July 18, 2013 12:27pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
Emmy Reactions: What the Creative Arts Nominees Are Saying
The 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced Thursday morning. Here's what the Creative Arts nominees are saying:
Meg Reticker, 30 Rock, editing
“First of all, I'm thrilled, and especially pleased to be sharing the nomination with my fellow editor, Ken Eluto. 30 Rock really was that ‘once in a lifetime’ experience, a great show that meant so much to everyone involved. For me, this nomination is icing on the cake."
This is her third nomination for the series.
Ken Eluto, 30 Rock, editing
“It was a great show to work on with a lot of great people,” said Eluto, who received his fifth 30 Rock series Emmy nomination (He has one previous win for the series). “[The nomination] is great -- it’s for the show’s finale, and I was also nominated with my co-editor Meg Reticker. We've worked together [on 30 Rock] for six years."
He recalled the shooting of the finale, noting it was “fun and emotional … there were tears.”
Michael Goi, American Horror Story: Asylum, cinematography
"Working on Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's productions is a dream come true for a cinematographer. The amount of artistic input they encourage from everyone is unprecedented. This nomination is a reflection of the entire American Horror Story: Asylum crew's efforts."
Oral Ottey, Game of Thrones, editor
Ottey was working on miniseries Klondike, exec produced by Ridley Scott, when he got the call that he received an Emmy nomination for his work on Game of Thrones, which earned 16 nominations this year.
“Isn’t that something?” he commented of the nominations for the series' third season. “This means we are keeping up the quality … that’s thanks to HBO and the [team].
“I just enjoy that people can’t wait to see the next episode,” he added. “We crave work that is something audiences respond to in that way.”
Griffin Richardson, 30 Rock, production mixer
“It’s nice to go out like this, but it’s sad that it was the last season. It was a fantastic job,” said Richardson, who received emails from Tina Fey and others from the production Thursday morning. “It was a great crew, everyone genuinely got along. … And as a sound person, I have never been on a better-written show.”
Claire Scanlon, The Office, editor
“We pulled an all nighter” on the finale, recalled Scanlon of cutting the Emmy-nominated episode with fellow nominee David Rogers. “We didn’t deliver until noon on a Wednesday and the episode aired Thursday night. It was worth it.”
She spoke fondly of Pam [Jenna Fischer’s] final ‘seize the day’ message. “She has been the heart of the show. When she was vulnerable, we were vulnerable."
Scanlon added that the final shot -- of the Dunder Mifflin office -- brings the story full circle, demonstrating all the heartfelt nostalgia that can be created in a nondescript building. “It’s a poignant last shot.”
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