Following an impressive 17 nominations KQED has been honored with five Northern California Emmy® Awards, celebrating outstanding achievement in television and by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The 46th Emmy® ceremony, held Saturday, June 3, at the SFJAZZ Center, honored excellence in all fields of television and online production.
The KQED productions honored this year are: Meet Brian Goggin, Gatekeeper to Your Impossible Dreams, which profiles the Bay Area artist as he prepares one of his more improbable public art pieces; Spark: Our Creative Nature, a special feature that highlights three art projects that draw attention to efforts to improve the quality of our land, water and air; Instead of Dividing, a Border Wall of Piñatas Brings Community Together, which explores artist Sita Bhaumik’s installation of hundreds of handmade brick-shaped piñatas to mimic the border wall between the United States and Mexico; KQED Newsroom “Stand Up San Quentin,” which gives viewers an inside look at a prison program where inmates write and perform their own stories; and the digital series Deep Look’s one-of-a-kind peek at the underwater predator — the mantis shrimp — in action.
Arts/Entertainment — Feature/Segment
Meet Brian Goggin, Gatekeeper of Your Impossible Dreams, kqed.org/KQED 9
Cynthia Stone, producer/editor
Arts/Entertainment — Program/Special
Spark: Our Creative Nature, kqed.org/KQED 9
Lori Halloran, senior producer; Sheraz Sadiq, Cynthia Stone, segment producers; Owen Bissell, Blake McHugh, photographers; Aaron Drury, photographer/editor; Eric Limcaoco, Hugh Scott, audio engineers
Public/Current/Community Affairs — Feature/Segment
Instead of Dividing, a Border Wall of Piñatas Brings Community Together, kqed.org/KQED 9
Kelly Whalen, producer/photographer/director/editor