“Deadliest Catch,” “Gettysburg” win big at Creative Arts Emmys

Discovery's Deadliest Catch (pictured), History's Gettysburg and PBS' Freedom Riders were multiple non-fiction and reality winners at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held on Saturday.
September 12, 2011

Discovery’s Deadliest Catch, History’s Gettysburg and PBS’ Freedom Riders were multiple non-fiction winners at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held on Saturday.

Deadliest Catch, produced by Original Productions, reaped four awards, including outstanding reality program and three craft awards for picture editing, sound mixing and cinematography.

Gettysburg, exec produced by Ridley and Tony Scott and produced by the brothers’ Scott Free Productions, also took four awards, including outstanding non-fiction special.

Freedom Riders, one of realscreen’s MIPTV Picks from last April, won two awards, including an exceptional merit for non-fiction filmmaking honor.

Here are several of the non-fiction winners from the weekend. For more, visit

Outstanding Picture editing for non-fiction: Freedom Riders

Outstanding picture editing for reality programming: Deadliest Catch “Redemption Day” (also got nods for sound mixing for non-fiction programming, and outstanding cinematography for reality programming)

Governor’s Award to John Walsh, America’s Most Wanted

Outstanding special visual effects for a miniseries, movie or special – Gettysburg (also got the craft nods for sound editing for non-fiction programming, and outstanding costumes for a special)

Outstanding cinematography for non-fiction programming: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations/ “Haiti”

Outstanding directing for non-fiction programming: Josh Fox for Gasland

Exceptional merit for non-fiction filmmaking: Freedom Riders (also received the honor for outstanding writing for non-fiction programming)

Outstanding non-fiction special: Gettysburg

Outstanding non-fiction series: American Masters

Outstanding children’s non-fiction, reality or reality-competition program: Nick News with Linda Ellerbee/ “Under the Influence: Children of Alcoholics”

Outstanding Reality Program: Deadliest Catch

Outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program: Jeff Probst, Survivor

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