Bucky Gunts won Emmy for Outstanding Directing

Posted by Vinay Sojitra on Aug 30, 2010 | Leave a Comment

On Sunday, the director of “Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Opening Ceremony,Bucky Gunts won award of Outstanding Directing for a Variety or Comedy Special Emmy Award. The ceremony was arranged in the Nokia Theater and was hosted by Jimmy Fallon from 5 to 8 PDT and was telecasted live, coast-to-coast.

Without even acknowledging, Mr.Gunts took the stage because his name was just turned into one of the best punch lines of the night and gave an acceptance speech in ‘Super Dave Osborne’ tone. “I hope its Bucky Gunts, cuz I didn’t know you could say that on television. Let’s face it, we’re all Bucky Gunts here. It’s live… And the Emmy goes to — Bucky Gunts!” The award announcer, Ricky Gervais announced the name of Bucky Gunts after making the best punchline. Gunts won the award by defeating Ron de Moraes, Joel Gallen, Louis Horvitz, and Glenn Weiss.


On 12th February, 2010 the two-and-a-half hour program, which opened Vancouver’s first Olympic Games attracted a live audience of 50,000 and an estimated 2.5 million television viewers worldwide. Bucky Gunts directed the ceremony which features various aspects of the local culture. The opening ceremony featured several acts of Canadian culture, including Canadian singers such as Bryan Adams, Nelly Furtado, and Nikki Yanofsky, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and totem poles.

For sports television productions at NBC Sports, the head of production, Bucky Gunts has won multiple Emmy awards. He has directed several shows on the NBC network including The Today Show and Football Night in America. Bucky Gunts has won 20 Emmy Awards as a director till 2010. Gunts also directs NBC’s primetime coverage throughout the Olympic Games, as well as the Football Night in America studio show and NBC’s golf coverage.

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