Capitals’ play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati may be going home with some more hardware at the 61st Capital Emmy Awards. Beninati, who has won 12 Emmy Awards previously, is nominated for two more awards, including Sports Play-by-Play announcer and Sports Event/Game-Live/Unedited.
The 61st Capital Emmy Awards will take place on June 22nd at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. A live stream will be available on the Capital Emmy’s website.
Beninati has been calling Capitals games on TV since 1994 and has been covering the team together with Craig Laughlin for 25 years.
The first category the NBC Sports Washington announcer is nominated for is Sports Event/Game-Live/Unedited for his call of Alex Ovechkin’s 600th goal. This call is up against Baltimore Ravens Preseason Football of Ravens Productions and Caps Win the Cup: Parade of Champions of WRC.
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Along with Beninati, other nominees in the group include the NBC Sports Crew of Stephen Farrell, Producer; Kevin Santos, Director; Craig Laughlin, Color Analyst; and Adam Miller, Graphics Coordinator/Producer.
Beninati is also nominated for Best Sports Play-by-Play. He is up against Matt Warner of Game On/Liberty Flames Sports Network.
Last year, Beninati won his 12th award for being the Capitals Play-by-Play Announcer. He has previously won an Emmy for calling Ovechkin’s 500th goal in 2016 and the Capitals Game Seven win against the New York Islanders in 2015.
Other local nominees include Michael Jenkins for his work as a sports anchor, Rob Carlin for being the Host of the Capitals Journey to the Cup program series, and Doug Kammerer for being an Anchor on the Caps Win The Cup! team coverage.
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