We Were Nominated for an Emmy
Not sure if you’ve heard, but we’ve got a show on a little network called HBO. It’s called VICE and in it we’ve carried on our time-honored tradition of telling insane and uncomfortable stories from hot zones all over the globe. In our first season, we reported on everything from the gun violence in Chiraq to the killer kids of the Taliban in Kabul. We’re not trying to gloat or anything, but everyone seems to dig it—we’re even in the running for an Emmy. Yeah, we just got nominated for an award in the Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series category. It’s pretty cool that people are up on it. We’re not stressing or anything. It’s not a big deal. But let’s be honest, if we don’t get that award we’re going Ol’ Dirty Bastard on the Emmys and snatching that statuette from whoever has their grubby hands on it. Everyone knows, VICE is for the children.
Our founderShane Smith was so hyped on the nomination that he had a few words to share:
"It makes all the dysentery worthwhile, was my first thought when we found out that we had been nominated. My second was, a bunch of dirtbags from Brooklyn finally make good. We are insanely stoked and a little bit stunned to be nominated in our virgin season, and really have to thank HBO for giving us the creative freedom to make the show we wanted. We also have to thank the viewers who gave us so much support even when crazy shit went down (drunken karaoke dance-offs with the world’s most terrifying and unknown dictator). Most of our crew are now in the field shooting season two, but on their behalf and on behalf of all of us here at VICE, we want to say “thank you.” There’s only love.”
If you haven’t watched VICE, check out this clip from episode one.