Posts Tagged ‘Emmy Awards’

ESPN Gets Emmy Nomination for November Nine Coverage

by , Mar 18, 2010 | 11:03 am

We’re no TV experts here — when is Gilligan’s Island gonna get the trophy it deserves? — but we knew we were looking at something special on the small screen watching Joe Cada upend the hopes and dreams of Darvin Moon and logger poker players everywhere. (Phil Ivey probably had something to do with that, too.)

Sure enough, for the second year in a row, ESPN’s WSOP coverage got an Emmy nomination.

Specifically it was for the November Nine coverage in the category “Outstanding Live Event Turnaround”.

I think they’re referring to the fine TV production work of Dave Swartz, Matt Maranz, and the 441 Productions crew, moreso than the chipstack turnaround of Cada.

ESPN Gets Emmy Nomination for November Nine?

by , Apr 28, 2009 | 10:45 am

News to me … but that’s what ESPN dude Doug White (Sr. Director of Programming and Acquisitions) said on the WSOP Conference Call. They got it for live event coverage. Woot, congrats — go poker! But really? Did they see the blurriness in the background? And did they know how terribly the heads-up was handled? And did they realize it wasn’t “live” live? OK, sorry, not to throw the ESPN dudes under the Emmy bus … but really, they can’t win for 2008, can they?

Yet with an extra year to fine-tune, it’s gotta be pretty good that they know they have something to shoot for this year. Poker winning an Emmy would definitely be a big deal.

UPDATE: Apparently the Sports Emmys were last night. Trying to find a list of nominees and who won … but no luck so far.