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Bucky Gunts Wins Emmy for Vancouver 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremony


Sunday, August 29th, 2010 — 7:04pm PDT
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Bucky Gunts collected an Emmy Award this evening for his direction of the opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games for NBC.

The biggest event this town’s ever seen took place just six month ago and for many it’s a very fond memory that will live with them forever.

To celebrate, you can revisit the entire production thanks to YouTube.

While NBC’s coverage was slightly different than CTV’s (ie. no close-ups of the fiddlers) it’s still nice to hear Vancouver 2010 getting recognition in some way on an international stage.

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4 comments

  1. Valerie says:

    boo the video has been blocked by the IOC!

  2. The Vancouver 2010 Opening Ceremony was directed by Australian David Atkins. NBC’s coverage of the Opening Ceremony was directed by Bucky Gunts, the subject of many future Emmy jokes. Big difference!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Winter_Olympics_opening_ceremony

  3. Rebecca Bollwitt says:

    @Valerie I have linked to the video instead, it still works if viewed on YouTube

    @Ian Yes, I already noted that he won for NBC.

  4. Tod M says:

    Technically speaking, that video looks to be the host broadcaster feed, not NBC (although NBC and the other networks certainly borrowed heavily from it, if not aired it as a straight simulcast).

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