I’d like to thank the academy…

So, get this: Vanderbilt has been nominated for 11, count them, ELEVEN, Emmy awards for our rockin’ Web videos by the Mid-South chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This marks the first time that Vanderbilt has been recognized with the opportunity to compete for the highest honor in television.

NATAS received more than 700 entries for this year’s competition, and
Vanderbilt received more nominations than anyone else in the new
Advanced Media categories. Following are our Emmy categories and
nominations:

Advanced Media Arts/Entertainment: First & Ten Steel Drum Band AND Star
Chamber

Advanced Media Documentary: Freedom Ride 2007 documentary (only
nomination in the category!)
Advanced Media Photographer: Pat Slattery

Advanced Media Public/Current/Community Affairs: Rev. James Lawson
Returns
Advanced Media Sports: Closer VU: Dee Davis AND More Than Just a Game
Advanced Media Video Editor: Pat Slattery
Advanced Media Writer / Producer: Emily Pearce, Lyle Jackson

Advanced Media Public/Current/Community Affairs: Scholar Identity Institute
Advanced Media Writer / Producer: Lyle Jackson

The Emmy Awards will be presented on January 26 – go ‘Dores!

And if that wasn’t enough, Pat Slattery has been selected by NATAS to be inducted into the Silver Circle, which honors quarter-century contributions to the industry. Phil Bell, the NATAS National Trustee, said “From the many deserving nominations we received, one person stood out for his exemplary work and for having touched so many others in the profession.” Congratulations, Pat.

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