Last night the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards were presented at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, during night one of a two night event. With a total of 21 nominations (16 for creative arts), hopes were high for the Westworld crew to bring home some trophies – and they did! Facing tough competition in all categories – including from fellow HBO series Game of Thrones which garnered 7 wins – Westworld still managed to snag three awards for season two. Check out the winners below!
Hello, Westworld Watchers!
Season 2 is behind us and now the agonizing wait for Season 3 is well underway, but there is still plenty of Westworld to talk about! The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards are upon us and as expected, Westworld and Game of Thrones are leading the pack for HBO. While Best Drama Writing and Best Drama Directing are missing from the Westworld lineup (that may have something to do with Westworld submitting five episodes for directorial consideration), there’s still plenty of nominations to parse through.
Note: The Creative Arts Emmys are taking place over Saturday and Sunday, September 8th-9th. Unsurprisingly, Westworld has a slew of nominations in the technical and guest acting categories. Those categories, regardless of which ones Westworld wins or loses, will be covered in an upcoming post. Expect it to arrive at your fingertips as soon as Monday!
Westworld Roundup: Pushing Boundaries in Season 2; Setting Shogun World to Music; Bernard’s Awakening; William’s Transformation into the Man in Black
The Westworld news is few and far between in the long wait between seasons, and production is likely still months away. Although we may not have any new information about season three, we do have several interviews to share to help ease the pain. Showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy explain their approach to making an Westworld an enjoyable and relevant show, Sean O’Meara discusses Westworld’s Emmy nomination for music supervision, and Jeffrey Wright and Jimmi Simpson reflect on their Emmy worthy season two performances.
Emmy Nominees Evan Rachel Wood and Jimmi Simpson on Their Westworld Experience and Character Evolution
Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and William (Jimmi Simpson) have had quite a complicated relationship on Westworld. Going from travelling companions, to lovers, to enemies in season one – then making an uneasy truce before turning on each other in season two – it’s been a roller coaster journey for these two. All that drama has helped the actors turn in excellent performances, however, as both Wood and Simpson are up for Emmys this year. In separate interviews, they discuss their characters’ transformations and how grateful they are to be part of a show like Westworld.
Westworld‘s second season was at times exciting, moving, shocking, and (unsurprisingly) complex. The confusing time shifts upset many fans, while others enjoyed putting the puzzle pieces together. As the finale came to an end, however, the stage was set for a very different Westworld – with a number of characters dead, many more locked away in a virtual world perhaps never to be seen again, and a few lucky escapees. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy reflect on season two and tease where the story is headed next.
Westworld Roundup: Evan Rachel Wood on the Evolution of Dolores; Creating the Beauty of Shogun World; The Special Effects Behind Westworld’s Violent Delights
Emmy season is in full swing as we count down the days until the awards show on September 17th. Will Westworld cash in on any of its 21 nominations? Only time will tell. While we anxiously wait to see how it fares, we bring you a slew of interviews from some of the show’s Emmy nominees – including lead actress Evan Rachel Wood and members of the creative team responsible for the stunning visuals of Westworld.
Composer Ramin Djawadi has worked on two successful, big budget HBO shows, and his music for each is instantly recognizable. Considering the acclaim he’s received for his work, it’s shocking to realize he has only been nominated for an Emmy four times – with zero wins. Hopefully that will change this year, as Djawadi has garnered a double nomination for Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) for Westworld (“Akane No Mai”) and Game of Thrones (“The Dragon and the Wolf”).
Whether he wins or not, no one can doubt the impact Djawadi’s music has had in shaping both series. In a new interview with POPSUGAR, Djawadi shares his experiences with scoring Westworld and Game of Thrones and gives insight into his creative process.
Jimmi Simpson on His Surprisingly Prominent Westworld Role; Jay Worth Explains the Complex World of Visual Effects
We have over a month left to wonder if Westworld will take home any awards at the 70th Primetime Emmys, but the show’s 21 nominations give it pretty good odds. One of those nominees is Jimmi Simpson, who is up for his first ever Emmy as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. VFX Supervisor Jay Worth is hoping for his second win in the Outstanding Special Visual Effects category, for which he garnered an award in 2017. In new interviews, both men discuss the hard work they put into Westworld to earn their nominations.
Emmy Submissions Revealed for Westworld’s Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton; New Interview on Bringing Shogun World to Life
Earlier this week we learned which episodes have been submitted for the Emmy nominated men of Westworld, and now it’s the women’s turn! Gold Derby brings us the news once again, disclosing the episodes choices for Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores Abernathy) and Thandie Newton (Maeve Millay). Wood is up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, while Newton is competing for Outstanding Supporting Actress . Check out the episodes below!
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards are still almost two months away, but we do have new tidbits to share about some of Westworld‘s nominees. Gold Derby has revealed the episode submissions for Jeffrey Wright (Bernard Lowe), Ed Harris (William/Man in Black), and Jimmi Simpson (young William). Wright and Harris are going head to head in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, while Simpson is up for Outstanding Guest Actor. Check out the episodes below!