WRAL-TV and FOX 50 Among MidSouth Emmy Nominees

National Academy of Television Arts & SciencesWRAL-TV and FOX 50 have both received multiple nods from the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Scienes (NATAS) with 38 nominations for the Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards.

WRAL-TV received 28 nominations for news, promotion and more, including the prestigious news excellence.  While FOX 50 does not have a news department, their Creative Services team nabbed ­­­­10 nominations for their graphic and promotion work.

Also announced, WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter David Crabtree will be honored with induction into the NATAS Silver Circle, which honors contributions to broadcasting over a quarter of a century.  Crabtree will be inducted and the Emmy winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville on January 31, 2015.  The event will mark the twenty-ninth presentation of the Mid-South Emmy Awards.

The WRAL-TV and FOX 50 nominees are:

NEWS EXCELLENCE
WRAL-TV

NEWSCAST/EVENING
Kidnapped Victim Rescued – Kimberly Ursich, Jay Nelson WRAL-TV

NEWSCAST/MORNING
February Snow – Kianey Carter, Joseph Thomas, Renee Chou, Elizabeth Gardner, Tricia Howard, WRAL-TV

BREAKING NEWS
February Snow – Rick Gall, Debra Morgan, Adam Owens, Michael Giunta, Elizabeth Gardner, Miranda Dotson, Kelly Riner, Leyla Santiago, Jamie Thomas, Cullen Browder, Waliya Lari, Nathan Johnson, WRAL-TV

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT – WITHIN 24 HOURS
Dachau to Durham – Bruce Mildwurf, WRAL-TV
Inspirational Eagle Scout – Richard Adkins, WRAL-TV

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT – NO TIME LIMIT
Medical Miracle – Bruce Mildwurf, Edward Wilson, WRAL-TV

CONTINUING COVERAGE – WITHIN 24 HOURS
Kidnapped Victim Rescued – Aysu Basaran, Miranda Dotson, Chad Flowers, WRAL-TV

SERIOUS FEATURE NEWS REPORT
Cradles for Angels – David Crabtree, Keith Baker, WRAL-TV

SERIOUS FEATURE NEWS SERIES
Remembering Nelson Mandela – David Crabtree, Petrick James, WRAL-TV

LIGHT FEATURE NEWS SERIES
US Open at Pinehurst – Leesa Moore, Debra Morgan, Ken Smith, Jeff Gravley, Tony W. Gupton, Lori Grant, Gerald Owens, WRAL-TV

NEWS SPECIAL
Mighty Endeavor – James A. Ford, Jr., Waliya Lari, Stephanie Moore, John Renigar, WRAL-TV

SPORTS NEWS FEATURE
Coach K’s Court – Mandy Mitchell, WRAL-TV
Willie McRae – Gerald Owens, Greg Clark, WRAL-TV

DOCUMENTARY/TOPICAL
Cut Loose and Cut Off – Clay Johnson, Jay Jennings, Bill Leslie, WRAL-TV

MAGAZINE PROGRAM
Tar Heel Traveler Bluegrass Special – Scott Mason, WRAL-TV

PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Stand Up, Speak Out, Stop Bullying – Randy Mews, Jackie Hyland, WRAL-TV

INTERACTIVITY
#MissionOrMoney – Shelly Leslie, Shan Zhong, Jodi Leese Glusco, Stephanie Beck, Dave Henderson, Clay Johnson, Jay Jennings, Jeff Gravley, Mandy Mitchell, Joe Ovies, Adam Gold, James Alverson, WRAL-TV

PROMO SPOT/NEWS SAME DAY
WRAL Investigates: Lottery Cheaters – Justin Arner, WRAL-TV

PROMO SPOT/PROGRAM
#MissionOrMoney – Shelly Leslie, Christian McIlwain, WRAL-TV
COSMOS Kid of the Week – Marc Derro, Gayle Hardy, FOX 50
Feud / Two Men Dance Combo – Marc Derro, FOX 50
Stand Up, Speak Out, Stop Bullying – Phyllis Parish Howard, Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV

PROMO SPOT/IMAGE
FOX & Me Holiday Spot – Karin Fullington, Gayle Hardy, Justin Owen, FOX 50
Super January – Marc Derro, Phillipe Charles, Justin Owen, Terri Overby, Sierra Clarke, FOX 50

PROMO CAMPAIGN
Lip Dub 2014 – Marc Derro, Phillipe Charles, Karin Fullington, Gayle Hardy, Justin Owen, Scott Reid, Terri Overby, Sierra Clarke, Jason Robert Matthews, Kevin Kolbe, FOX 50

ANIMATION
Shan Animation Composite – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV

AUDIO
Shan Audio Composite – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV

DIRECTOR/SHORT FORM
Lip Dub 2014 – Marc Derro, Phillipe Charles, FOX 50
Stop Bullying – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV

EDITOR/SHORT FORM
Character Matters – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV
Shan Editor Composite – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV
WRAL Investigates – Justin Arner, WRAL-TV

GRAPHIC ARTS
Shan Graphic Arts Composite – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV

MUSIC COMPOSER/ARRANGER
FOX & Me Holiday spot – Karin Fullington, FOX 50
FOX 50 Lip Dub 2014 – Phillipe Charles, FOX 50

SET DESIGN
WRAL Ice Desk – William W. Burch, WRAL-TV

WRITER/SHORT FORM
FOX & Me Holiday Spot – Karin Fullington, FOX 50
FOX 50 Lip Dub 2014 – Phillipe Charles, FOX 50

Find a complete list of all nominees in the Midsouth region HERE

Congratulations to all our deserving nominees!

Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Rick Gall & WRAL-TV’s Shelly Leslie for this capcom scoop.

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