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Emmys 2023: Round-Up

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Editors and visual effects artists chat about what it was like working on nominated shows, using Boris FX tools, and more.

The post-production teams who help bring your favorite TV and streaming shows to life celebrated their achievements at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards this past weekend. You can catch an edited version of the ceremony on Saturday, January 13th, at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on FXX or stream it on Hulu. 

We were thrilled to see over twenty Boris FX customers directly nominated and many more involved on the honored projects. Congrats to all the winners, nominees, and artists behind this year’s nominated projects — and thank you for making us laugh, cry, and peek out from behind blankets.   

Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Season Or A Movie

blog.borisfx.comhubfscase-studythe-last-of-usthe-last-of-us-3The Last Of Us, Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, courtesy of HBO

Cheers to DNEG, WETA, Storm Studios, Distillery VFX, and HBO on their win for The Last of Us! As we all know, it takes many vendors to pull off a VFX heavy series like The Last Of Us. Learn how Wylie Co., who handled the comp QC work on the entire season, and also completed hundreds of final shots, used Mocha Pro in their pipeline.

Nominated VFX Supervisor Adam Balentine discusses the visual effect challenges Scanline VFX faced on Netflix's Shadow and Bone (season 2) and how the team used Silhouette for rotoscoping and paint work.

And if you're curious about the role of a VFX Editor — and why it's so vital — first-time nominee Liyana Mansor breaks it down and details how she used Continuum and Sapphire in her temp VFX compositing workflow on Disney+'s Andor.

Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Single Episode

A scene from “Five Days at Memorial,” now streaming on Apple TV+.A scene from “Five Days at Memorial,” now streaming on Apple TV+.

The artists at El Ranchito took home the Emmy for their work on AppleTV+'s Five Days at Memorial. We're hoping to feature them soon in an upcoming profile on how they used our tools on the harrowing series. 

Nominees Barnstorm VFX tackle ⚽ how they used Mocha Pro for quick rotoscoping and tracking fixes on the final season of AppleTV+'s feel-good Ted Lasso

We featured tons of nominated editors in a two-part series where they shared their gratitude towards their assistant editors and how important they are to the overall process. Hear from nominees on A Black Lady Sketch Show, The Bear, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, History of the World, Part II, Saturday Night Live, Succession, Ted Lasso, What We Do in the Shadows, and The White Lotus.

Outstanding Picture Editing For A Drama Series


The Last Of Us, Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, courtesy of HBO

The Emmy-winning duo behind The Last of Us, Timothy A. Good, ACE, and Emily Mendez, discuss the role of empathy in editing and how shot selection increased tension, emotion, and connection. 

The White Lotus team chats about the value of being on production and that magic moment when music drops perfectly into a scene, and the Succession family (not like the Roys!) share what it’s like to edit with all those moving camera angles, each take being different, and more. 

Outstanding Picture Editing For A Single-Camera Comedy Series

the-bear-s2FX’s THE BEAR, Jeremy Allen White as Carmen 'Carmy' Berzatto

First-time Emmy winner Joanna Naugle, ACE, chops up the secret ingredients that help make THE BEAR (FX Networks on HULU), a Michelin-worthy watch.

Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming

Courtesy of HBO

Stephanie Filo, ACE (and if you follow her, meme queen 👑), was pitted against herself (just like that Spiderman meme) for her work on HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show and Mel Brook’s History of the World Part II — and she won! Her win for A Black Lady Sketch Show, which she shares with colleagues Malinda Zehner Guerra and Taylor Joy Mason, ACE, makes her a 3-peat winner for the series. She was also nominated for her dramatic editing turn on Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Outstanding Picture Editing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie). Learn about the editing journey that led to three history-making Emmy nominations in one year

Our Art of the Cut series with Steve Hullfish also features the Emmy Award-winning editors from Netflix’s BEEF and other nominees, including Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, Moonage Daydream, and SNL.

Find out which shows will take home awards for outstanding achievement during the 75th Primetime Emmys — live on FOX, Monday, January 15th, at 8 p.m. ET.

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