Caps Red Line Nominated for an Emmy Award
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have announced today that Caps Red Line – Episode One has been nominated for a 2010 Emmy Award by the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS-NCCB). The 53rd Emmy Awards will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC.
The episode, which aired Feb. 17, 2010, featured several fan-favorite segments including, Cruisin’ with Nicklas Backstrom, X's and O's with Matt Bradley and a behind the scenes look at Mike Green's GEICO commercial shoot. The official nominees are: Timothy Libeau, Editor (Base Productions, Inc.), Chuck Roseberry, Producer (Base Productions, Inc.), Joe Dupriest, Vice President, Chief Marketing Office (Washington Capitals) and Mike Wurman, Director, Game Entertainment & TV Production (Washington Capitals). This is Red Line’s first Emmy nomination.
“This nomination is really a testament to all of those who have worked tirelessly to produce the show, including executive producer Michael Wurman, the great staff at Base Productions, Caps public relations and marketing staff members and our show talent Guerin Austin, Elliot Segal and Mike Vogel,” said Dupriest. “Our goal was to give the fans an inside look at the players and the game of hockey. We look forward to raising the bar even higher next season and finding new ways to keep our fans both entertained and informed.”
Caps Red Line, which recently completed its third season, began as a series of segments during the 2008-09 campaign and grew to new heights in 2009-10 with the addition of host Guerin Austin and newly created segments Cruisin’ and X’s and O’s.
NATAS-NCCB is a non-profit, professional organization serving the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. television community. The Academy's Emmy Award is the industry's benchmark for the recognition of television excellence.