LCF’s Mazin Wins Emmy Acclaim for ‘Chernobyl’

The team from “Chernobyl,” including La Cañada Flintridge resident Craig Mazin (at microphone), accepts the award for outstanding limited series or movie at the Emmy Awards on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
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The team from “Chernobyl,” including La Cañada Flintridge resident Craig Mazin (at microphone), accepts the award for outstanding limited series or movie at the Emmy Awards on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

La Cañada Flintridge resident and “Chernobyl” creator Craig Mazin struck Emmy gold last weekend, picking up two trophies for the HBO drama that altogether collected 10 of the statuettes, including seven Creative Arts Emmys the show received the previous weekend. Continue reading “LCF’s Mazin Wins Emmy Acclaim for ‘Chernobyl’”

NASA-JPL, ‘Chernobyl’ Win Creative Arts Emmys

Team members from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Public Engagement and Digital News offices gathered on stage
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Team members from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Public Engagement and Digital News offices gathered on stage with those of the Mars InSight mission and with JPL Deputy Director Larry James at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy awards last weekend, where they won for outstanding original interactive program. The awards were held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

La Cañada Flintridge’s influence was clearly on display at the Creative Arts Emmy event last weekend. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory won an Emmy for outstanding original interactive program for NASA’s InSight Mars mission on NASA TV, while LCF resident Craig Mazin’s HBO drama “Chernobyl” took home seven awards. Continue reading “NASA-JPL, ‘Chernobyl’ Win Creative Arts Emmys”

Mazin’s ‘Chernobyl’ Earns 19 Emmy Nominations

Craig Mazin (center), creator of HBO’s “Chernobyl,” consults with director Johan Renck and executive producer Jane Featherstone.
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Craig Mazin (center), creator of HBO’s “Chernobyl,” consults with director Johan Renck and executive producer Jane Featherstone.

The widely praised HBO drama “Chernobyl,” created by La Cañada Flintridge resident Craig Mazin, this week earned an impressive 19 Emmy nominations, including a nod to Mazin for outstanding writing.
In a statement, executive producer Mazin said he was “thrilled” about the honors for his five-part miniseries about the 1986 Chernobyl event in Soviet Ukraine, the worst nuclear plant disaster in history. Continue reading “Mazin’s ‘Chernobyl’ Earns 19 Emmy Nominations”

LCF Resident Seeks Specific Reaction From Nuclear-Disaster Drama ‘Chernobyl’

Craig Mazin works with Jared Harris and Stellan Skarsgard on the set of Mazin’s HBO miniseries “Chernobyl,” premiering Monday. Mazin and his wife, Melissa, recently were honored by the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation.
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Craig Mazin works with Jared Harris and Stellan Skarsgard on the set of Mazin’s HBO miniseries “Chernobyl,” premiering Monday. Mazin and his wife, Melissa, recently were honored by the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation.

La Cañada Flintridge resident Craig Mazin, the writer and executive producer of HBO’s upcoming “Chernobyl,” wants the historical drama’s viewers to think about what happens when truth is ignored because it doesn’t fit into a narrative.
The five-part miniseries about the 1986 Chernobyl event in Soviet Ukraine — believed to be the most disastrous nuclear power plant accident in history — is set to premiere Monday, May 6.
“I want them to think about what it means to live in a government where people at the highest level are lying to you all the time,” Mazin, who recently was honored for his service on behalf of LCF’s public schools, said in a recent phone interview. “I want them to think about what it means to live in a world where a lot of what is purported to be true is not.” Continue reading “LCF Resident Seeks Specific Reaction From Nuclear-Disaster Drama ‘Chernobyl’”

‘Hangover’ Movie Writer Makes LCF His ‘Wolfpack’

No, Craig Mazin will not let his 11-year-old son watch “Hangover III.”
The movie — which was co-written by Mazin, the incoming president of the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation — opens this week. It’s the final installment in the franchise that includes the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time. The wickedly nefarious trilogy follows a quartet of friends on a series of comedic adventures.
“I think I know, as well as anybody, whether or not [he] should see this movie,” said Mazin, who also helped write the second of the “Hangover” films. “And the answer is, ‘No!’”
Lots of people have seen the movies, of course. Including lots of LCF residents.
“I sometimes worry because [this] is a conservative town,” Mazin, 42, said. “But I’ve never received any negative comments, no one’s ever scoffed. I think people understand: It’s a movie. Continue reading “‘Hangover’ Movie Writer Makes LCF His ‘Wolfpack’”