On Sunday (Sept. 15) the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the Creative Arts Emmys, which are largely dedicated to technical disciplines and the behind-the-scenes trades that are essential to television production.
CalArts alumnus Robert Barnhart (Theater BFA 87) won the Emmy for Outstanding Lighting Design | Lighting Direction For A Variety Special – 2013—as part of a team that created the design for the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Starring Beyoncé (CBS and the NFL Network). Earning the award alongside lighting director Barnhart were lighting designer Al Gordon and fellow directors Dave Grill and Michael Owen.
Out of the six nominated programs in the category, Barnhart was nominated for two other shows—Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino (Great Performances) for PBS and The Oscars telecast on ABC.
For the first time, the new FXX channel airs the the 2013 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at 9 pm ET/PT on Saturday (Sept. 21), the evening before the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards are broadcast live at 5 pm PT and 8 pm ET from Los Angeles.
***Editor’s update: Oct. 3, 2013: 24700 just learned that CalArts can boast of another winner at the 2013 Creative Arts Emmys, also for lighting design.
Daniel K. Boland (Theater BFA 95) was part of a lighting team for the NBC series The Voice, which won the Emmy for Outstanding Lighting Design | Lighting Direction for a Variety Series. Boland served on the show as Lighting Director and with Oscar Dominguez as Lighting Designer, Samuel Barker as Lighting Director and Craig Housenick as Media Server Operator.
Here’s a clip from The Voice: