They're not clearing space for their statuettes just yet, but two area men are in the running for daytime television's highest award next month.
Dan Lesiw, a sound man from Attleboro, and Arnie Harchik, a video editor from Mansfield, are among the nominees at the 29th annual Daytime Emmy Awards May 11 in New York City.
Both have a long list of credits from prestigious TV series and both were nominated for the same show—“ Zoom,” a PBS children's series produced by WGBH Boston.
“ I can't wipe the smile off my face,” said Harchik, thrilled at being nominated for his first national Emmy.
Lesiw, receiving his third straight nomination for the same series, said he's hopeful that this will be his year.
“ Maybe the third time's the charm,” he said.
“ Zoom,” a five-year-old series created by and for children, was also nominated for best direction and best children's series.
Lesiw, who has been with “ Zoom” since it started, was nominated for sound mixing along with fellow sound man Christopher Allan. Harchik, entering his fourth year with the program, is sharing his nomination with Zoom co-editor Julie Kahn.