ATLANTA (March 24, 2016) - The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced nominees for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards, with Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin from Georgia Aquarium receiving four nominations. Ocean Mysteries has been nominated for Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program, Outstanding Lifestyle/Travel/Children's Series Host, Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Program, and Outstanding Single Camera Editing.
On Ocean Mysteries, host Jeff Corwin and a team of dedicated scientists and researchers from Georgia Aquarium take viewers on adventures around the world to tell the extraordinary stories that lie beneath our oceans, and provide a unique perspective on the value of our oceans, and how to protect endangered and threatened species.
Ocean Mysteries has been nominated for Daytime Emmy® Awards three consecutive years. Last year the show won Emmys® for Outstanding Travel Program and Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Program. This is the first year that Ocean Mysteries has been recognized in four categories, and the first time the show has received a nomination in the Outstanding Single Camera Editing category.
The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2 a.m. - 6 p.m. during the 2015 calendar year. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards will take place on Friday, April 29 and the Daytime Emmy® Awards will take place on Sunday, May 1, in Los Angeles, Ca.
Ocean Mysteries is currently in its fifth season. Episodes air on Saturday mornings during Litton’s Weekend Adventure on local ABC stations.
ABOUT GEORGIA AQUARIUM
Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that contains more than 10 million gallons of water and has one of the largest collection of aquatic animals. Georgia Aquarium’s mission is to be a scientific institution that entertains and educates, features exhibits and programs of the highest standards, and offers engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org.
ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT
Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent distributor in the U.S. television industry creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, is the first program block of its kind airing Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure features all original high-definition E/I series including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Emmy® nominated Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin from Georgia Aquarium, Emmy® winning Born to Explore with Richard Wiese, Emmy® nominated Sea Rescue, The Wildlife Docs, and Expedition Wild. Litton Entertainment also provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called “CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!" Those programs include Lucky Dog, Dr. Chris Pet Vet, Recipe Rehab, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Minute Meals, All in With Laila Ali, and Game Changers with Kevin Frazier. Litton's news division, Litton News Source, distributes Consumer Reports TV and The Consumer Alert News Service. For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit www.litton.tv.
ABOUT JEFF CORWIN
Emmy-winning television host, author and biologist, Jeff Corwin has worked for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the globe. Through education and awareness, he believes these vital elements of our planet can be conserved for future generations. For nearly 20 years, Jeff has produced and hosted a variety of popular television series broadcasted on networks like Disney Channel, Discovery Channel, NBC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel and the Food Network. Presently, Jeff is executive producer and host of the award winning weekly series, Ocean Mysteries, airing weekends during Litton’s Weekend Adventure on ABC stations nationally. In addition to exploring the state of our planet's wildlife and ecology, Jeff has serves as an environmental and science correspondent for CNN, CBS and NBC news. Jeff’s wildlife and conservation work has been regularly featured on a variety of broadcasting networks including CNN, FOX, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Morning Show, and Ellen. Beyond television, Jeff has partnered with the Wittaker Center to produce the film Expedition Chesapeake, and with Rodale to publish the book 100 Heartbeats. Jeff is also the author of Living on the Edge: Amazing Relationships in the Natural World and founder of EcoZone, an environmental education center in Norwell, MA. Jeff lives in Massachusetts on a small island with his wife and two daughters.