Star Wars Auction

Props and costumes from the original Star Wars trilogy will be going up for auction, including Carrie Fisher’s original “Slave Leia” costume, the Tantive IV Blockade Runner, a prototype Darth Vader mask, and more. The items come from the personal collection of producer Gary Kurtz and will run from September 29 –October 1 in Calabasas, CA.
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Emmy Winners

Game of Thrones was the big winner at this year’s Emmys picking up a record twelve statuettes, coincidentally on George R. R. Martin’s birthday. A listing of winners of genre interest is below.

  • Outstanding Drama Series: Game of Thrones
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Peter Dinklage for Game of Thrones
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Game Of Thrones, “Mother’s Mercy,” by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Game Of Thrones, “Mother’s Mercy,” directed by David Nutter
  • Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Series: Game of Thrones, “High Sparrow,” Deborah Riley, Production Designer, Paul Ghirardani, Art Director, and Rob Cameron, Set Decorator
  • Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series: Game of Thrones, Nina Gold, Robert Sterne, and Carla Stronge, Casting Directors
  • Outstanding Costumes For A Period | Fantasy Series, Limited Series Or Movie: American Horror Story: Freak Show, “Monsters Among Us,” Lou Eyrich, Costume Designer, Elizabeth Macey, Costume Supervisor, and Ken van Duyne, Assistant Costume Designer
  • Outstanding Hairstyling For A Limited Series Or A Movie: American Horror Story: Freak Show, Monte C. Haught, Department Head Hairstylist, Michelle Ceglia, Assistant Department Head Hairstylist, Daina Daigle, Hairstylist, Amy Wood, Hairstylist, Sherri B. Hamilton, Additional Hairstylist
  • Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series Or A Movie (Non-Prosthetic): American Horror Story: Freak Show, Eryn Krueger Mekash, Department Head Makeup Artist, Kim Ayers, Key Makeup Artist, Lucy O’Reilly, Makeup Artist, Michael Mekash, Makeup Artist, Christopher Nelson, Makeup Artist, Jillian Erickson, Additional Makeup Artist
  • Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic): Game Of Thrones, “Mother’s Mercy,” Jane Walker, Department Head Makeup Artist, Nicola Matthews, Makeup Artist
  • Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or A Special: American Horror Story: Freak Show, Eryn Krueger Mekash, Department Head Makeup Artist, Michael Mekash, Key Special Makeup Effects Artist, David L. Anderson, Prosthetic Designer, Justin Raleigh, Prosthetic Designer, Christopher Nelson, Special Makeup Effects Artist, Kim Ayers, Special Makeup Effects Artist, Luis Garcia, Special Makeup Effects Artist, James MacKinnon, Special Makeup Effects Artist
  • Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series: The Big Bang Theory, “The Comic Book Store Regeneration,” edited by Peter Chakos
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series: Game of Thrones, “The Dance of Dragons,” edited by Katie Weiland
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour): Game of Thrones, “Hardhome,” Ronan Hill, C.A.S., Production Mixer, Richard Dyer, Production Mixer, Onnalee Blank, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer, Mathew Waters, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer
  • Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series : Game of Thrones, “Hardhome,” Tim Kimmel, Supervising Sound Editor
    Paula Fairfield, Sound Designer, Bradley C. Katona, Sound Effects Editor, Paul Bercovitch, Supervising Dialogue Editor, Tim Hands, Supervising ADR Editor, David Klotz, Music Editor, Brett Voss, Foley Editor, Jeffrey Wilhoit, Foley Artist, Dylan T. Wilhoit, Foley Artist

