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Me and My Emmy
August 15, 2018

Me and My Emmy: Clark Germain

  • Corey Nickols

Primetime Emmy Tally: One

How He Got the Gold: As scoring mixer for Mozart in the Jungle, which won for outstanding sound mixing for a comedy or drama series (half- hour) and animation in 2017.

Now for the Noms: Germain has been nominated twice; the first time was in 1991, for outstanding sound mixing for a variety or music series or a special, for his work on The 63rd Annual Academy Awards.

Private Party: "The [2017] Emmy show happened to fall on my wedding anniversary, so it was particularly fun. Amazon sent a limo for us, and my wife and I felt like the Governors Ball was our private anniversary party. I let her know not to expect this treatment every year!"

Emmy, Meet Grammy: "When I first brought Emmy home, Grammy [he won in 2004 for his work on Wayne Shorter's Alegría] wanted nothing to do with her. Now that they have spent some time together, they get along fine on the same shelf."

Jungle Story: "I got involved with Mozart with a phone call from my friend [executive music producer] Suzie Katayama to record a single string date. From there it grew into six months of wonderful work! From the producers to [executive in charge of music] Bob Bowen and the entire Amazon music staff, the actors, musicians and music supervisors, [re-recording mixer] Andy D'Addario and the post team, everyone was a joy to work with."

Gratitude Attitude: "I get to do what I love for a living. I have been very fortunate to work with a myriad of extremely talented people. There have been countless times throughout my career that I have stopped, mid-session, to think, 'I'm getting paid for this!'"

This article originally appeared in emmy magazine, Issue No. 6, 2018

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