Lexington's Oculus Studios was among the big winners in the Ohio Valley Regional Emmy awards, presented Saturday at Keeneland.
The Lexington company, helmed by Brock Smith and Whit Bussey, won in these categories:
■ Commercial: Masters in Communication Arts, by Smith, Bussey and Jim Owens. The other winner in the commercial category was Cincinnati State/Cyber Security.
■ Director, short form: Asbury University — Masters in Communication Arts, Smith and Bussey. The other winner in the category was WinStar Farm: Dedicated to the Dream, PM Advertising and Jon Siegel.
■ Writer, short form: Kenney Orthopedics: Homecoming, Smith
■ Editor, short form: Asbury University — Masters in Communication Arts, Smith and Bussey. The other winner in the editing category was a composite from Dayton's WHIO and Nishan Gilmet.
■ Photographer, short form: Asbury University — Masters in Communication Arts, Smith and Bussey.
■ Graphic arts: Oculus won for three entries: CCU, On-Site Car Sale; CCU, St. Matthews Grand Opening; and Telly Awards Announcement.
■ Music composition/ arrangements: Kenney Orthopedics — Homecoming, Bussey.
Three Central Kentucky broadcasters received lifetime achievement honors. Longtime journalist and host Nick Clooney was a Gold Circle honoree for 50 years of service. Political reporter Ferrell Wellman and sportscaster Rob Bromley were inducted into the Silver Circle for 25 years of service.
Other winners with Central Kentucky ties included:
■ Informational/ instructional program: KET, Brandon Wickey and Anna Gordon, News Quiz #3009.
■ Nostalgia program: The Local Traveler: Parkette Drive-In, Beloved Productions with Courage Media and Amy Hess.
■ Program host/ moderator/narrator: Host composite, Beloved Productions, Amy Hess.
■ Writer– program: A History of Kentucky in 25 Objects, KET, Barry Bernson.
■ Photographer, program: Kentucky Life and Local Traveler composite, Courage Media and Mike Benton.