Colin Kaepernick got a W on Sunday — and he’s got the Emmy to prove it!!
The Nike “Dream Crazy” commercial featuring the NFL quarterback had been nominated for a 2019 Creative Arts Emmy for Best Commercial … facing stiff competition from ads for Netflix and Apple.
But, Colin’s spot emerged victorious … and we’re told Colin and The Swoosh are PUMPED. Our sources tell us Kap is especially proud because he was involved in the creative process.
As we previously reported, the ad was produced by the Wieden+Kennedy agency — a Portland-based company located near Nike’s headquarters. They famously produced the Terry Crews Old Spice commercials and Bud Lite’s “Dilly Dilly.”
The spot dropped back in September and featured Kap telling inspirational messages about overcoming the odds … while using other huge athletes to make his point.
“Don’t picture yourself wearing [Odell Beckham’s] jersey. Picture OBJ wearing yours,” Kap said.
“And, if you’re a girl from Compton, don’t just become a tennis player. Become the greatest athlete ever. Yeah, that’s more like it.”
Nike caught some flack for the ad because people took issue with Colin’s line, “Believe in something even if it means sacrificing everything.”
Critics felt Colin didn’t really “sacrifice everything” since he still has millions in the bank — while military members who died in action really did sacrifice everything fighting for the country.
People burned their shoes and boycotted Nike — but it didn’t seem to have an affect on the company … the stock took a dip in the wake of the ad, but then bounced right back.