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09/23/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/23/2019 10:51

'Chernobyl' Collects 3 Primetime Emmys for Sky Originals

Chernobyl's 10 Emmy awards includes three from the Sept. 22 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special, Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special.

Last weekend also saw Chernobyl pick up seven awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards including: Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special, Original Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score), Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role, Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie.

The series had been nominated for 19 total Emmys.

Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content, Sky: 'We are thrilled to see Chernobyl get the recognition it deserves with 10 Emmy wins. The level of detail and passion that went into making this show from everyone involved makes it no surprise that this has been Sky's most popular original drama ever. With the recent launch of Sky Studios and our increased investment in original content, we will continue telling these unique stories and bringing award winning shows to our viewers.'

Jane Featherstone, Executive Producer of Chernobyl, Sister Pictures: 'Chernobyl is such an important story, which Craig wrote with so much humanity and passion, that it was vital we told it with the utmost sensibility and respect and gave voice to those who were there. It's always been about honoring those brave men and women who sacrificed so much and it's essential to remember they are still suffering the consequences to this day. I'm thrilled for and immensely proud of the whole production team, under the direction of Johan, whose extraordinary dedication to telling those stories on screen with such authenticity has been recognized by the Academy.'