And the Emmy went to...Ted Koppel!
The News & Documentary Emmys were awarded last night in lovely New York City at the Sheraton and TK won over the Bourdain Beirut episode.
I know, I can't keep track of all these Emmy shows either. Didn't Kathy Griffin already make that Jesus joke? And who knew Sally Field had such big balls?
The most exciting question before this Emmys was not who would win (because it's an honor just to be nominated, etc.) but what my friend Diane would wear. ("Sure you survived bombs in Beirut but what about your dress?") And she was gorgeous in her red-carpet worthy, full-length, black silk gown.
But there's actually not a red carpet for this show. Each nominee does receive a beautifully printed certificate and invitation to the awards ceremony. While they're invited, it's $500 per person - unless your network buys a table and invites you. If a show wins, they only receive one statuette, but nominees can buy one for themselves.
A huge heartfelt congratulations to everyone who worked on Bourdain in Beirut for your nomination. And most importantly you all looked so glamorous. Please note wondrous Zero Point Zero Executive Producer Lydia Tenaglia who just had a baby boy five weeks ago!
Outstanding Informational Programming - Long Form
"Anthony Bourdain in Beirut" (Travel Channel)
Executive Producers: Myleeta Aga, Lydia Tenaglia
Executive Producer and Producer: Chris Collins
Field Producer: Jerry Risius
Segment Producer: Diane Schutz
Host: Anthony Bourdain
28th Annual Emmy Awards for New & Documentary Winners
28th Annual Emmy Awards for News & Documentary Nominations