  • Special Visual Effects: Game of Thrones, “The Dance of Dragons,” Steve Kullback, Visual Effects Producer, Joe Bauer, Visual Effects Supervisor, Adam Chazen, Visual Effects Associate Producer, Jabbar Raisani, Visual Effects Plate Supervisor, Eric Carney, Visual Effects Previs Lead, Stuart Brisdon, Special Effects Supervisor, Derek Spears, Lead CG Supervisor, James Kinnings, Lead Animator, Matthew Rouleau, CG Supervisor
  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role: American Horror Story: Freak Show, “Edward Mordrake, Part 2,” Jason Piccioni, Visual Effects Supervisor, Justin Ball, Visual Effects Supervisor, Jason Spratt, VFX Producer, Tim Jacobsen, VFX Producer, David Altenau, Compositing Supervisor, Tommy Tran, Lead Compositor, Michael Kirylo, Lead CG Artist, Matt Lefferts, CG Artist, Donnie Dean, SFX Supervisor
  • Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie: Game of Thrones, Rowley Irlam, Stunt Coordinator
  • Outstanding Animated Program: Over the Garden Wall
  • Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program: Adventure Time, “Jake the Brick”
  • Outstanding Achievement in Individual Animation: Adventure Time, “Walnuts and Rain,” by Tom Herpich, Storyboard Artist
  • Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming: Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief, directed by Alex Gibney
  • Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special: <Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief
  • Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming: Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief, written by Alex Gibney
  • Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media – User Experience And Visual Design: Sleepy Hollow Virtual Reality Experience

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Finger Gets Credit

DC Entertainment has announced that Batman co-creator Bill Finger will receive some form of credit for co-creating the character with Bob Kane on both the television show Gotham and the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The form of acknowledgement hasn’t been announced, nor has an indication that the credit will carry through to future Batman releases.
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Obituary: Dean Jones

Actor Dean Jones (b.1931) died on September 1. Jones is best known for his work in live-action Disney films in the 1970s, specifically the Herbie/Love Bug films. He also provided voicework for various Superman and Batman animated television series, Blackbeard’s Ghost, The Shaggy D.A., and The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes.

Obituary: Wes Craven

Director Wes Craven (b.1939) died on August 30 form a brain tumor. Craven is best known as the writer and director of the Nightmare on Elm Street series of films and also had active roles in the films The Hills Have Eyes, Scream, Swamp Thing, and directed five episodes of The Twilight Zone.

Obituary: Yvonne Craig

Actress Yvonne Craig (b.1937) died on August 17. Craig is best known for creating the roles of Barbara Gordon and Batgirl in the 1960s television series Batman. She also portrayed the green Orion slave girl Marta in the Star Trek episode “Whom Gods Destroy.” Other genre roles included the television shows and films Mars Needs Women, The Wild Wild West, My Favorite Martian, and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Prior to working as an actor, Craig was the youngest dancer to perform in the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.

Obituary: Susan Sheridan

Actress Susan Sheridan (b.1947) died on August 8. Sheridan created the role of Trillian in the original The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy radio series and reprised the role for the subsequent radio series. She also provided the voice of Princess Eilonwy in The Black Cauldron as well as voicework in the television series Moomin.

Obituary: Theodore Bikel

Actor Theodore Bikel (b.1924) died on July 20. Best known for creating the role of Captain von Trapp in the play The Sound of Music and performing in productions of Fiddler on the Roof, Bikel also had numerous genre roles, including Rabbi Koslov in an episode of Babylon 5, the voice of Aragorn in the Rankin-Bass Lord of the Rings, Sergey Rozhenko in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and more.

Curt Siodmak Award

The Curt Siodmak Award for science fiction films and television in German was presented on August 15.

  • Best Science Fiction Film: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Best Science Fiction Television: Doctor Who
  • Special Award: Der kleine Medicus: Bodynauten auf geheimer Mission

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Obituary: Omar Sharif

Actor Omar Sharif (b.1932) died on July 10. Best known for his role in Doctor Zhivago and his career as a bridge player (Sharif wrote several books and columns on bridge), Sharif also had genre credits to his name, including 10,000 BC, The Last Templar, and Oh Heavenly Dog.