Miami, FL., October 20, 2016:
Coming off a string of six total prizes at this year’s Telly Awards, celebrity fisherman Peter Miller can now add an Emmy nomination for Bass 2 Billfish with Peter Miller, his nationally-positioned angling and lifestyle program. More than simply a platform exclusively for sport Bass 2 Billfish with Peter Miller continues to win awards for its production value while pushing Miller’s career into philanthropy and activism throughout the nation.
The Suncoast Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the standard-bearer for excellence in the television industry and the gatekeeper of the prestigious regional EMMY® Awards in the Suncoast Region. The Suncoast Chapter represents the best and brightest television and media professionals from all disciplines of the industry and from all of the Suncoast region’s television markets.*
“It is truly an honor to be nominated for this prestigious award! Ive spent the last 10 years of my life, creating, producing, directing and hosting…Bass 2 Billfish.
My goal was to bring my guests to Florida and introduce them to the most diverse fishery in the world, while keeping it fun, exciting and real! Basically, treating them to the trip of a lifetime, all while being captured on film and then broadcast for the entire world to see.
I never dreamt that we would be recognized in this highly esteemed group of nominees. This nomination validates all the time and effort that my crew and I put forward to make the best product out there.
Having won 6 Telly awards earlier this year was incredible, but this Emmy nomination is absolutely mind blowing” – stated Peter Miller
Information on the EMMY nominated episode
For the third season in a row, Peter Miller was able to host Andy Holland, a 32-year old from North Carolina with Down’s Syndrome. Miller was introduced to Andy through his audition tape several years ago, and has invited him
back year after year. As part of this year’s Sun Coast Emmy nominations, Andy & Sande Part 1, which featured Holland and his caretaker, Peter Miller was nominated in the “Talent” category for his exceptional hosting and hospitality. Through his presence on the program, Andy, an avid fisherman in his own right, was able to show fans of the sport its level of accessibility and therapeutic attributes.
“Andy brings more energy and power to the room than anyone I have ever met,” said Miller of one of his favorite guests he’s ever had on the show. “Then you couple that with his sweetness and his positivity – he’s incredible.”
Watch the full episode below:
The 2016 Suncoast Emmy awards will be held on December 3rd in Orlando, FL.
*Information regarding NATAS is credited to suncoastchapter.org