Outtakes Online: ‘Five-0′ earns Emmy nominations

Jul. 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

"Hawaii Five-0 reenacts the 1941 December 7th attack in "Ho'onani makua kāne (Honor Thy Father)." (Courtesy CBS)


“Hawaii Five-0″ reenacts the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor in an episode nominated for an Emmy Award.

BY MIKE GORDON / mgordon@staradvertiser.com

Three days into shooting its new season and CBS drama “Hawaii Five-0” is already having a week to remember. On Thursday the series was nominated for two Emmy Awards, one for stunts and the other visual effects.

Jeff Cadiente, the show’s stunt coordinator, was nominated for a body of work and a nine-person team led by John Hartigan, the “Five-0” special effects coordinator, was nominated for outstanding visual effects in a supporting role.

This is Cadiente’s third nomination for work on “Five-0.” He was nominated in 2011 and 2012.

Hartigan’s team worked on an episode that was special to the cast and crew — a look at the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and the internment of Japanese citizens that followed. “Five-0” shot an explosive scene on Ford Island and then recreated a World War II internment camp in a Wahiawa field that was accurate right down to the size of the guard tower.

Executive producer Peter Lenkov said he was ecstatic.

“I’m going to throw out all humility and say we deserve the noms,” he said in an email. “We have the best crew working in TV, so it’s no surprise the voters recognize that too.”

Actor Daniel Dae Kim, who plays Chin Ho Kelly on the show, also heaped praise on the production team.

“The Emmys don’t often nominate crime procedurals like ours for awards, so it’s an honor and a big thrill, especially since the nomination is for the episode that dealt with the Japanese internment, a subject that means a great deal to me,” he said via text message. “Those who follow me on social media though, already know I’ve been advocating award recognition for our stunt team for a while. I don’t think there’s another show on TV that does bigger stunts week in and week out than ‘Hawaii Five-0.’”

The competition is fierce in both categories.

The stunt category also includes “The Black List,” “Grimm” and “Revolution” from NBC and “Game of Thrones” and “True Blood” from HBO.

The visual effects category also includes “Almost Human” and “Cosmos” from Fox, “Black Sails” and “Da Vinci’s Demons” from Starz, “Mob City” from TNT, “Vikings” from the History Channel and “The Walking Dead” from AMC.

The winners will be announced Aug. 25 on NBC.
Mike Gordon covers film and television in Hawaii for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Email him at mgordon@staradvertiser.com and follow him on Twitter. Read his weekly “Outtakes” column Sundays in the Star-Advertiser.

  • Alex O’s Place

    So excited for Hawaii Five-0. This might cause a war with me and my hubby. My favorite show is H50, his is a Walking Dead fan.

  • badgerly

    The over-all acting for the Pearl Harbour episode deserves recognition, but they don’t have a category for that.