Baku 2015 opening ceremony successful in two Emmy nominations

The opening ceremony of the Baku 2015 First European Games received Emmy award, Samaya Mammadova, spokesperson of the Azerbaijani ministry of youth and sports, told Trend on May 3.

On March 24, 2016 in New York, the National Academy of Television Arts & Science (NATAS) announced the nominees for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

"We are pleased to confirm that the opening ceremony of the Baku 2015 First European Games received 6 Daytime Emmy Nominations," the statement says.

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Ceremony was held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Friday, April 29, 2016.

"We are pleased to announce that the Baku 2015 Opening Ceremony was successful in two Categories - Outstanding Lighting Direction and Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing," the statement says.

The First European Games kicked off in Baku June 12 and wrapped up June 28. Baku 2015 First European Games hosted 20 sports, including 16 Olympic sports. Over 6,000 athletes represented the European countries at Baku 2015.

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