Hawaii News Now team nominated for ten Emmys, three AP Awards

Hawaii News Now team nominated for ten Emmys, three AP Awards

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On the heels of four outstanding Murrow Awards, Hawaii News Now has just learned of new honors.  First, the Hawaii News Now team has received ten Emmy nominations, including the top two awards.

  • Station Excellence: "Hawaii News Now"
  • News Excellence: "Hawaii News Now"
  • General Assignment Report: "American Samoa Tsunami" – Tim Sakahara & Oscar Valenzuela
  • Feature News Report: "Black Friday in Alaska – The Tsunami of 1964" – Malika Dudley
  • Graphics Animation: "Hawaii News Now" – Chris Drew
  • News Promo Campaign: "Why Did The Anchor Cross The Road?" – Candace Hirleman, Troy Siruno, Ted Obringer and Tina Ludewig
  • Documentary: "The Genius of Aging" – Karisse Sakahara
  • Historic/Cultural Program: "Lantern Floating Hawaii" – Roy Ho & Shinji Kondo
  • Best Live Direction: "Lantern Floating Hawaii" – Kenny Koarashi
  • Best Live Direction: "Keaola Beamer & Friends" – Michael Harris (on KHET)

The Emmys will be handed out on Saturday, May 15th in San Francisco. 

Hawaii News Now has also been nominated for three Associated Press Awards.

  • Best Live Coverage: "Eddie Aikau Surf Contest" – Hawaii News Now
  • Best Coverage of an Ongoing Story: "Father Damien's Canonization" – Steve Uyehara, George Hurd & Paul Omengkar
  • Best Special Program: "Father Damien: Hawaii's Saint" – Hawaii News Now

The AP Awards will be handed out on June 12th in Southern California.