Locals nominated for Emmys

In Culture, Home by arkansasprogressive

Northwest Arkansas is home to several talented creatives nominated for Emmys through the Mid-America chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Jason Suel, Larry Foley, Dale Carpenter and KHOG all have a chance to bring the statuettes back to Northwest Arkansas.

“Later with Jason Suel” was nominated in the Arts and Entertainment – Program Feature Segment category for its segment titled “Site Specific: The Unexpected.” Now in its fourth season, the show is known for highlighting the best of arts, entertainment and cultural amenities in Northwest Arkansas. The Site Specific segment travels to locations around the region, with most of the show set up as a late-night talk show with Mr. Suel as the host. “Later with Jason Suel” is available to view online and on Fox24 every Saturday night after the 9 p.m. news.

“The Favored Strawberry,” a one-hour documentary produced by University of Arkansas professors Larry Foley and Dale Carpenter, was nominated for several awards. The documentary was filmed at strawberry farms in eight states and features local strawberry grower David Dickey. The film follows Dickey through every step of his process, from plowing and planting, to harvest and sales at the farmer’s market on the historic Fayetteville Square. The program was funded by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Center of Agricultural and Rural Sustainability.

The documentary was nominated for the following awards:

  • Best Documentary – Cultural: UATV, Larry Foley and Dale Carpenter
  • Musical Composition/Arrangement – Larry Foley Productions, James Greeson
  • Writer: Program/Program Feature – University of Arkansas, Larry Foley
  • Photographer: Program – University of Arkansas,  Hayot Tuychiev

Dale Carpenter was also nominated in the Writer:  Program/Program Feature category for “Uncontrolled Variables: A Science Fair Story.” The 52-minute documentary tells the story of students from Alma High School in Crawford County, Alpena High School in Boone County and Haas Hall Academy in Fayetteville as they conceive, then carry out their science fair projects.

KHOG, a news station out of Fort Smith and Fayetteville, was nominated for five Emmys in news categories. The nominations include:

  • Newscast: Evening – “Funeral for Fallen Deputy Special”
  • Breaking News – “Local Officers Shot Wall to Wall Coverage”
  • News Special – “Chronicle: Hidden Horror, the Story of Isaiah Torres”
  • Informational/Instructional/Program Special – “40/29 News Chronicle: When Severe Weather Strikes”
  • Program Promo: Single Spot or Campaign

The Emmys will be awarded Sept. 9 at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis. Congratulations to all the nominees, and thank you for sharing your talents with Northwest Arkansas!