NBCLA Receives Lion’s Share of Local Emmy Award Nominations

There are a couple of quirky wrinkles to the 64th Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Award nominations, announced this morning by the TV Academy.

Two categories (Children/Youth Programming, Sports Special) generated zero nominees, while another bracket pair (Live Special Events-News, Outstanding News Editor) featured just a single candidate who was anointed as the de factor winner ahead of the August 11 ceremony. So… congratulations to, respectively, KTLA for its British royal wedding coverage and CBS 2/KCAL 9 special projects editor Gustavo Sampaio (pictured). Sampaio also does work for entertainment news magazine The Insider.

As for the remaining 38 categories, NBC Southern California gets bragging rights with a market-leading total of 20 nominations. Including one nod in the always fun category of LA Local Color:

Non-Stop Foodies from Porto’s (NBC4);
20th Anniversary of KTLA Morning News (KTLA);
Behind the Scenes at Cirque du Soleil (KABC);
Master Chef: Thomas Keller Uncorked (KCET);
Special Olympics Southern California: Above and Beyond (KTLA).

Meanwhile, with regards to the pair of nominees for Live Special Events-Programming, FishbowlLA is pretty sure KTLA’s 2011 Rose Bowl Parade coverage has it over Fox Sports West’s chronicling of the Jerry West statue unveiling at Staples Center. Full list of nominations here. Congrats to all.

[Photo of Sampaio: @GustavoProducer]