Seattle Channel is honored to receive eight Northwest Regional Emmy-award nominations from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The municipal TV station’s nominations include overall station excellence with the channel competing against some of the region’s commercial and public television stations.
The 2017 nominations were announced Friday night and highlight the quality of several Seattle Channel series, including arts program Art Zone with Nancy Guppy; Citizen University TV, a show offering lessons in civic engagement; and documentary series Community Stories for its animated feature of a Japanese American World War II veteran and a profile of a world-champion breakdance crew. The station was also recognized for its live, televised, town-hall events tackling the topics of education funding and the intersection of race and justice.
“These nominations underscore Seattle Channel’s commitment to connecting Seattle residents with their city by sharing stories about its diverse cultures and history, its artists and activists and producing community forums about pressing public issues,” said Shannon Gee, Seattle Channel interim general manager. “I congratulate the staff, producers and crew on their work.”
The Northwest Regional Emmy Awards will be announced June 3. The Northwest NATAS region includes five states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. A complete listing of the 54th annual Emmy nominations are posted on the NATAS Northwest Chapter’s website.
Here is a listing of Seattle Channel’s Emmy nominations:
Overall Excellence – Seattle Channel, John Giamberso, general manager (retired February 2017)
Arts Entertainment – Program/Special
Art Zone with Nancy Guppy: Nancy Guppy, producer/writer/host; Vincent Pierce, director/videographer/editor; Peggy Lycett, photographer/producer/editor
Historic/Cultural – Program/Special
An American Hero: Frank Nishimura: Shannon Gee, producer/director/photographer/editor; Randy Eng, producer/photographer/animator; Stephen Thomas Cavit, audio engineer/sound design; Ian Devier, animator/photographer; Natalie Eng, animator/photographer; Lawrence Matsuda, writer; Kai Pacifico Eng, animator
Public/Current/Community Affairs – Program/Special
Race, Justice and Democracy: Where Do We Stand?: Enrique Cerna, host/producer; Megan Erb, producer; Shannon Gee, producer/editor; Vincent Pierce, director
Politics/Government – Program/Special
Citizen University TV: Who Has The Power? Eric Liu, producer/host; Norm Ohashi, producer; Randy Eng, photographer/editor; Ben Phillips, associate producer; Jennifer Nerad, web and graphic design; Shannon Gee, senior producer
Interview/Discussion – Program/Special
Seattle Speaks: Making the Grade: Susan Han, senior producer; Brian Callanan, host/producer; Megan Erb, senior producer; Angela King, producer/host; Randy Eng, producer/videographer/editor
Massive Monkees: The Beacon: Shannon Gee, producer/director/photographer/editor; Ian Devier, photographer
An American Hero: Frank Nishimura: Shannon Gee, Randy Eng, Ian Devier, Natalie Eng, Kai Pacifico Eng