Jeremy Irons has received a 2014 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Narrator for Game of Lions, the documentary by Dereck and Beverly Joubert, which premiered in the USA on NAT GEO in December 2013.
The Emmys will be broadcast live from the Nokia theater in Los Angeles, California, on NBC on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:00pm EST, hosted by Seth Meyers.
Here is the full list of nominees in the category:
Game Of Lions • Nat Geo WILD • Wildlife Films
for National Geographic Channels
Jeremy Irons, Narrator
One Life • Nat Geo WILD • BBC Earth
Daniel Craig, Narrator
Penguins: Waddle All The Way • Discovery
Channel • A John Downer Production for BBC
and Discovery Channel
Jane Lynch, Narrator
Too Cute! • Holiday Special • Animal Planet •
Produced by True Entertainment, LLC for
Henry Strozier, Narrator
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley •
HBO • HBO Documentary Films in association
with George Schlatter Productions and Whoop
Whoopi Goldberg, Narrator
Here’s what the Jouberts had to say about Jeremy Irons as their narrator:
What does Jeremy Irons bring to “Game of Lions” as narrator?
More than you would imagine. He brings a perfection and voice, obviously, but he reads the script with such authority that it reeks of credibility, and so it should. Jeremy
has been a friend and collaborator for 12 years now, on seven films. So he understands every sentence and the behavior that is being described. If he does not understand what I have written, we stop, I convince him that it is correct or we change it. We have come to know Jeremy as a man of such professional integrity and character and personal mettle that very few have.