Sky original Chernobyl scoops 10 Emmys as runaway Brit success

Sky original Chernobyl scoops 10 Emmys as runaway Brit success

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SKY original drama Chernobyl has won a huge 10 Emmy awards – making it the most successful British show of the year.

The five-part series scooped three honours at last nights Primetime Emmys: Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special, Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special.

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Sky original drama Chernobyl has won a huge 10 Emmy awards – making it the most successful British show of the year[/caption]

While last weekend it picked up seven awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards including: Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special, Original Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score), Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role, Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie.

Zai Bennett, Sky’s Managing Director of Content, said: “We are thrilled to see Chernobyl get the recognition it deserves with 10 Emmy wins.

“The level of detail and passion that went into making this show from everyone involved makes it no surprise that this has been Sky’s most popular original drama ever. With the recent launch of Sky Studios and our increased investment in original content, we will continue telling these unique stories and bringing award winning shows to our viewers.”

While the show’s Executive Producer Jane Featherstone said: “Chernobyl is such an important story, which Craig [Mazin] wrote with so much humanity and passion, that it was vital we told it with the utmost sensibility and respect and gave voice to those who were there.

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Jared Harris played scientist Valery Legasov[/caption]

“It’s always been about honouring those brave men and women who sacrificed so much and it’s essential to remember they are still suffering the consequences to this day.

“I’m thrilled for and immensely proud of the whole production team, under the direction of Johan [Renck], whose extraordinary dedication to telling those stories on screen with such authenticity has been recognised by the Academy.”

The series tells the horrific true story of the 1986 nuclear disaster in Pripyat, Ukraine.

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The series contained hard to watch scenes[/caption]

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The series tells the horrific true story of the 1986 nuclear disaster in Pripyat, Ukraine[/caption]


Soviet Union officials initially tried to cover up the nuclear reactor explosion that unleashed catastrophic levels of radiation.

Although officials put the death toll at 28, with a further 15 caused indirectly, other estimates run into the tens of thousands.

The final episode of Chernobyl has been watched to date by an audience of 4.12m, the biggest ever audience for a Sky original drama.

All episodes of Chernobyl are available to watch On demand for all Sky customers and on the streaming service NOW TV.


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