NPT picked up six nominations when the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced their Midsouth Regional Emmy© Award nominations last night at the offices of Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) on Music Row.
In the DOCUMENTARY/CULTURAL category, Matthew Emigh and Linda Wei got a nomination for The Gift: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection at Fisk University.
In the DOCUMENTARY/HISTORICAL category, NPT vice-president of content and technology, Kevin Crane, got a nomination for his work on Tennessee Civil War 150: Songs & Stories, an honor he shares with Steve Hall, Ken Tucker and Barry Cross of The Renaissance Center, which produced the program.
In the PUBLIC AFFAIRS category, two programs got nominations. Will Pedigo, Emigh and Crane got a nod for Next Door Neighbors: Sudanese, while Crane and Ed Jones picked one up for Tennessee Civil War 150: Secession.
In the COMMUNITY SERVICE category, our Children’s Health Crisis Project got nominations for Crane, Beth Curley, Mary Makley, Kathy Edson, Will Pedigo, Jo Ann Scalf and Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
Tennessee Crossroads executive producer Ken Simington got a nomination in the DIRECTOR/PROGRAM category for his Tennessee Crossroads: Sweet Treats special.
Congratulations also to those programs that aired on NPT that also got nominations, among them Janet’s Planet, Mother Goose, Creative License, Tennessee Wild Side, Nashville Rises and The Battle of Johnsonville, and to Steve Hall for his writing nomination for Tennessee Civil War 150: Songs and Stories. The Zinghoppers, which recently joined the NPT lineup, also got a nomination. And a special congratulations to Barry Simmons and Sons of Lwala for its nomination in DOCUMENTARY/CULTURAL category. The film has come a long way. It was the recipient of the NPT Human Spirit Award at the 2008 Nashville Film Festival.
The twenty-sixth Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards will be given out at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on March 17, 2012. For a complete list of this year’s nominations, please the Nashville Emmy® Awards online.