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This year there are some spectacular new shows and some who continue with dazzling new sets added into the already established brilliance of the season before...all challenging and impressive! Kudos to the Set Decorators, Production Designers, Art Directors and their teams for the depth of visual storytelling their sets give forth, and special congratulations to the SDSA members whose work is being recognized by these Emmy® nominations.

2021 Emmy Awards

September 11th, 2021 by Karen Burg


Congratulations to all the nominees for the 73rd Emmy® Awards!
Special congrats to the SDSA members nominated!

73rd EMMY AWARDS
2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards  
 
Congratulations to SDSA members Jason Howard, Edward McLoughlin and Kathy Orlando for their Emmy Awards!
And congrats to all of the 2021 Emmy nominees, especially the SDSA members and their teams for this distinctive acknowledgement of their exceptionally fine work!
 
The 2021 Creative Arts Emmys were presented in person on September 11th, and will be subsequently televised September 18th, 8:00pm on FXX, to be followed on September 19th with the 73rd Emmy Awards telecast on CBS.
 
SETDECOR offers a glimpse of each of the SDSA members’ nominated shows.
The Emmy recipients are noted with ***
For a full list of nominees, see link below. 
 
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE CONTEMPORARY PROGRAM (ONE HOUR OR MORE) 

MARE OF EASTTOWN*** 
HBO
Keith P. Cunningham, Production Designer
James F. Truesdale, Art Director
Edward McLoughlin SDSA, Set Decorator***
Sarah E. McMillan, Set Decorator

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MARE OF EASTTOWN. The distinctive reality of Easttown, PA. Clockwise from left: Kate Winslet as Detective Mare (Marian) Sheehan, Jean Smart as her mother Helen, Neal Huff as Father Dan Hastings; David Denham as her ex-husband Frank, Angourie Rice as her daughter Siobhan, Kate as Mare. Inset: Kate Winslet, Angourie Rice. All images courtesy of HBO

THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT
“After Dark”
HBO Max
Sara K. White, Production Designer
Christine Foley, Art Director
Jessica Petruccelli SDSA, Set Decorator

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THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT: Luxurious, contemporary panache. Hitchcockian mix of style and wit! Kaley Cuoco as Cassie Bowden, photos by Phil Caruso, courtesy of HBO Max. Clockwise: Makara Prince Hotel Suite, Bangkok; Annie’s loft, NYC, Sokolov estate; photos by Spencer Lasky, courtesy of HBO Max.Click on FILM & TELEVISION above for the SETDECOR article: THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT

THE UNDOING
HBO
Lester Cohen, Production Designer
Doug Huszti, Art Director
Keri Lederman SDSA, Set Decorator

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THE UNDOING: Psychological thriller set in upper echelon NY = high style mystery! Clockwise from left: Hugh Grant as oncologist Dr. Jonathan Fraser, Nicole Kidman as psychologist Dr. Grace Fraser, photo by Warrick Page ©2019 HBO. Fraser family den, Hugh Grant, photo by David Giesbrecht ©2019 HBO. Grace’s father’s home, Nicole Kidman, photos by David Giesbrecht ©2019 HBO. Fraser townhouse master bedroom, Nicole Kidman as Grace, Noah Jupe as her son Henry, photo by Warrick Page ©2019 HBO. Click on FILM & TELEVISION above for the SETDECOR article: THE UNDOING

YELLOWSTONE
“Going Back To Cali”
Paramount Network
Cary White, Production Designer
Yvonne Boudreaux, Art Director
Carla Curry SDSA, Set Decorator

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YELLOWSTONE: The modern Western is here! Spectacular sets established the series, and the team is still creating that unique, highly defined YELLOWSTONE style, and going beyond!. Bottom & inset: Kevin Costner as John Dutton, Josh Holloway as Roarke Morris, Luke Grimes as Kayce Dutton, photos by Cam McCleod. All photos courtesy of Paramount Network © 2019/2020. Click on FILM & TELEVSION above and then keep scrolling down for the SETDECOR article: YELLOWSTONE, complete with video interview with Carla!


OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PERIOD OR FANTASY PROGRAM (ONE HOUR OR MORE)  

BRIDGERTON 
“After The Rain”
Netflix
Will Hughes-Jones, Production Designer
Dominic Devine, Art Director
Gina Cromwell SDSA, Set Decorator

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BRIDGERTON: The settings, stories and visuals are lavish, luxurious, steamy and sexy, with some intrigue, social consciousness and gossip set in grand locations and soundstage builds of equally grand proportions. Inset: Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne, Lady Hastings née Bridgerton and Rege-Jean Page as Simon, Duke of Hastings. Photos by Liam Daniel ©2020 Netflix. Click on FILM & TELEVISION above for the SETDECOR article: BRIDGERTON

PERRY MASON 
“Chapter 3”
HBO
John Goldsmith, Production Designer
Chris Farmer, Art Director
Halina Siwolop SDSA, Set Decorator

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PERRY MASON. A new perspective of the enigmatic criminal defense attorney and his colleagues, the origins, exploring the well-known characters’ backstories, flipping them upside down to see the underbelly of Los Angeles. Matthew Rhys, photos by Merrick Morton ©2020 HBO & courtesy of HBO.


OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PROGRAM (HALF-HOUR) 

WANDAVISION***
Disney+
Mark Worthington, Production Designer
Sharon Davis, Art Director
Kathy Orlando SDSA, Set Decorator***

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WANDAVISION: The sets are essential to the awe and mystery of this breakout miniseries! It begins as a paean to classic television, with odd and mysterious twists all around, before exploding into the full-bore excitement of the MCU, all sets meticulously sourced. Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda & Paul Bettany as Vision. Images courtesy of Marvel Studios ©Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved. Click on FILM & TELEVISION above for the SETDECOR article: WANDAVISION

HACKS
“Primm”
HBO Max
Jon Carlos, Production Designer
James Bolenbaugh, Art Director
Ellen Reede Dorros SDSA, Set Decorator

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HACKS: From legendary stage comedian Deborah Vance’s lavish signature home to her Las Vegas dressing room, style is essence! Top: Hannah Einbinder as Ava Daniels, a GenZ brilliant, but brash & struggling comedy writer and Jean Smart as Deborah, the longtime hugely successful performer whose act needs updating. Bottom, left to right: Christopher McDonald as Marty Ghilain, CEO of the Palmetto Casino, Jean Smart; Jean Smart on the casino stage; Dressing Room-Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, with Carl Clemons-Hopkins as Marcus, Deborah’s COO. All images courtesy of Warner Media.

UNITED STATES OF AL 
“Pilot” 
CBS
John Shaffner, Production Designer
Daren Janes, Art Director 
Susan Eschelbach SDSA, Set Decorator

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THE UNITED STATES OF AL: With a premise that has become all-too relevant at this time, the show’s intent is to offer a humorous way to understand the aftereffects that reach across the world from an untenable war. Top from right, Parker Young as Riley, US Marine combat veteran recently returned home to Ohio, Adhir Kalyan as Awalmir [Al], his former interpreter, Kelli Goss as Vanessa, Riley’s estranged wife. Photos above & below left by Robert Voets ©2020 CBS. Below, center: Dean Norris, Garrah Mackenzie, Elizabeth Alderfer, Parker Young, Adhir Kalyan. Photo by Erik Voake ©2021 CBS. Below right: Photo by Michael Yarish ©2021 CBS.


OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A VARIETY, REALITY OR COMPETITION SERIES 

THE MASKED SINGER 
“The Season Premiere – The Masks Return”
FOX
James Pearse Connelly SDSA Associate, Production Designer
Ryan Suchor, Art Director
Lisa Nelson – Set Decorator

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THE MASKED SINGER – Setting the stage for musical intrigue! James P. Connelly SDSA Associate and his teams are everywhere in reality TV programming, often setting the look with debuts, as in the KELLY CLARKSON SHOW, but also keeping long-running series fresh, as with THE VOICE season after season. So, no surprise that the launching of Season 4 of THE MASKED SINGER brought another nomination! Photos by Monica Orozco, courtesy Red Studios.


OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
THE OSCARS***
ABC 
David Rockwell, Production Designer
Joe Celli, Art Director
Alana Billingsley, Art Director
Jason Howard SDSA, Set Decorator***

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THE 93rd OSCARS: It’s no wonder the 2021 LIVE Academy Awards is nominated! Reconfiguring the classic Los Angeles Union Station into a night of socially distanced cinematic magic, the team not only created amazing spaces, but also combined crowd flow & safe movement with stunning aesthetics. Top: David Rockwell design + a glimpse of attendees enjoying the fabulous iteration. Bottom: Set Decorator Jan Pascale SDSA accepting the Academy Award for Outstanding Production Design presented to her and Production Designer Donald Graham Burt for MANK! The station concourse as Oscars lobby and individual screening/waiting areas.


  
 
*Full list of nominees appears in THE BUZZ (Click here)
 









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