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BABYLON 5 TV PILOT WINS AN EMMY!
By J. Michael Straczynski
We just received word the other day that Foundation Imaging, Ron's company,
which did the CGI EFX for the Babylon 5 Pilot, was notified today that they
have received an Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
We are now an "Emmy Award Winning Show for Best Special Effects in a
The CGI special effects -- yes, the very ones Jeff Jarvis called "cheesy" in
TV Guide, along with a few others -- just won an Emmy from the Academy of
Television Arts and Sciences for Best Special Effects in a Television Movie.
It's practically *unheard of* for a pilot to win an Emmy in this category.
Best of all, it's not a popularity contest award, it's a tough panel,
examining everything. You can stuff ballots a bit by having lots of people
working on the show in this category vote, but that doesn't work with a jury
like this. It's given strictly on the merits.
We haven't even gone on the air yet with the regular series, and we've got an
Emmy under our belt, thanks to the very hard work of some very dedicated and
talented people -- and that ain't *nothing* compared to what's going to be in