Asbury Well Represented in Emmy Nominations

Asbury University alumni, faculty and students have garnered recognition from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recently with 24 awards, nominations and honorable mentions.

Graduates have been nominated for 14 Emmy Awards for different projects at Kentucky television stations; Professor Doug Smart was nominated for two Emmys related to his work on Asbury’s sitcom, “Friends Like You”; and students either attending or associated with Asbury (through summer academic camps) received four Student Production Awards and four honorable mentions.

“It is especially gratifying to see our students win awards in so many diverse categories: an animation of a lightening bug, a news story from the Sochi Olympics, a documentary about tobacco and a brief dramatic story about Adam and Eve,” said Dr. Jim Owens, dean of Asbury’s School for Communication Arts. “This diversity exemplifies the value of studying at a liberal arts education and speaks to the multidimensional nature of our program.”

The Student Production Awards will be recognized — and the winners of the professional Emmy Awards will be announced — at a gala hosted by the Ohio Valley region of the Academy on Aug. 2. The Ohio Valley region encompasses Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana.

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A super-short film titled Le Spark, by Nathaniel Winckler '14 and Jennifer Silver '14, was recognized by the National Academy for Television Arts and Sciences.
College University Category

Short Form-Fiction

Le Spark
: Nathaniel Winckler and Jennifer Silver
: Will McBride 

Short Form Non-Fiction (Journalism Project)
Ashes to Ashes
: Julia Stark and Joel Sams

Honorable Mentions
In the Beginning
: Bryce Ury
Play Dead
: Kyle Thiele
: Zack Brewer

Asbury-related High School Category

Pie Thief
: Jake Kenniv and Sarah Owens (Created during Asbury Film Camp)

Honorable Mention, Editing
Pin Trading/Sochi Olympics: Sarah Owens (Created with Asbury students in Sochi for WLEX)

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Professor Doug Smart spearheads Asbury's award-winning sitcom, Friends Like You.
Asbury Faculty: Professional Category Emmy Nominations

Doug Smart: Nominated for two Emmys for the Asbury Sitcom, “Friends Like You 

Asbury Alumni: Professional Category Emmy Nominations
Chrissy Pullinger ‘07: Nominated for two Emmys
Brandon Wickey ‘99: Nominated for one Emmy
Brock Smith ‘08: Nominated for nine Emmys
Steve Webb ’03: Nominated for two Emmys

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