He is best known as a director for NBC's Olympics coverage and has won four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special for NBC's coverage of the opening ceremony at various games, most recently for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The 2010 award was presented at the televised ceremony by Ricky Gervais; the joke created a bit of a phenomenon; "Bucky Gunts" became the #1 trending topic in the world on Twitter. Gervais first joked about Gunts' name on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2005.
Gunts also directs NBC's primetime studio coverage throughout the Olympic Games, and has directed the Football Night in America studio show and NBC's golf coverage. He previously served as a director of the NBA on NBC, the network's baseball coverage, and The Today Show. According to NBC, he had won a total of twenty Emmy Awards as of February 2010.
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- "2010 Emmy Nominations: Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
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