Kingston, RI-April 13, 2016-World War II Foundation/Tim Gray Media documentary films have been nominated for a total of 8 regional Emmy Awards at this year’s 39th annual Boston/New England Awards competition. Nominations were announced last night in Boston.
Films nominated include: Omaha Beach: Honor and Sacrifice and The American St. Nick. Both documentaries are airing right now on hundreds of PBS stations across the United States.
Another World War II Foundation/Tim Gray Media documentary, Doolittle’s Raiders: A Final Toast is also being considered for nomination for an Emmy Award in the program category in the Washington, DC Emmy Awards competition.
Nominations in the New England competition were in the categories of: Outstanding Program (Omaha Beach), Outstanding Historical/Cultural Program (American St. Nick), Outstanding program Writing (Tim Gray, Omaha Beach and American St. Nick), Outstanding Program Editing (Jim Karpeichik, Ocean State Video, American St. Nick), Outstanding Photography (Jim Karpeichik, Ocean State Video, Omaha Beach and American St. Nick) and Music (Roger Cichy, American St. Nick).
“It’s always an honor just to be nominated,” said Tim Gray, Chairman of the World War II Foundation. “However, it’s a much bigger honor just to be able to sit down and talk to the veterans and survivors of World War II on a daily basis and make sure their stories don’t fade into history, but are documented for millions around the world to see and hear,” Gray said.
The Boston/New England Emmy Awards dinner will be held June 4th at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA.
About the World War II Foundation:
The non-profit World War II Foundation, based in Kingston, Rhode Island, travels the world chronicling the personal stories of the veterans and survivors of World War II for a national audience on American Public Television (PBS).
As part of its educational mission, the WWII Foundation donates all its documentary films to American Public Television, schools and libraries, so that future generations understand the sacrifices made by the World War II generation.
WWII Foundation films rank in the top 5 of most requested programs by PBS affiliates nationally. WWII Foundation films have also begun to air in China, Australia, New Zealand, France and the United Kingdom.
The World War II Foundation has produced 16 documentary films to date, with 3 more in post-production. Over the years the foundation has won many national and regional awards for its work and received donations from Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Ben Affleck, Gov. Tom Ridge, Bill Belichick, Dan Aykroyd, Ross Perot, Curt Schilling, Damian Lewis, Kyle Chandler, Fred Smith (CEO of FedEx), HBO and others.
The foundation raises all its own money for its film projects and in 2012, also raised all the funds for and dedicated the 13-foot high Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument in Normandy, France recognizing American leadership on D-Day. The statue can be found on the way to Utah Beach.
To date the WWII Foundation has filmed in France (11 times), Holland, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, England, Guadalcanal, the Solomon and Russell Islands, Pearl Harbor, Manila, Bataan, Corregidor and across the United States.
To learn more about the World War II Foundation and its initiatives to honor the men and women of WWII, please visit www.wwiifoundation.org/about-us/honor/ or phone 401-644-8244 [email protected] Our homepage can be accessed at www.wwiifoundation.org.
Tim Gray Media & The World War II Foundation