Emmy Award Nominations

Congratulations, Diego and Kelly, on your Emmy Nominations!

We’re thrilled to announce that Words In Motion Professional Actors studio owners have snagged an impressive total of 8 Emmy Nominations! Leading the charge is none other than Diego Silva Acevedo, who has received a staggering 8 nominations for series created in 2023. What’s more, this marks his 4th consecutive year earning a nomination as the best Director in the South East, boasting a remarkable track record with 3 Emmy wins already under his belt for best Director.

Diego Silva Acevedo 12xE mmys award winner received 8 more nominations for 2023

But the excitement doesn’t stop there.

Kelly Young-Silva, another integral part of our studio, has been nominated as both Producer and Actor in a powerful Domestic Violence series made for TV. While Diego boasts an impressive 12 Emmy Awards to his name, this marks Kelly’s debut nomination. Despite her seasoned experience working on award-winning projects in various capacities, it’s her first time in the spotlight as a nominee.

In a recent interview, Kelly shared her feelings about the nomination, expressing gratitude for the opportunity and reflecting on the meaningful experience of working on the series.

“Most things in life are the result of preparation meeting opportunity. Thankful to have recognition from The Academy” – Kelly Young-Silva

Kelly Young-Silva nominated for an Emmy as a producer/Actor for domestic Violence series.

Notably, the couple’s 3-year-old son, Oliver Silva, also made his mark as an actor in the production, adding an extra layer of significance to the project.

At Words In Motion, we take immense pride in being part of an acting studio that values the rigors of set life and the dedication it takes to excel in the industry. Rest assured, our students, your training at Words In Motion Acting Studio, is in great hands.

The Value of an Emmy Award

As we celebrate these outstanding achievements, let’s take a moment to delve into the significance of the Emmy Awards. An Emmy isn’t just a shiny trophy—it’s a symbol of excellence in the television industry. Named after the “Immy” statue, a nod to the image orthicon tube pivotal in early television cameras, the Emmy Awards honor excellence across a spectrum of categories, from drama and comedy to reality and documentary programming.

Administered by three esteemed organizations—the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences—the Emmy Awards recognize individual achievements in acting, directing, writing, and beyond. Winning an Emmy is the pinnacle of success in television, a testament to talent, creativity, and dedication.

Is it easy to get an Emmy Award?

While Diego may seemingly make earning Emmys appear effortless, boasting an impressive 12 awards, rest assured, it’s a journey of dedication and honor. Each Emmy represents a pinnacle of achievement, earned through hard work and a commitment to excellence.

Congratulations once again to Diego, Kelly, and Oliver for their remarkable achievements and contributions to the television landscape. Here’s to many more accolades and inspiring stories to come!  We are hoping you take home the trophies.