The camera operator Hector Ramirez is probably considered as the most successful artist in Emmys history. The camera operator has served the industry for over a career spanning four decades where he has successfully filmed Richard Nixon in tears, a prepubescent Justin Timberlake and the very first Video Music Awards in MTV. If you will sum it all up, you will probably be surprised to know that Ramirez was rewarded with 64 nominations and 17 wins by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He might not have the highest number of wins as HBO’s Sheila Nevins has won more Emmys with 22 awards, still, he has most of the nominations and no one beats him to that category.
Ramirez is among the most respected man in the industry. Going back in time, his first nomination came in 1978 for “CBS: On the Air”, but just in the previous year, he added four more to his total with nods for the Grammys, the Academy Awards, the Kennedy Center Honors and “Dancing with the Stars”. The 67-year old is definitely alive and he is still kicking.
When he was asked if he had ever felt snubbed even if he has gotten some track record, this is what he said: “I lost years ago when I was doing David Copperfield’s shows. I went to China for one, and it was a beautiful show, it had everything. The work was special”.
Ramirez answered the questions as much as he can despite the fact that some of the people question his talents, but still, he was able to prove himself worthy of the prize that he received.