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Deadliest Catch crew hopes to haul in some Emmys

On deck with some of the salty stars of this long-lived reality show with Seattle ties

SEATTLE — Evening has been a fan of Deadliest Catch for its entire 15 years and we’ve got the stories to prove it.

We hung out with the late/great Captain Phil Harris of the Cornelia Marie in 2006. We got Captain Keith Colburn to share his favorite seafood recipe with us aboard The Wizard in 2013. It was halibut. Not crab.

Jake Anderson gave us a tour of The Northwestern in 2015 and talked about his book Relapse, which chronicled his battle with drug addiction. We even burned rubber with now-retired Captain Jonathan Hillstrand, of the Time Bandit, a few years ago at his Maple Valley Home.

This year the show is nominated for 3 Emmys: Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program, Outstanding Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program, and Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program.

Longtime cast member Captain Sig Hansen will be a presenter and his daughter Mandy - captain in training - may present as well. We all want to know what they’ll wear to the podium. Rubber bibs? Life jackets? Does Grunden’s make a tux?

We wish Deadliest Catch luck and hope the Catch crew hauls in three more trophies to add to the 16 they already have.

The Creative Arts Emmys (Where Deadliest Catch nominations and potential wins will be announced) take place on Sept. 14 and 15th. The Primetime Emmys take place on Sept. 22.

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