COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey Wins Four Emmy Awards

Last month, we learned that COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey received an impressive 12 Emmy nominations:

  • Outstanding Art Direction For Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program
  • Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming
  • Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming
  • Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming
  • Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)
  • Outstanding Main Title Design
  • Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
  • Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series
  • Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera)
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming
  • Outstanding Special And Visual Effects
  • Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming

Earlier tonight, the Creative Arts awards (which include all the nominations for COSMOS) were handed out and the show took home awards in four categories:

  • Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)
  • Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
  • Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera)
  • Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming

Despite not taking home the one award they all *really* wanted (for best nonfiction series), Seth MacFarlane lauded his show’s winners on Twitter:

When Alan Silvestri accepted his award for “Original Main Title Theme Music,” he memorably gave a special shout-out:

“I have two special thanks left.” He then thanked “Neil DeGrasse Tyson” and “the voice of Neil DeGrasse Tyson.”

Alas, Neil deGrasse Tyson will go home Emmy-less this year. (All the more reason to have a second season of the show.)

In case you’re curious, in 1981, the original COSMOS received five nominations and took home three Emmys.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.


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