I closed out 'Point of View: Sandy Hook Promise' among Emmy nominees for Outstanding Commercial by handicapping the nominees.
Now that I've shared the nominees, it's time to make my prediction. If I used just YouTube views as a measure of popularity, then the leader is "Shot on iPhone XS — Don’t mess with Mother" with 37,786,876 views, followed by "Dream Crazy" with 29,983,349 views, "A Great Day in Hollywood" with 561,033 views, "Behind the Mac — Make Something Wonderful" with 466,516 views, and "Point of View" in last place with 242,452 views. It looks like the gun violence control PSA should just be happy to be nominated.I was right to think Nike's "Dream Crazy" was the favorite, as it won. Here is "the most inspirational of all the nominees, Dream Crazy by Nike. It features Colin Kaepernick, so it has a political dimension from that alone."
Now, if this were the People's Choice Awards, I think it would be between "Don't Mess with Mother" and "Dream Crazy" with the latter favored on emotional appeal. However, this is an awards voted on by entertainment professionals, who like flattering or at least interesting portrayals of show business, so I think "A Great Day in Hollywood" has nearly as good a chance of winning as the Nike commercial. My readers and I will find out on the 14th or 15th of September, when the winners of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards are announced. Stay tuned.
Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy enough."Watching that made me tear up."
While it featured overcoming hardship to achieve greatness, the winning commercial also featured the power of diversity of all kinds in sports without being explicit about it. It was also a great example of advertising as art. Congratulations!
I plan on returning with more Emmy winners tomorrow. Stay tuned.
Previous entries in this series.
- 'Point of View: Sandy Hook Promise' among Emmy nominees for Outstanding Commercial
- Nine Emmy nominations for 'Veep' on National Veep Day
- 'RBG' vs. 'Free Solo' and other Oscar nominees at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards
- 'Hostile Planet' vs. 'Our Planet' - Nature and science nominees at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards for National Wildlife Day
- 'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown' earns six nominations at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards for its final season
- 'United Shades of America,' 'Born This Way,' 'Life Below Zero,' 'Deadliest Catch' — unstructured reality shows highlight diversity and nature
- 'Queer Eye,' 'Shark Tank,' and 'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo' — diversity in structured reality programs
- 'RuPaul's Drag Race' leads competition shows at the Emmy Awards while being an example of inclusion and acceptance
- 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' leads talk variety shows in Emmy Awards nominations yet again
- 'Saturday Night Live' leads sketch variety series nominees with 18 Emmy nominations
- 'RBG' ties 'The Sentence' for Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards
- 'Our Planet' and NASA win two Emmy Awards each — nature and science at the Emmy Awards
- 'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown' and 'United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell' both win two Emmy Awards each
- 'Queer Eye' wins four Emmy Awards
- The 2019 Outstanding Television Movie nominees examine politics, technology, and show business
- Outstanding Limited Series nominees show failures of government, large and small
- Outstanding Drama Series Emmy nominees examine politics and family dynamics
- Outstanding Comedy Series nominees at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards include "Veep," a political comedy