The New York Jets ended a disappointing first season under head coach Robert Saleh at a record of 4-13. It was the sixth time the franchise finished in last place in the AFC East over the past eight years and the present-day positives were few and far between.
However, the Green & White did dominate in one area. The organization was at its best off the field, as the Jets’ internal content group was nominated for a city-leading 13 Emmys in 2022.
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‘One Jets Drive’ & ‘Flight 2021’ Soar
If you’ve ever watched a docuseries or video segment from “1JD Films,” you’re probably not all that surprised that they’ve been cleaning up on nominations and recognition. Their work is quite riveting and polished, and fans always appear excited to indulge in their behind-the-scenes looks at the franchise.
Owner Woody Johnson congratulated the entire production unit on July 6, voicing: “Great work by the content team. The most nominations of any professional sports teams in New York.”
An NYJ press release detailed the nominations:
The Jets were nominated in five different programming categories — sports story – short form content (up to 10 minutes), sports program – post-produced or edited (series), sports documentary, human interest – long form content (longer than 10 minutes) and promotion: sports promotion – (single spot) entry time limit: 2 minutes.
Four individuals were also nominated in five categories — talent: performer/narrator, writer – sports, photographer – sports and photographer: long form content (longer than 10 minutes).
The more precise list of nominations was as follows:
- “One Jets Drive: Bryce Hall” – November 2, 2021 (short form).
- “One Jets Drive: CJ Mosley” – August 9, 2021 (short form).
- “One Jets Drive: Michael Carter II” – October 19, 2021 (short form).
- “One Jets Drive” – November 2, 2021 (series).
- “Flight 2021” – June 21, 2021 (documentary).
- “The Driver” – September 12, 2021 (long form).
- “Flight 2021” – April 1, 2021 (single spot promotion).
- “Halloween 2021” – October 31, 2021 (single spot promotion).
- Jon Armond (talent/narration).
- Seth Bradley (writer- sports).
- Frank Lazar (photographer- sports).
- Frank Lazar (photographer- long form).
- Dan Szpakowski (photographer- long form).
This is the 65th annual Emmy Awards and the winners will be revealed in October. You can find the complete list of 2022 Emmy nominations here.
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Jets Becoming Staple at Emmys
Of course, this isn’t the first time that 1JD Films and the Jets have received acknowledgment from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences of New York and the Emmy Awards.
The Jets’ internal content group was nominated for 11 Emmy Awards in 2021 but tied their record of 13 in 2018. In that ’18 season, the organization took home two awards in the categories of “Emmys for Sports: Feature Segment” and “Editor: Sports.”
The feature segment win was a My JetLife feature on wide receiver Robby Anderson and individually, Tyler Pino was highlighted for his editing efforts that year.
In case you missed it, “Flight 2022: New Heights,” premiered in June. With more big names and national cameos than ever before, expect it to be nominated for at least one Emmy in 2023. In terms of what’s next, “One Jets Drive” is expected to pick back up in August as it does every training camp.
With all the success 1JD Films is having, you can safely bet that Jets offseason, preseason and midseason content will continue as the world dives deeper and deeper into the digital age.