HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — A leak from a source close to the 67th Emmy Award nominations process has revealed that an Adventist-related TV network will be nominated for the first time in history.
Although the Emmys typically honor specific television series, the leak stated that judges feel that because “just about everything 3ABN puts out is competitive” in the Historical Drama category, the network’s shows were being considered en masse.
“Although this by no means guarantees a win, nobody can deny the historical significance of the nomination,” said June Blewitt, media critic for Religion News Service. “Seventh-day Adventists have, so far, been almost completely innocent of production value in their television programming.”
Despite the buzz, executives at 3ABN itself are unsure of what to make of the news. “It sounds great until you realize that we aren’t going for historical fiction,” said Patty Germaine, Executive Director of 3ABN Today Live. “We aren’t making a special effort to mimic a past era, this is just how our sets look and how our guests dress.”
Germaine said that, for now, 3ABN is not planning to lodge a complaint with the Emmy judge panel. “For starters, we haven’t formally been nominated yet,” said Germaine. “And if we actually are nominated we may just play along and have our people accept the Emmy in costume.”