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I Won an Emmy!


You probably caught me and emmy award winning actor jeremy piven twittering our heads off all last night at sunda & underground celebrating after my surprise emmy win!!  (Seriously, if you are not following me on twitter, click here, you are missing out)  anyway, I let everyone pass the award around and everyone thought he brought his emmy's out with him- no one believed I actually won my own, it was insane!  We actually had to start twittering clarifications that it was mine, because reporters started to inquire, it was pretty funny...
Anyway, Omg I'm freaking out- for about 5 years now I have been hosting tv shows like metromix & nbc's 24/7, and have been nominated before, but never thought I would actually ever win an emmy award!  Here is some footage I was poorly playing around with- it's so raw, but I thought for sure I wasn't going to win... had I known I had a chance, I would have lit it better, and I would have dressed better! Haha!  (if can make it through the black out for a minute toward the end, you will see us reappear at the very end for photographers backstage with the award in hand!!!!!!  (its worth it, I'm shaking in nervous excitement!)
If notice another group gets announced first, it's because I guess they actually had a tie in our category, so I didn't even hear us get called second!  It was scary, I didn't hear my name, but everyone around me was like, "go up there!"  anyway, you will also see I dragged two guys up there with me... phillip jones who shot & directed, and chris robbins of bridges media group who did all the creative & post production magic... I share this honor with them, my partners brad young & arturo gomez, the entire rockit ranch family, and all the teams, families, signifigant others, and all of you who show so much support allowing us to pursue such amazing things!
In case wondering, This year marked the 51st year of The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and our emmy award was for a piece where I documented our rockit ranch asian travels & our new asian restaurant sunda's evolution, "hosting" the story we called "Journey to Sunda" ... the exact category was for Outstanding Achievement for Arts/Entertainment Programs : Program or Program Series Broadcast/Advanced Media!  all I have to say is... now I'm hooked... with your support, I'm going to tell more stories and be back at the emmy's for more!  Thank you all!


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You probably caught me and emmy award winning actor jeremy piven twittering our heads off all saturday night at sunda & underground celebrating after my surprise emmy win!!  Here's one of our twit pics, I apologize for the crummy quality, it's from my phone. (Seriously, if you are not following me on twitter, click here, you are missing out)  anyway, I let everyone pass the award around and everyone thought he brought his emmy's out with him- no one believed I actually won my own, it was insane!  We actually had to start twittering clarifications that it was mine, because reporters started to inquire, it was pretty funny...


Anyway, Omg I'm freaking out- for about 5 years now I have been hosting tv shows like metromix & nbc's 24/7, and have been nominated before, but never thought I would actually ever win an emmy award!  Here is a link to some footage I was poorly playing around with- it's so raw, but I thought for sure I wasn't going to win... had I known I had a chance, I would have lit it better, and I would have dressed better! Haha!  (if can make it through the black out for a minute toward the end, you will see us reappear at the very end for photographers backstage with the award in hand!!!!!!  (its worth it, I'm shaking in nervous excitement!)


If notice another group gets announced first, it's because I guess they actually had a tie in our category, so I didn't even hear us get called second!  It was scary, I didn't hear my name, but everyone around me was like, "go up there!"  anyway, you will also see I dragged two guys up there with me... philip jones who shot & directed, and chris robins of bridges media group who did all the creative & post production magic... I share this honor with them, my buddy tom hodges for advising and watching over us all with all his expertise & experience in the industry, my partners brad young & arturo gomez, the entire rockit ranch family, and all the teams, families, signifigant others, and all of you who show so much support allowing us to pursue such amazing things!


In case wondering, This year marked the 51st year of The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and our emmy award was for a piece where I documented our rockit ranch asian travels & our new asian restaurant sunda's evolution, "hosting" the story we called "Journey to Sunda" ... the exact category was for Outstanding Achievement for Arts/Entertainment Programs : Program or Program Series Broadcast/Advanced Media!  all I have to say is... now I'm hooked... with your support, I'm going to tell more stories and be back at the emmy's for more!  Thank you all!

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