Deadliest Catch wins all 4 Emmy's, King Crab moves to Antarctica

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It's official! Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch is an Emmy winning show.

Finally reality viewers and Deadliest Catch fans (and junkies) can say they're watching quality reality television. Deadliest Catch was nominated this season for four Emmy's. "Deadliest Catch" went up against "Myth Busters" for Outstanding Reality Program and won.

"Deadliest Catch" also captured the Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography, Outstanding Picture Editing and Outstanding sound mixing. This is great news for fans (and cast members and producers and editors and cameramen) who've been watching the show for a long time. The creative arts industry has affirmed and acknowledged the intelligent and inspiring television that most of its viewers have seen as the show developed into a more intense interpersonal drama from a random story of water cowboys searching for bounty and a big payday.

When we're watching "Deadliest Catch" and action on the deck, particularly dangerous waves and dangerous steel cages falling and shaking all over the place, cameras mounted on the ship's deck are recording the action. Like most reality shows, cameramen catch the cast and crew members in what have been dubbed in every reality series as "confessionals." The camera catches a cast member alone and the cast member either relays a fear, explains why he (or she) behaved a certain way, or vents off in a spout of anger.

Some of "Deadliest Catch's" favorite confessionals are Captain Sig, cursing and screaming. Something he tries not to do in front of anybody else, except the cameramen. Captain Phil's confessionals were always telling of a conflicting father son/ business manager employee relationship he had with his two sons.

In Antarctica, global warming is credited for the transition of 1.5 millions crabs into Antarctica's underwater ecosystem. The discovery of millions of crabs on the Antarctica sea shelf prompted Discovery writers to question if the Emmy winning series should move to Antarctica to tape the next King Crab season. Antarctica is nowhere near the Bering Strait where "Deadliest Catch" is filmed. And the migration of the King Crab to Antarctica is unlikely related to crab fishing done in the Bering Sea.

In fact, it's likely that the show's popularity made the crab migration a newsworthy story rather than vice versa. Or someone may be suggesting that Discovery pick up a second series: "Deadliest Catch: Antarctica." Check out the King Crab in Antarctica here.

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