Degrassi nominated for Primetime Emmy

The teen drama is nominated in the Outstanding Children's Program category, while Canadians working on Fargo and Vikings also earn nods.
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Canadian teen drama Degrassi continues its long legacy of industry accolades with a Primetime Emmy nomination to add to its collection.

The series has been nominated in the Outstanding Children’s Program category alongside production execs Linda Schuyler, Stephen Stohn, Sarah Glinski, Matt Huether, Stephanie Williams, Stefan Brogren, and David Lowe. The series has been won two International Emmys in the past, as well as nominations for Creative Arts Emmys.

Degrassi producer Epitome was recently acquired by Halifax-based DHX Media, a deal that included 469 half-hours of the Degrassi franchise.

On the unscripted side, Toronto-based Cream Productions‘ Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan received an Emmy nomination in the unstructured reality program category. The series airs on OLN, BBC America and BBC Worldwide.

Canadians working on U.S. and international series shot or posted in Canada also earned a number of nominations.

Calgary’s Gail Kennedy and Joanne Preece were among those nominated in the Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or Movie category for their work on the Alberta-shot FX series Fargo. Also nominated for work on Fargo is Albertan Frank Laratta, for Outstanding Sound Editing in a short-run production and Bridget Durnford, nominated for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing.

Laratta was again nominated for his work on Discovery’s Klondike, a Canadian coproduction for Discovery from Discovery U.S., Entertainment One and Nomadic Pictures in association with Scott Free.

And Toronto’s Mr. X (recently acquired by Technicolor) was recognized by the Emmys as well, with a nomination for Canadian coproduction Vikings. Those nominated for their work on the series includes Dominic Remane, Dennis Berardi, Michael Borrett, Bill Halliday, Ovidiu Cinazan and Jiim Maxwell.

Conspicuously absent from the nominations list was a nod for Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work on the series first season earlier this year. The Twitter-sphere erupted in protest following the perceived snub, with reaction continuing throughout the day.

The 66th Primetime Emmy nominations were announced Thursday, June 10.

This article was updated July 18, 2014