The company responsible for producing the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the inaugural European Games in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku last year has been nominated for six Daytime Emmy Awards.
Greece’s Dimitris Papaioannou, artistic director of the Opening Ceremony, has been nominated in two categories - Outstanding Directing Special Class and Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design.
FiveCurrents team members are also in the running for awards in the categories of Outstanding Lighting Direction, Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing, Outstanding Music Direction and Composition and Outstanding Costume Design/Styling.
Daytime Emmy Awards are presented by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming.
Emmys are considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards for film, Grammy Awards for music and Tony Awards for theatre.
The awards ceremony is due to take place on May 1 in Los Angeles.
FiveCurrents were contracted to produce the Baku 2015 Opening and Closing Ceremonies in the year prior to the Games.
They are most notably responsible for producing the Ceremonies for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games and the Rio 2007 and Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games, among others.
The Rio 2007 and Guadalajara 2011 Opening Ceremonies both received Emmy Awards for Outstanding Costume Design/Styling.
The Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics, which FiveCurrents also worked on, received eight Emmy Awards.
Founded by its President Scott Givens, FiveCurrents has worked on 11 Olympic Games and four Paralympic Games in all.
In 2005, Papaioannou received the Golden Cross of the Order of Honour, which recognises outstanding artistic achievement, from the President of Greece for his work on the Athens 2004 Olympic Games Ceremonies.
The Baku 2015 Opening and Closing Ceremonies were both held at the National Stadium, the 68,700-capacity venue which was opened in March 2015 - three months prior to the Games.