Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

MacRumors

macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001
54,622
16,778


The Television Academy today announced 2021 Emmy Award winners in juried categories focusing on motion design, animation, costume, and interactive programming, with two Apple TV+ shows winning awards.

for-all-mankind-apple-tv-plus.jpg

"For All Mankind" won in the Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Programming category for the augmented reality app that Apple released alongside the show. "For All Mankind: Time Capsule" let viewers uncover memories from "For All Mankind" astronauts Gordo and Tracy Stevens to bridge the decade gap between season one and season two.
"The excellent work in For All Mankind showcases the power of an interactive and immersive story to provide a unique, one-of-a-kind experience for the audience," said Interactive Media Governor Lori Schwartz. "This creative team embraced new technology that will inspire better and even higher-quality use of AR storytelling in the future," added Governor Chris Thomes.
Apple TV+ Series "Calls" won the award for Outstanding Motion Design for its unique narrative. "Calls," for those unfamiliar, focuses on a series of phone calls without a standard visual component. It uses motion graphics to accentuate the content of phone calls surrounding a supernatural event.
"The work of this motion design team was innovative and original and truly carried the narrative like nothing we had ever seen," said Greg Kupiec, motion and title design governor. "This Emmy-winning work encourages others to continue raising the standard of motion design and to bring awareness of the art and significance of motion design in creating television excellence," added Governor Lauraine Gibbons.
The awards will be presented at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, set to take place at L.A. Live on the weekend of September 11 and September 12. Juried awards like these are decided on by a panel of professionals in the appropriate peer groups.

Article Link: Apple TV+ Shows 'For All Mankind' and 'Calls' Win Emmy Awards
 

jrlcopy

macrumors 6502a
Jun 20, 2007
503
435
Calls was stunning. Deserved it.

For All Mankind, def a great show but why are the first 6 episodes just sooo boring of each season. Both Season 1 & 2, final episodes you just can't put down and binge instantly, but the first 6 episodes, Snoozefest.
 

coachgq

macrumors 6502
Jun 16, 2009
470
812
Calls was stunning. Deserved it.

For All Mankind, def a great show but why are the first 6 episodes just sooo boring of each season. Both Season 1 & 2, final episodes you just can't put down and binge instantly, but the first 6 episodes, Snoozefest.
Agree 100% on both takes.
 
  • Like
Reactions: rezwits and 211

wigby

macrumors 68020
Jun 7, 2007
2,244
1,971
For crying out loud… please stop this torrent of TV related information.
And yet all I want are more announcements like these. Hardware stories are mostly worthless rumors that either come true or don't but either way, you have to wait for the official Apple PR and hardware to be released before it matters to any user. That's not news.

Meanwhile, we get real news about upcoming shows (not rumored shows) and a lot of TV content that we can watch right now too.
 

xnu

macrumors 6502
Jul 15, 2004
433
1,024
Anyone have problems with Apple TV on the Mac? Mine always quits before the show is over. It is just is a terrible user experience on the Mac, I like it better on the my iPad.... I was hoping it was just me.
 

xxray

macrumors 68000
Jul 27, 2013
1,814
4,207
For All Mankind, def a great show but why are the first 6 episodes just sooo boring of each season. Both Season 1 & 2, final episodes you just can't put down and binge instantly, but the first 6 episodes, Snoozefest.

I thought it was just me. Makes me feel better to see someone else with this opinion. I kept hearing that Season 2 finale was one of the best episodes of TV of 2021, but getting to that far in the season felt like a chore. I don't know if I'll even keep watching once Season 3 is released. The finales were good, but not "let's spend 9-10 hours to get there" good.
 

2010mini

macrumors 601
Jun 19, 2013
4,619
4,655
Calls was stunning. Deserved it.

For All Mankind, def a great show but why are the first 6 episodes just sooo boring of each season. Both Season 1 & 2, final episodes you just can't put down and binge instantly, but the first 6 episodes, Snoozefest.
FaM is a slow burn series. It takes a while before things get exciting.
 
  • Like
Reactions: centauratlas

jimbobb24

macrumors 68000
Jun 6, 2005
1,861
2,852
FaM is a slow burn series. It takes a while before things get exciting.
Series like this are not even worth time. If your show is not blowing my mind in 2 episodes you are done. My list of shows I want to watch is about 250 shows long. If I have to wade through boring before it picks up I just don’t bother. There is too much great stuff being made to put up with self indulgence. The broadcast TV people do such a better job of tightening up their movies. Every streaming service could lose a few episodes and a few minutes from their episodes. Nearly every Netflix movie needs 30 min trimmed.
 

macdos

macrumors 6502a
Oct 15, 2017
535
879
Would you prefer a torrent of idiotic iPhone 17 rumors? Or about the VR headset that Apple may release sometime between 2025 and 2040? At least this TV news is something that actually happened.
I would prefer reading about Mac and other Apple hardware and software news, yes. After all, this is MACrumors.

FYI, it wasn't Apple that won an Emmy, but the talented people making and producing the movie. Same thing with music, Apple has nothing to do with it, except being a puny distributor.

When you see "Walmart" slapped onto an album or movie cover, it is not a token of quality. Same for Apple, and I would actually never buy music or movies that are tagged with "Apple".
 

CE3

macrumors 68000
Nov 26, 2014
1,695
2,852
I’ve not watched For All Mankind, but Calls was awesome 👍

A well-deserved Emmy win.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 211

macduke

macrumors G4
Jun 27, 2007
11,752
16,439
Central U.S.
I like the show. It's a good show. Starting to get kinda weird, but more exciting.

I think the slowness of the first season and a half was to ground it in reality. Help develop characters, etc. It's not a show about non-stop action, it's more of a pseudo-sci-fi drama. At least it's different and good, and I think it will only keep getting better.
 
  • Like
Reactions: centauratlas

BGPL

macrumors demi-god
May 4, 2016
541
1,376
California
Since Covid, I feel like I could submit a home video of my kids playing t-ball and win something. There is NOTHING out there in terms of good video entertainment. I watched "PIG" with Nick Cage recently, and based on a Covid standard, it wasn't terrible. Cried like a child at the end.
 
  • Disagree
  • Like
Reactions: Huck and noraa

blazerunner

macrumors 6502
Nov 16, 2020
286
747
Since Covid, I feel like I could submit a home video of my kids playing t-ball and win something. There is NOTHING out there in terms of good video entertainment. I watched "PIG" with Nick Cage recently, and based on a Covid standard, it wasn't terrible. Cried like a child at the end.

Better Call Saul.

However, the general public eats up either reality tv trash or lame comedies like Ted so shows like Better Call Saul don't get the awards they deserve.
 

Amazing Iceman

macrumors 601
Nov 8, 2008
4,371
2,495
Florida, U.S.A.
Calls was stunning. Deserved it.

For All Mankind, def a great show but why are the first 6 episodes just sooo boring of each season. Both Season 1 & 2, final episodes you just can't put down and binge instantly, but the first 6 episodes, Snoozefest.
It has to build up the story.
Try to enjoy it completely, including the soundtracks.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.