Photo credit: Michael Wurman
The local Emmy awards were held in Baltimore on Saturday night, but because Aleister Ochvekin sucked up all the attention with his third career Hart trophy, you might not have heard about it. Still, some talented people who cover our favorite sports team were honored, and we’re here to give you the run-down.
Guerin Austin and Todd Burger (Photo credit: @guerinaustin)
Elliot Segal of DC101’s Elliot in the Morning; Guerin Austin, host of in-game entertainment; and Michael Wurman, the man behind all of the video and stuff at Verizon Center, also make the Caps Red Line show. CRL has brought us marvels like Professor Bradley, behind-the-scenes of the Ovechtrick commercial, and Crusin’ with Mike Ribeiro.
Segal, Austin, and Wurman took home the Emmy for Best Sports Series along with their colleagues Joe Dupriest, Chuck Roseberry, Torrey Smith, Timothy Libeau, and Todd Burger. The show has won the award three years in a row. Bravo, guys!
Comcast SportsNet anchor and friend-of-the-blog Michael Jenkins is silly. He’s also a scary-smart guy who approaches his craft in a way that’s engaging, informative, and entertaining. Jenkins was awarded the prestigious Best Male Sports Anchor Emmy– deservedly so. He’s now won four in his career. IN YOUR FACE, LeBron.
Still a classic.
Finally, Caps Central host Rob Carlin won an Emmy as well– not for his work with the Caps, but for the Redskins Postgame Live, which won for Daily/Weekly Sports Program.
Joe Beninati was nominated for Best Sports Play By Play/Analyst, losing out to Trevor Matich. Boooooooo.
RMNB got some hardware too. Technical awards were announced earlier in the evening outside a Beltsville IHOP. RMNB received Best Coverage of a Death Rock Hurling Towards the Earth Emmy, Best Sarcastic Clap Emmy (Peter Hassett), and Best Coverage of a DC Superstar Athlete’s Announcement of Favorite Color Emmy (Ian Oland). We’d like to thank our agents and Kanye West.
Make sure to check out all the Emmy winners and thank them for their work. That stuff ain’t easy. Also, please skip over the the page where Larry Michael was given the Board of Governors Award. He is the worst thing to television journalism since Inside Edition.