Deadliest Catch Scores Big At Emmys

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Deadliest Catch, the Discovery Channel’s ode to Alaskan crab boat skippers and their crews, has appeared on our cover twice this year (see above), and we were excited to see the show that’s now in its 10th season scored bit at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys earlier this month. Congrats, guys!

Here’s the release from our friends at the Discovery Channel:

Discovery Channel’s DEADLIEST CATCH won big at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys® on Saturday, August 16, taking home three awards including a win for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program.  The series, which recently wrapped its landmark 10th season on Discovery Channel, also won for Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming and Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming.    

 These latest wins are in addition to an Interactive Emmy for Multiplatform Storytelling for SKYWIRE LIVE WITH NIK WALLENDA.  The companion website for the live event for tightrope walker Nik Wallenda’s epic walk over the Grand Canyon featured compelling video, 360-degree interactive views, backstage moments, real-time social updates and many other digital elements.

DEADLIEST CATCH profiles the men who risk everything to work the most dangerous job in the world – crab fishing in the icy, treacherous waters of Alaska’s Bering Sea.  This past season of Deadliest Catch had a ratings streak, as the #1 show on cable on Tuesday nights among key demos for 16 consecutive weeks.

In the Emmy®-winning season 10 premiere, the wary veteran skippers cement their legacies on the Bering Sea with the young guns trying to create their own… But they better be careful what they wish for.  This King Crab season they are here to stay, but it’s not going to be easy. A government shutdown shortens the season, which starts off a series of dangerous chain reactions that force the fleet to fish harder and faster to make the market deadline.

DEADLIEST CATCH is produced for Discovery Channel by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company.  The following people were recognized for their work on DEADLIEST CATCH:


Thom Beers, Executive Producer
Jeff Conroy, Executive Producer
John Gray, Executive Producer
David Pritikin, Executive Producer
R. Decker Watson, Jr., Co-Executive Producer

Johnny Beechler, Supervising Producer
Geoff Miller, Supervising Producer

Cinematography Team 

Josh Earl, A.C.E., Supervising Editor
Rob Butler, A.C.E., Editor
Art O’Leary, Editor