morris for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music. A team of Canadians were nominated in the Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series category led by Toronto-based supplier SPIN VFX.
“We congratulate our partners at Take 5 Productions for their phenomenal work on The Borgias and receiving this tremendous honour,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “We’re thrilled to have such an outstanding and successful series within the Bravo! and CTV roster and applaud its producers and creative team on this resounding recognition.”
John Weber and Sheila Hockin, Executive Producers, Take 5 Productions said:
“It’s a great achievement to have six Emmy nominations for Season One. Enormous credit goes to Neil Jordan for creating such a compelling series and to the entire production team. We’re particularly thrilled about the amazing showing of our fellow Canadians: first-time Emmy nominees Paul Sarossy (DOP) and Francois Seguin (Production Design), long-time colleague Emmy award- winning composer Trevor Morris, and the entire VFX team.
As an official Irish/Hungarian/Canadian co-production, our congratulations go also to our co-producers and colleagues at Octagon Films, particularly producer James Flynn and our Hungarian Co-Producer Mid-Atlantic Films.”
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