The Porter earns 2022 Emmy nomination

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A number of homegrown actors and creatives, as well as Canadian-shot series, are up for core categories in the 74th annual Emmy Awards.

CBC and BET+ series The Porter has been nominated for the 74th annual Emmy Awards.

The period drama (pictured), produced by Winnipeg-based Inferno Pictures and Toronto’s Sphere Media (formerly Sienna films), is in the running for Outstanding Choreography For Scripted Programming for Windsor, Ont. choreographer Christian Vincent.

The Winnipeg-shot series is nominated in the same category as HBO’s Euphoria, with Canadian rapper Drake serving as executive producer on the show, and Vancouver-shot series Schmigadoon! and Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas.

The Television Academy revealed its nominations Tuesday (July 12), with a number of homegrown talent and Canadian service productions picking up nods. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards winners will be announced Sept. 3 and 4 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, while the broadcast awards show will air on Sept. 12.

Quebec-born Norm Macdonald, who died last September after undergoing treatment for cancer, received posthumous recognition for his final comedy special Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special. The Netflix title secured the comedian nods for writer on a variety special and director. It’s also named in the Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) category.

Canadian producers Samantha Bee and Allana Harkin picked up a nomination for Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series for TBS’s Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents: Once Upon A Time In Late Night. As well, Montreal-born Antoni Porowski earned a nod along with the other hosts of Netflix’s Queer Eye in the Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program category.

Hamilton-born comedian Martin Short got recognition for Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building in the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series category. Ottawa’s Sandra Oh was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama for BBC America’s Killing Eve, and Vancouver’s Seth Rogen was named in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series for Hulu’s Pam & Tommy.

HBO series Station Eleven, based on the dystopian novel by Canadian writer Emily St. John Mandel and partly filmed in Ontario, landed seven nominations, including Outstanding Directing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie.

Showtime’s Vancouver-shot Yellowjackets is up for six trophies, including Outstanding Drama Series, while Netflix’s B.C.-shot Maid has three nods — for writing, directing and an acting nod for Margaret Qualley. Netflix’s Vancouver-shot Midnight Mass is in the running for a sound editing award.

Rounding out the nominated Vancouver service productions are Apple TV+’s Schmigadoon! with four nods, including Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics, while The Roku Channel’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas also earned Outstanding Television Movie.

Toronto-shot Paramount+ series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds picked up Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour). As well, FX’s Toronto-filmed What We Do in the Shadows received Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series among its five nominations.

See from Apple TV+, which was filmed in Toronto, scored some love for Canadians on its VFX team: Scott Riopelle, Javier Roca, Tristan Zerafa, and Tony Kenny were among those named in the Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Single Episode category.

Two Canadian composers received nominations for their respective work, with Montreal-based Cristobal Tapia de Veer earning a nod for his score on HBO’s The White Lotus, and Mychael Danna for Netflix’s NASA and SpaceX documentary Return to Space. Montreal-born comedian Barry Julien, who is a writer for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS, was nominated with the team for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series.

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