September 12, 2017

Technicolor Wins Third Straight Emmy® for Sound

Technicolor powers premium content as its creative sound team takes home television’s top award for their work on one of Netflix’s most popular series, Stranger Things.
  • Technicolor heads into another award season with an Emmy® win, this year for “Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series.”

Technicolor artists and teams had a strong showing at this year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, working on many of the nominated shows and kicking off the 2017 awards season with an Emmy win – the third one in a row for outstanding achievement in sound.

The Technicolor Sound team won their Emmy for the fan-favorite Netflix original series Stranger Things, taking home the award for “Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series” (Chapter Eight: The Upside Down). As the series heads into its second season, Supervising Sound Editor Brad North discussed the unique sounds of season one’s winning episode. “Nearly all of ‘The Upside Down’ was Sound Editor Craig Henighan’s work,” said North. “He gave us these ridiculously cool tracks that were creative, organic, and design-y all at the same time. It was wet and weird, and organic and dark.”

In addition to North and Henighan, congratulations go to the entire team, including Sound Editors Jordan Wilby, Jonathan Golodner, and Tiffany S. Griffith. This makes three years running that Technicolor Sound teams have won the Emmy. Last year’s win came for “Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Series or Movie,” on the critically-acclaimed Ryan Murphy production, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. The year prior, Technicolor Sound earned an Emmy for their work on Houdini, winning the award for “Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special.”

Among other series Technicolor has worked on, Veep won this year’s Emmy for “Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour).” The award went to Technicolor client David Miller, ASC, for the episode "Qatar." The highly-praised HBO comedy is colored by Technicolor’s Roy Vasich.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, including two additional Technicolor Sound team nominations: “Outstanding Sound Mixing For a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)” for Stranger Things (“Chapter Eight: The Upside Down”) and “Outstanding Sound Editing For a Limited Series, Movie or Special” for American Horror Story: Roanoke (“Chapter 1”), the latest installment in another highly popular Ryan Murphy show on FX Networks. From the Technicolor family, Mr. X also received two Emmy award nominations this year, both for “Outstanding Special Visual Effects” – one for VFX Supervisor James Cooper and his work on the STARZ Original Series, American Gods (“The Bone Orchard”), and another for the Mr. X team’s work on the History Channels’ Vikings series (“On The Eve”).

Visit the Creative Arts Emmy Awards for a full list of all the winners and nominees – and congratulations to all for their outstanding achievements!