John Smith said he was in bed, scrolling through Twitter on Sunday when he realized the Daytime Emmy Awards were happening.
Five minutes later, the Dundas, Ont. man and his colleagues were announced as winners of the award for outstanding sound editing in a live action program for the PBS childrens’ show Odd Squad.
“It’s quite a shock actually,” he said, saying the win took him off guard since the days began to blur together in the pandemic. “It certainly woke me up.”
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“I lost some sleep when I found out…[I was] excited because I knew my family would be,” he said.
While his parents and wife were thrilled, Smith said his six-year-old son didn’t quite recognize what the award means. His older boys are “living their own lives,” he laughed.