Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour)
The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour) is an annual award presented as part of the Primetime Emmy Awards. It was created as Outstanding Cinematography for a Half-Hour Series, incorporating both single and multi-camera programs, in 2008 alongside Outstanding Cinematography for a One Hour Series. From 2011 to 2016, the awards were combined as Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series.
The categories were divided again in 2017. However, only single-camera series are eligible for the award with multi-camera half-hour series competing for Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series.
Winners and nominations
Outstanding Cinematography for a Half-Hour Series
|According to Jim||"The Chaperone"||George Mooradian||ABC|
|In Treatment||"Week 6: Sophie"||Frank Murphy||HBO|
|My Name Is Earl||"Stole a Motorcycle"||Michael Goi||NBC|
|Scrubs||"My Princess"||John Inwood|
|30 Rock||"Rosemary's Baby"||Vanja Cernjul|
||Californication||"In Utero"||Michael Weaver||Showtime|
|According to Jim||"Heaven Opposed to Hell"||George Mooradian||ABC|
|Everybody Hates Chris||"Everybody Hates Back Talk"||Mark Doering-Powell||The CW|
|30 Rock||"Apollo, Apollo"||Matthew Clark||NBC|
|Weeds||"No Man Is Pudding"||Michael Trim||Showtime|
|Weeds||"A Modest Proposal"||Michael Trim||Showtime|
|Gary Unmarried||"Gary Shoots Fish in a Barrel"||Gary Baum||CBS|
|Nurse Jackie||"Apple Bong"||Vanja Cernjul||Showtime|
|30 Rock||"Season 4"||Matthew Clark||NBC|
|Two and a Half Men||"Crude and Uncalled For"||Steven V. Silver||CBS|
Between 2011-2016, half-hour and one-hour series competed for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series.
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour)
|Ballers||"Game Day"||Rodney Taylor||HBO|
|Mozart in the Jungle||"Now I Will Sing"||Tobias Datum||Amazon|
|Silicon Valley||"Success Failure"||Tim Suhrstedt||HBO|
|Transparent||"If I Were a Bell"||Jim Frohna||Amazon|
Programs with multiple wins
- 2 wins
- Californication (consecutive)
Programs with multiple nominations
Totals include nominations for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series. (Totals for Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series are excluded, as this category exclusively recognizes single-camera half-hour series since 2017.)
- "Two New Categories and Rules Modifications", Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, February 24, 2017. Retrieved on March 30, 2017.
- "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
- "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved July 13, 2017.