Starz recently sent out the list of Outlander episodes and people that they would like to have considered for Emmy nominations. It takes a minute to understand this process – none of these are currently actual nominations – these are what Starz believes are worthy of nominations, and that they would like those who can vote to consider. Next Monday, June 15, is the start of the period in which those who are eligible to vote for nominees – which, sadly, is not you and me, but members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) – may begin to do so. Nomination voting ends June 26. Actual nominees will be announced on July 16, are voted on from August 17-28, and the Emmy broadcast will be on FOX on Sunday, Sept. 20.
So on Monday, June 15, from 10-11 AM Pacific Time, we’d like to encourage the entire Outlander community to tweet using the hashtag, #EmmysForOutlander, the day that official nominations begins, to spread the word. Starz says, “We are proud of each of category and do not recommend focusing efforts on any specific one. Our main goal is to create conversation and buzz on social media, and with all of your support we are confident that we will do just that. With that in mind, there’s no need to engage directly with ATAS. With our incredible fan base, we’re confident that spreading the word among your communities will make an impact! As always, thank you for your continued support of Outlander!”
The STARZ Team
I know you don’t really need any encouragement, but on Monday, I’ll open a contest to win some terrific prizes that Starz sent out as a thank you (they sent these prize packs to many of the Facebook and regional groups as well, so you may see more contests to win similar prizes!). Check threeifbyspace on Sunday night to find out what you could win, and how you can win them! Don’t worry, we’ll have opportunities for non-Twitter fans as well.
Here’s the list of people and episodes that Starz has submitted to the ATAS to consider for nominations. Tell me in the comments below what you think!
OUTLANDER 2015 Emmy Categories
* Outstanding Drama Series
* Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program (One Hour or More) – Jon Gary Steele, Gina Cromwell, Dave Arrowsmith (petitioning to add Nicki McCallum) – Episode 103 – “The Way Out”
* Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series – Suzanne M. Smith
* Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series
– Neville Kidd – Episode 103 – “The Way Out”
– David Higgs – Episode 101 – “Sassenach”
– Denis Crossan – Episode 106 – “The Garrison Commander”
* Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Movie – Terry Dresbach, Elle Wilson, Nadine Powell, Anna Lau – Episode 107 – “The Wedding”
* Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
– John Dahl – Episode 101 – “Sassenach”
– Brian Kelly – Episode 106 – “The Garrison Commander”
– Anna Foerster – Episode 116 – “To Ransom a Man’s Soul”
– Richard Clark – Episode 109 – “The Reckoning”
– Mike Barker – Episode 111 – “The Devil’s Mark”
– Metin Huseyin – Episode 114 – “The Search”
* Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series
– Michael O’Halloran – Episode 116 – “To Ransom a Man’s Soul”
* Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series – Ann McEwan, Julie Kendrick – Episode 107 – “The Wedding”
* Outstanding Main Title Design – Michael O’Halloran, Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis
* Outstanding Music Composition for a Series – Bear McCreary – Episode 101 – “Sassenach”
* Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Sam Heughan
* Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Caitriona Balfe
* Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavish
* Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Lotte Verbeek
* Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series – Vince Balunas, Jeff Brunello, Daniel Colman, Sam Lewis, Miriam Cole, Matt Manselle, Michael Baber, Rick Partlow, Brian Straub – Episode 111 – “The Devil’s Mark”
* Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) – Brian Milliken, Nello Torri, Alan Decker – Episode 116 – “To Ransom a Man’s Soul”
* Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role – Jonathan Privett, Hayden Jones, Scott Taylor, Mark Pascoe, Simone Coco, Max Dennison, Louise Hussey – Episode 102 – “Castle Leoch”
* Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie – Steve Dent
* Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
– Ira Steven Behr – Episode 106 – “The Garrison Commander”
– Anne Kenney – Episode 107 – “The Wedding”
– Matthew B. Roberts – Episode 109 – “The Reckoning”
– Toni Graphia – Episode 111 – “The Devil’s Mark”
– Ronald D. Moore & Ira Steven Behr – Episode 116 – “To Ransom a Man’s Soul”
What should you tweet?
Outlander Ambassadors has some great info on how to most effectively participate in this campaign. See this article for some helpful tips.
Tweets should include the #EmmysforOutlander hashtag – no other hashtags. Starz says it’s not necessary to support individual categories in your tweet, but you may want to include an image with the hashtag and the category you want to promote. So – like this:
I support #EmmysforOutlander! Outlander’s the best show on TV!
In the Sunday post, I’ll include a gallery of ready-made photos that you’ll be able to save to your own computer and use, or feel free to make your own. Here’s an example:
So watch Sunday night for the contest post! And be ready on Monday to support #EmmysforOutlander.
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