Denver, Colorado - Officials from Orion Entertainment, the world's largest producer of outdoor lifestyle television, announced that the saltwater fly fishing series Buccaneers & Bones, hosted by legendary news anchor Tom Brokaw, has been nominated for four 2012 Golden Moose Awards in the categories of Best Overall, Best Fishing, Best Conservation, and Best Videography. The Orion-produced series Ford's Fishing Frontiers also was nominated for Best Overall and Best Fishing. Ford Trucks Takes PBR Outdoors was nominated for the Best Fishing award. The winners will be announced at the 13th Annual Golden Moose Awards on January 17, 2013, at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The 2013 ceremony will be broadcast on Outdoor Channel.
Buccaneers & Bones stars a luminary cast including anchor Tom Brokaw, actor Michael Keaton, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, legendary anglers Lefty Kreh, Andy Mill, and April Vokey, and author Thomas McGuane. The series combines fly fishing action on the water, camaraderie at the lodge among the cast, and cutting-edge science as we learn of the research underway to try to solve the mysteries of the elusive gamefish of the flats. Buccaneeres & Bones has previously been Emmy nominated and has won five Telly Awards, as well as the 2011 POMA Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Broadcasting.
Ford's Fishing Frontiers takes the viewers to North America's greatest fishing destinations in pursuit of fresh and saltwater game fish. Hosted by angling pioneer Flip Pallot and the star of ABC's hit Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and life-long fisherman Preston Sharp, the show offers viewers world class fishing action and in-depth science. Each episode features an ensemble of experts on conserving, protecting, and landing these captivating species.
PBR nation gets a backstage pass into the bull riding lives and outdoor lives of their favorite riders, fighters, heroes, and legends as show host, artist, and big game hunter Steve LeBlanc invites them to visit the finest hunting and fishing destinations in Ford Trucks Takes PBR Outdoors. With the action of world-class outdoor adventures, the excitement of the PBR arena, and the camaraderie of Steve and the stars of the PBR Built Ford Tough series, Ford Trucks Takes PBR Outdoors is a must-see program for fans of the outdoors and the PBR.
The Golden Moose awards honors the best of outdoor television and has become the Oscars/Emmys of the outdoor television world. Over 2,000 outdoor industry leaders, TV personalities, media personnel, and fans attended the ceremony in 2012.
Orion Entertainment caps a groundbreaking year with more award nominations than any other production company in the outdoor space and it's productions continued to dominate the NBC Sports Network field sports roster as well. But it's a year that also saw the company's Building Alaska series become DIY network's highest rated series as well as new productions airing and coming to History, National Geographic, HGTV, and Discovery's Destination America.