‘Black Sails’: Will gun battles, sword fights win Emmy #2 for Best Sound Editing?

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Black Sails” is Emmy’s reigning champ for Best Sound Editing, but can it win again this year? The Starz period drama is a prequel to the classic Robert Louis Stevenson tale “Treasure Island,” set several decades earlier during the Golden Age of piracy. This lavish production offers a plethora of epic ship sounds, loud gun battles and swashbuckling sword fights in every episode, so it’s no wonder the show was the TV academy’s favorite last year. 

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Eligible TV academy members will be voting on the sound of the Season 2 finale (episode XVIII) which pits Flint (Toby Stephens) against his nemesis Vane (Zach McGowan) once more. All of that action on the high seas makes for a non-stop hour. Emmy voting ends Aug. 28, with the Creative Arts ceremony slated for Sept. 12.

Rival Emmy nominees in this year’s Best Sound Editing race are “Boardwalk Empire” (episode “The Good Listener”), “Game of Thrones” (episode “Hardhome”), “Gotham” (episode “All Happy Families Are Alike”), “Daredevil” (episode “Speak Of The Devil”) and “The Walking Dead” (episode “Conquer”).

Black Sails” won this Emmy and Best Visual Effects last year. It’s nominated in the latter again this year as well, so it could potentially double its haul for Starz. How many Emmys do YOU think it will win? Sound off at the bottom of this post and be sure to join the discussion in our TV forum.

Photo: ‘Black Sails.’ Credit: Starz/Courtesy/REX

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