‘Deadliest Catch’ has been nominated multiple times already for Emmy awards thanks to the hardworking camera crews who spend about as much time on the unforgiving Bering sea during crab season, as do the fishing crews who make a living from hauling King crab and Opilio. This year is no different as far as the nominations go as they’ve once again been nominated multiple times. What may be new and quite a bit exciting for them as well as ‘Deadliest Catch’ fans, is that some industry insiders consider ‘Deadliest Catch’ to be somewhat of a favorite! So as the time draws near for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Deadliest Reports wants to wish all of the hardworking film crews good luck!! MediaLife recently posted an article about Doug and Todd Stanley, who’ve been with the show since the beginning….
“Deadliest Catch” could bring Emmy home this year for Stanley brothers
Could this be the year for “Deadliest Catch” at the Emmy Awards?
If it is, it would mean brothers Doug and Todd Stanley would be sharing in the glory.
The Placer County-raised brothers are onboard as part of the cinematography team vying for the coveted statuette.
Doug, who recently moved from Ophir to Roseville, said that after five nominations over three years, he’s ready to hoist the hardware.
Todd, who lives in Lotus and is currently creating an El Dorado County based series for TV, is equally as stoked, noting that the Hollywood Reporter is predicting “Deadliest Catch” is a favorite.
“Everything says that this is the year we’re going to win,” Todd Stanley said. “We’d really like to win because of the awareness it brings to your work.”
“All I want is to take the girl home at the end of the night,” his brother said. “It would be cool if it happened.”
Unlike past years, where Doug or Todd’s names were on the nominee list, “Deadliest Catch” went for a team approach this year. No specific names are nominated but as members of the cinematography team they’ll be at the awards presentation, dressed in tuxes and ready to share in the winning.
Going into its fifth season on the Discovery Channel, the wildly successful “Catch” is up against four other programs in the Emmy non-fiction cinematography category. “The “No Mercy” episode of “Deadliest Catch” is up for the award. The other nominees are episodes of HBO’s “Autism: The Musical,” History Channel’s “Ice Road Truckers,” Animal Planet’s “Meerkat Manor,” and Showtime’s “This American Life.”
The Stanleys, key members of the “Deadliest Catch” cinematography and production team, will be joined in the nominee’s circle for “No Mercy” by a third family member, Doug’s wife, Rhea. She’s responsible for the time-lapse and onshore photography.
As they have the previous two years, when nominations and awards were announced, the Stanleys are already casting their gaze northward for another season of the show. Filming in Alaska starts next month.
In the meantime, they’ll be basking in the Emmy glow and hoping for a win this year.
The Creative Arts Emmy awards presentations will take place Sept. 20. The show will be telecast at 8 p.m. on E! The Emmy Awards on ABC will follow at 8 p.m. Sept. 21.