The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram has been nominated for five Boston/New England Emmy Awards. Nominees were announced Wednesday night and winners will be named June 7 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.
The newspaper’s nominees and categories are:
• Gabe Souza, Video Journalist, for “Homeless in Portland” and “Rallying through the North Woods.” The first told the story of a homeless man in Portland over the course of several winter days, and the second was about a dirt-road racer.
• Shawn Patrick Ouellette and Amelia Kunhardt, Health and Science, for “The Long Goodbye,” a story about a husband caring for his wife for nearly 20 years after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
• Amelia Kunhardt, Societal Concerns, for “Three Shots on Roy Road,” a documentary about a Maine State Police trooper’s shooting of a teenager in West Paris.
“These nominations underscore both our commitment to multimedia reporting and the talent of our staff,” said Managing Editor Steve Greenlee. “The Emmys have no ‘newspaper’ categories. We’re nominated alongside the top TV stations and public television outlets in New England, impressive shows like ‘Chronicle,’ and major web video outlets including The Boston Globe. We’re fortunate to have such talented videographers at the Press Herald, and we look forward to doing even greater work in the months ahead.”
Other nominees from Maine include WGME-TV for Best Newscast, Smaller Markets; WMTW-TV for its Blizzard of 2013 coverage; MPBN’s “Maine Watch with Jennifer Rooks” for its coverage of bullying; MPBN for its “Sustainable Maine: Return of a River” coverage in the Environmental category; MPBN for “Sixteenth Maine at Gettysburg” in the Historical/Cultural Programs category; MPBN for “The Commodore” in the Interstitial category; WMTW for “Rise Up Against Bullying,” Public Service; MPBN, Daniel Lambert, for his editing work on “Sixteenth Maine at Gettysburg” and “The History of Taps”; Dan Cashman, Program Host/Moderator, for “The Nite Show”; WGME, Bill Barton, News Photographer; and WCSH, Kirk Cratty, Video Essay, for “400 Miles of Bike Maine.”
At the awards ceremonies on June 7, the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will give actor Leonard Nimoy its Governors’ Award in recognition of his long career in TV and film. Nimoy, 83, grew up in Boston.