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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 17,000 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a six-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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