The Chicago/Midwest chapter of the National Academy Arts and Sciences announced nominees last Thursday night at Rockit Bar and Grill.
Hosted by WCIU’s “The Jam” team of Jordan Cornette, Danielle Robay and Felicia Lawrence, nominations were announced in a total of twenty-eight categories.
Among those nominated were Ogilvy, Chicago, who has been tearing up awards show left and right this year. This time they are nominated for Outstanding Achievement for Commercials – Single Spot with their fun and engaging commercial for The Blackhawks.
In the spot titled “Our Rinks with Darling and Hartman,” Hawks players Ryan Hartman and Scott Darling visit Chicago area kids who show their dedication to hockey. Whether the kids were playing in an alley, a basement, or a driveway, the players declared each of the locations an official Blackhawks Practice Rink.
Also nominated was agency Schafer Condon Cone, who continues their great work for The (Go!) Cubs in the Outstanding Achievement for Commercials – Campaign. In one of the genuinely touching spots, titled “Anthony Rizzo – That Cub,” the first baseman visits one of his fans, Ethan, in the hospital.
Scott Marvel and Daily Planet found themselves nominated for two Emmys. One for Outstanding Achievement for Community/Public Service (PSAs) – Single Spot/Campaign for “How Do You Find An Angel?” It’s a moving spot for Imerman Angels who provides personalized connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. The spot features a female jogger running through the woods passing the different stages of cancer treatment from diagnosis to recovery.
Marvel says, “We really love the whole organization and what they stand for. We discovered they get a lot of people running in their marathons to raise money for cancer support. We wanted to give these runners a tool that shows why they’re running. They can post a personal story around the video and raise a lot of money for the cause. Our director, Michael Gabriele, was so moved by Imerman’s mission, he signed up to run for them.”
The other nomination was for their mockumentary where the entire office embraces the Vegan way of life.
Also nominated were Mary Kay Cook, Rocco Cataldo and Mike Kwielford (cinematographer) from Potenza Productions for their wonderful experimental dance film, “Emergence,” which is about the immigrant experience told through movement and music. The film received two nominations, one for Outstanding Achievement for Arts/Entertainment Programming and another for Outstanding Crafts Achievement: Photography.
Cook had this response upon learning of their noms, “We are thrilled to be nominated for two Emmys. It’s great to see the Academy recognizing more diverse work, and we are proud to be included in this stellar group of nominees.”
And finally, everyone’s favorite traffic reporter was nominated for her second Emmy. Fox-32’s Jenny Milkowski, who entertains her Instagram and Facebook followers daily with her Polish translations and cat adventures, found herself nominated again for Outstanding Crafts Achievement for On-Camera Talent – Traffic/Transportation Reporter. Milkowski also won before at CBS-2 for writing.
The Emmy Ceremony will take place on Saturday, December 2nd at the Swissotel, 323 E. Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago. The ceremony will also be live streamed. For a full list of nominees, click here.
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