J-School Professor Troy Hale wins 26th career Emmy Award

Troy Hale won his 26th career Emmy Award.
J-School professor Troy Hale was honored by the Emmys for this movie.

J-School Professor Troy Hale has won an Emmy for his current film project, "Sh*t Saves The World."

Hale, who won in the Talent Narrator / Performer category, has now won 26 career Emmys and been nominated more than 60 times.

 "Sh*t Saves The World" was nominated for four awards: Talent Narrator / Performer, Best Documentary, Best Editor, and Documentary Topical. Other Spartans nominated include Zoe Kissel and Dylan Kissel, both former students of Hale. Both Zoe Kissel and Dylan Kissel have previously won Telly Awards; Zoe Kissel has also won an Emmy.

J-School Professor Geri Alumit Zeldes and Bree Steffen were also nominated.

 Last year, the trailer for "Sh*t Saves The World" won an Emmy.   "Sh*t Saves The World" has earned several other honors as well. The full film won a Silver Telly Award for best documentary two weeks ago.  It earned a Sweden Film Award last month, and Hale has been  notified that it is a semi-finalist for the Social World Film Festival in Italy this week. The film also won an Award of Excellence from the Broadcast Education Association.

The Emmy Awards were virtual this year due to Covid-19.