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Review: Digital series ‘Dark/Web’ wins 2020 Daytime Emmy Award (Includes first-hand account)

This year’s ceremony was held remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The lighting directors (Vasiliki Constantinouand Avery Holliday) and lighting designer Lars Lindstrom of Dark/Web took home the Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama or Digital Drama Series,” in a tie with the lighting directors of The Bold and The Beautiful.

Dark/Web was also nominated in the prestigious “Outstanding Digital Drama Series” category, where it lost to The Bay.

Graham Sibley in  Dark/Web  on Amazon Prime
Graham Sibley in ‘Dark/Web’ on Amazon Prime
Photo Courtesy of ‘Dark/Web’

It is also up for honors in the digital acting categories, where actors Rene Heger (Zack Sullivan) and Graham Sibley (Leland Adler) are both nominated for “Outstanding Guest Performer in a Digital Drama Series.” The show has been nominated for the Emmy for “Outstanding Directing Team for a Digital Drama Series.” The digital acting and directing categories will be presented in a separate ceremony virtually on Sunday, July 19.

Rene Heger in  Dark/Web  on Amazon Prime
Rene Heger in ‘Dark/Web’ on Amazon Prime
Photo Courtesy of Dark/Web

The remaining two Daytime Emmy categories it has been nominated for (“Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama or Digital Drama Series” and “Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design for a Live Action Program”) will be announced on July 26 in another remote ceremony.

Read More: Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos chatted with Dark/Web showrunner Michael Nardelli.

Actor and producer Michael Nardelli of  Dark/Web
Actor and producer Michael Nardelli of ‘Dark/Web’
Photo Courtesy of Dark/Web, Amazon Prime

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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 15,000 original articles over the past 15 years. He is a consecutive five-time "Best of Long Island" winner that has won such categories as "Best Author," "Best Blogger," "Best Poet," "Best Twitter Account" and the coveted "Best Long Island Personality" twice.

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