Workers Below the Line of Apple TV+ Shows React to Their Emmy Nominations, Including Magic Composer Terence Blanchard – Below the Line

Image by Terence Blanchard via Matt Sayles/Netflix

It’s Emmy nomination day, and the nominees below the line who have brought their varied talents to Apple TV+ shows such as Ted Lasso and Breakup over the past year have shared their reactions to the exciting news.

Apple sent written statements from its nominees, including four people from Ted Lassothree of Breakuptwo each of the VFX teams behind Foundation and Seeand solo nominees representing the musical Schimigadon! and the Magic Johnson docuseries They call me magic.

BTL salutes all of today’s nominees and Apple’s harvest, Ted Lasso hairdresser Nicky Austin especially for the way Nate (Nick Mohammad) hair was used to subtly tell a story in season 2 of the hit comedy.

Apple TV+ scored 51 nominations on Tuesday, so the nominees below represent just a small sample of the streamer’s success.


Chris McLeangeneral supervisor of visual effects – Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or Movie

“The Foundation VFX team members are thrilled and humbled by the news of our Emmy nomination today! There are so many artists, vendors, and collaborators who contributed to the show. We want to thank them all for their commitment to their craft. To David Goyer, Skydance and Apple, thank you for being the champions of visual effects and giving us the opportunity to show the world what we are capable of! And a very special thank you to Isaac Asimov and his family for giving us such a rich world to play in!

We would also like to congratulate our fellow nominees!!! Good luck to everyone!!”

Addie Manisgeneral supervisor of visual effects – Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or Movie

“It is a privilege to represent the thousands of people who have contributed to this work, especially under the duress of Covid, and even more so in a year with such great competition from our colleagues in the field.”


Christopher GattelliChoreographer – Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming:

“Wow! How exciting!! So proud to be among these nominees and to represent our amazing show!”


Tony KennySPFX Coordinator – Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode:

“We are thrilled and honored to be recognized by the academy. A true testament to the incredible work and passion shown by our team and colleagues. Congratulations to all!”

Chris Wrightgeneral supervisor of visual effects – Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode:

“We are thrilled to be part of this incredibly talented group of visual storytellers. We are so grateful that all the hard work and passion invested by our global team of artists is recognized with this great honor.


Jeremy Hindledecorator – Outstanding Production Design for a Contemporary Narrative Program (One Hour or More):

“Thank you Emmys, thank you Ben Stiller, Dan Erickson, Jessica Lee Gagne. I have to thank my original design team who helped create the look for the amazing show Severance, Hinju Kim, Lauren Sandoval, Freddy Bush, Eric Feldberg, Chris Shriver, Cat Miller, Andy Baseman and Tansy Michaud. Thank you to all the brilliant team that has helped Severance be the great show that it is. Thank you Endeavor and Apple+.”

Nick Franconedecorator – Production Designer, Severance, Outstanding Production Design for a Contemporary Narrative Program (One Hour or More):

“So many people have worked incredibly hard every day to make Severance so clean and simple. I’m so grateful to everyone on the team from Andy and Kat and Angelica and from our incredible art department to the landscapes that fix the scratches and dressers replacing chipped ceiling tiles and the carpenters ironing out every bump and ding so he can look perfect every day.

The love, time and hearts of many people are on display and I am so grateful for all the collaboration and hard work.

Theodore ShapiroComposer – Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Score:

“It’s an incredible honor to be nominated for this wonderful show, and an equally important honor to be part of this incredible creative team.”


Nicky AustinHairdresser – Outstanding hairstyle:

“I’m thrilled to be nominated, thank you so much to the Academy, my Ted Lasso family and my team for all their great work in Episode 10 and throughout Season 2.”

AJ CatolineACE, editor – Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series:

“I am so honored with the recognition from my peers at the TV Academy! Congratulations to our entire post-production team Ted Lasso on an amazing season. I am blown away to be nominated again (along with additional editor Alex Szabo ) in a category of all talented female writers, including my amazing teammate Melissa McCoy, ACE. Congratulations to our producers, writers and directors, our amazing cast for playing their hearts out – it’s a joy to turn up their performance! And thank you to our fearless leader Jason Sudeikis for taking us on this fabulous journey, inspiring us to BELIEVE!”

Brent FindleyMPSE, Co-supervising Sound Editor – Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half Hour) and Animation:

“There’s so much content being created right now, and so much incredible creativity coming from all the sound teams. It’s very humbling to have our work included in this already too short list. I’m grateful .”

David Lascellesproduction mixer – Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half Hour) and Animation:

“It’s such an honor to be nominated for another Emmy for our work on Ted Lasso. As always, it’s a team effort and once again I had the pleasure of working with the team. first-class sound system consisting of Emma Chilton, Andrew Mawson and Michael Fearon. Massive kudos to Ryan Kennedy, Sean Byrne and Arno Stephanian who all work their magic with the performances I capture on set. Ted Lasso wouldn’t exist without the genius that is Jason Sudeikis, so a big thank you to him and all the cast and crew who make this show a pleasure to work on.


Terence BlanchardComposer – Outstanding Musical Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (Original Dramatic Score):

“Not only is this nomination an honour, but it’s also humbling to be nominated for composing the music for the documentary about one of my heroes, Magic Johnson, someone I look up to. on this documentary reminded me of what it takes to be great and the focus and effort it takes to be the best you can be.

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