Apple TV+ has won two Primetime Emmy Awards, according to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, ahead of the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards event on Sunday, September 19. Outstanding Motion Design went to “Calls,” while Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media went to “For All Mankind: Time Capsule.”
“Calls” is a ground-breaking, immersive television experience based on the popular French series of the same name, expertly combining voice and minimalist abstract graphics to deliver nine terrifying short stories. Each episode follows a darkly dramatic mystery that unfolds through a series of seemingly ordinary, unconnected phone conversations that quickly become surreal as the characters’ lives are thrown into growing disarray.
Directed by Fede lvarez (“Don’t Breathe”), each episode follows a darkly dramatic mystery that unfolds through a series of seemingly average, unconnected phone conversations that quickly become surreal as the characters’ lives are thrown into growing disarray. “Calls,” starring Lily Collins, Rosario Dawson, Pedro Pascal, and Aubrey Plaza, demonstrates that the true danger rests in one’s interpretation of what they can’t see on film and the strange places their mind might taking them.
“For All Mankind: Time Capsule” is an augmented reality (AR) experience that transports fans into the world of the popular Apple TV+ series to discover memories from Danny Stevens (Casey Johnson) and his parents, astronauts Gordo (Michael Dorman) and Tracy Stevens (Sarah Jones), in the decade between seasons one and two. Fans can join Danny as he investigates keepsakes rich of facts about the characters’ off-screen life and the universe of “For All Mankind,” where every object tells a narrative, through an interactive AR experience.
AR is employed in the “For All Mankind: Time Capsule” experience to create a unique connection with the world of “For All Mankind,” allowing users to see and interact with the things — and each AR object has a narrative to tell. A simple mixtape reveals the beginnings of young love. A home Apple II computer is not only a location to play “Crater Quest,” but also a place to read Danny and Kelly’s D-mail communications, which contain secrets about the kids’ changing lives.
Fans will be able to utilize an antique slide projector that displays photos of Danny and some Stevens family photos, projected exactly on any wall in their area, using smartphones having a LiDAR scanner, such as the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPad Pro. A newspaper and an answering machine, for example, provide light on significant moments in Danny, Gordo, and Tracy Stevens’ lives, revealing more about the other universe of “For All Mankind.”
“For All Mankind” explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended. The series presents an aspirational world where NASA astronauts, engineers, and their families find themselves in the center of extraordinary events seen through the prism of an alternate history timeline — a world in which the USSR beats the US to the moon.
Ronald D. Moore, a Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winner, and Ben Nedivi and Matt Wolpert, both Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominees, created “For All Mankind.” Moore, Nedivi, and Wolpert are executive producers, along with Golden Globe nominee Maril Davis of Tall Ship Productions and Nichole Beattie, David Weddle, and Bradley Thompson of Nichole Beattie, David Weddle, and Bradley Thompson of Nichole Beattie, David Weddle, and Bradley Thompson of Nichole Beattie, David Weddle, and Bradley Thompson of Nichole Beatti Sony Pictures Television is the studio behind “For All Mankind.”
The juried categories’ winners are chosen by a panel of professionals from each peer group and announced before the Creative Arts Emmys and Primetime Emmys are announced next month.
Apple received 35 Emmy Award nominations last month, including a record-breaking 20 nominations for “Ted Lasso,” the most nominated comedy series this year and the most nominated rookie comedy series ever.
“Mythic Quest,” “Central Park,” “Servant,” “Billie Eilish: The World Is A Little Blurry,” “Boys State,” “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special,” “Bruce Springsteen’s Letter To You,” “The Year Earth Changed,” and “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” are among the ten Emmy nominations Apple received this year.