The Herb Plambeck Award for Creative Excellence was won in both categories by Broadhead. Broadhead’s work for the Mosaic Company received the Best Single award for the 30,000 feet spot. The TrichGuard series for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica won for Best Series.
Finally, the last ever Oscar in Agriculture was presented to the niece of NAFB veteran Al Gustin, Sarah. Yes, you read that right – the last ever “Oscar” in Agriculture. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences suddenly realized this year, after 50 years, that NAFB uses the name “Oscar” for the annual award recognizing broadcast excellence. The academy sent a “cease and desist” order just a month or so before the meeting, but were magnanimous enough to allow us one last year – since the award was already made up! Every one who has an Oscar should post it on Facebook or Twitter and give the Academy grief! I plan to do that with mine when I get back home. I was fortunate enough to receive one of the old big pewter Oscars in 1991 and it still proudly displays on my desk.