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Presented by  ATAS / NATAS / IATAS
Country  United States of America
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Awarded for  Excellence in the television industry
First awarded  January 25, 1949; 68 years ago (1949-01-25)
Official website  ATAS Official Emmy website NATAS Official Emmy website IATAS Official Emmy website
Ceremony date  September 18, 2016, 4:00 PM PDT
Related awards  Daytime Emmy Award, Primetime Emmy Award
Winners  Game of Thrones, Game of Thrones, Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Drama Series, Veep, Veep, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, Rami MalekMr Robot, Rami Malek, Outstanding Lead Actor - Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor - Drama Series, Tatiana MaslanyOrphan Black, Tatiana Maslany, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Ben MendelsohnBloodline, Ben Mendelsohn, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Drama Series, Maggie SmithDownton Abbey, Maggie Smith, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama Series, Kate McKinnonSaturday Night Live, Kate McKinnon, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series, The People v O J Simpson: American Crime Story - Season 1, The People v O J Simpson: American Crime Story - Season 1, Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Limited Series, Jeffrey TamborTransparent, Jeffrey Tambor, Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series, The Man in the High CastlePatrick Clair - Raoul Marks - Paul Kim -, The Man in the High Castle, Outstanding Main Title Design, Outstanding Main Title Design, Julia Louis-DreyfusVeep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Margo MartindaleThe Americans, Margo Martindale, Outstanding Guest Actress - Drama Series, Outstanding Guest Actress - Drama Series, Hank AzariaRay Donovan, Hank Azaria, Outstanding Guest Actor - Drama Series, Outstanding Guest Actor - Drama Series, Louie AndersonBaskets, Louie Anderson, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Comedy Series, Sterling K BrownThe People v O J Simpson: American Crime Story - Season 1, Sterling K Brown, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Sarah PaulsonThe People v O J Simpson: American Crime Story - Season 1, Sarah Paulson, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, The Hunting GroundDiane Warren, The Hunting Ground, Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, Last Week Tonight with John OliverJohn Oliver - Josh Gondelman - Dan Gurewitch -, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, Amy PoehlerSaturday Night Live, Amy Poehler, Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series, Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series, Tina FeySaturday Night Live, Tina Fey, Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series, Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series, Game of ThronesGeorge R R Martin - David Benioff - D B Weiss -, Game of Thrones, Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Drama Series, VeepJulia Louis-Dreyfus - Frank Rich - Armando Iannucci -, Veep, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, Jon HammMad Men, Jon Hamm, Outstanding Lead Actor - Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor - Drama Series, Viola DavisHow to Get Away with Murder, Viola Davis, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Peter DinklageGame of Thrones, Peter Dinklage, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Drama Series, Uzo AdubaOrange Is the New Black, Uzo Aduba, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama Series, Allison JanneyMom, Allison Janney, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series, Olive KitteridgeTom Hanks - Frances McDormand - Jane Anderson -, Olive Kitteridge, Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Limited Series, Jeffrey TamborTransparent, Jeffrey Tambor, Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series, Julia Louis-DreyfusVeep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Tony HaleVeep, Tony Hale, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Comedy Series, Bill MurrayOlive Kitteridge, Bill Murray, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Frances McDormandOlive Kitteridge, Frances McDormand, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, The Daily ShowJon Stewart - Travon Free - Elliott Kalan -, The Daily Show, Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, Regina KingAmerican Crime, Regina King, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Richard JenkinsOlive Kitteridge, Richard Jenkins, Outstanding Lead Actor - Limited Series - Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor - Limited Series - Movie, Armando IannucciVeep, Armando Iannucci, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Simon BlackwellVeep, Simon Blackwell, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Tony RocheVeep, Tony Roche, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, The Voice, The Voice, Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, Breaking BadBryan Cranston - Vince Gilligan - Michelle MacLaren -, Breaking Bad, Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Drama Series, Modern FamilySteven Levitan - Danny Zuker - Megan Ganz -, Modern Family, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, Bryan CranstonBreaking Bad, Bryan Cranston, Outstanding Lead Actor - Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor - Drama Series, Julianna MarguliesThe Good Wife, Julianna Margulies, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Aaron PaulBreaking Bad, Aaron Paul, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Drama Series, Anna GunnBreaking Bad, Anna Gunn, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama Series, Allison JanneyMom, Allison Janney, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series, FargoWarren Littlefield - Noah Hawley - John Cameron -, Fargo, Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Limited Series, Jim ParsonsThe Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons, Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series, Julia Louis-DreyfusVeep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Ty BurrellModern Family, Ty Burrell, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Comedy Series, Martin FreemanSherlock, Martin Freeman, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Jessica LangeAmerican Horror Story, Jessica Lange, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Kathy BatesAmerican Horror Story, Kathy Bates, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Benedict CumberbatchSherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch, Outstanding Lead Actor - Limited Series - Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor - Limited Series - Movie, Louis CKLouie, Louis CK, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, The Normal HeartBrad Pitt - Mark Ruffalo - Ryan Murphy -, The Normal Heart, Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Outstanding Made for Television Movie, The Amazing RaceJerry Bruckheimer - Phil Keoghan - Bertram van Munster -, The Amazing Race, Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, Moira Walley-BeckettBreaking Bad, Moira Walley-Beckett, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Cary FukunagaTrue Detective, Cary Fukunaga, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Breaking BadBryan Cranston - Vince Gilligan - Michelle MacLaren -, Breaking Bad, Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Drama Series, Modern FamilySteven Levitan - Danny Zuker - Christopher Lloyd -, Modern Family, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, Jeff DanielsThe Newsroom, Jeff Daniels, Outstanding Lead Actor - Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor - Drama Series, Claire DanesHomeland, Claire Danes, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Bobby CannavaleBoardwalk Empire, Bobby Cannavale, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Drama Series, Anna GunnBreaking Bad, Anna Gunn, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama Series, Merritt WeverNurse Jackie, Merritt Wever, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series, Jim ParsonsThe Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons, Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series, Julia Louis-DreyfusVeep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Tony HaleVeep, Tony Hale, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Comedy Series, James CromwellAmerican Horror Story, James Cromwell, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Laura LinneyThe Big C, Laura Linney, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, The Colbert ReportStephen Colbert - Paul Dinello - Bobby Mort -, The Colbert Report, Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, Ellen BurstynPolitical Animals, Ellen Burstyn, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Michael DouglasBehind the Candelabra, Michael Douglas, Outstanding Lead Actor - Limited Series - Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor - Limited Series - Movie, Tina Fey30 Rock, Tina Fey, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Tracey Wigfield30 Rock, Tracey Wigfield, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, The VoiceCarson Daly - Mark Burnett - John de Mol Jr -, The Voice, Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, Henry BromellHomeland, Henry Bromell, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Derek HoughDancing with the Stars, Derek Hough, Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Choreography, HomelandGideon Raff - Howard Gordon - Alex Gansa -, Homeland, Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Drama Series, Modern FamilySteven Levitan - Danny Zuker - Christopher Lloyd -, Modern Family, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, Damian LewisHomeland, Damian Lewis, Outstanding Lead Actor - Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor - Drama Series, Claire DanesHomeland, Claire Danes, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Aaron PaulBreaking Bad, Aaron Paul, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Drama Series, Maggie SmithDownton Abbey, Maggie Smith, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama Series, Julie BowenModern Family, Julie Bowen, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series, Jon CryerTwo and a Half Men, Jon Cryer, Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series, Julia Louis-DreyfusVeep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Eric StonestreetModern Family, Eric Stonestreet, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Comedy Series, Tom BerengerHatfields & McCoys, Tom Berenger, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Julianne MooreGame Change, Julianne Moore, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Jessica LangeAmerican Horror Story, Jessica Lange, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Kevin CostnerHatfields & McCoys, Kevin Costner, Outstanding Lead Actor - Limited Series - Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor - Limited Series - Movie, Louis CKLouie, Louis CK, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, The Amazing Race, The Amazing Race, Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, Gideon RaffHomeland, Gideon Raff, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Howard GordonHomeland, Howard Gordon, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Alex GansaHomeland, Alex Gansa, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Tim Van PattenBoardwalk Empire, Tim Van Patten, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Academy Award (for film), the Tony Award (for theatre), and the Grammy Award (for music).

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Because Emmy Awards are given in various sectors of the American television industry, they are presented in different annual ceremonies held throughout the year. The two events that receive the most media coverage are the Primetime Emmys and the Daytime Emmys, which recognize outstanding work in American primetime and daytime entertainment programming, respectively. Other notable Emmy Award ceremonies are those honoring national sports programming, national news and documentary shows, national business and financial reporting, and technological and engineering achievements in television, including the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards. Regional Emmy Awards are also presented throughout the country at various times through the year, recognizing excellence in local and statewide television. In addition, International Emmys are awarded for excellence in TV programming produced and initially aired outside the United States.

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Three related but separate organizations present the Emmy Awards: the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS). Each is responsible for administering a particular set of Emmy ceremonies.

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History

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The Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) established the Emmy Award as part of an image-building and public relations opportunity. The first Emmy Awards ceremony took place on January 25, 1949, at the Hollywood Athletic Club, but solely to honor shows produced and aired locally in the Los Angeles area. Shirley Dinsdale has the distinction of receiving the very first Emmy Award for Most Outstanding Television Personality, during that first awards ceremony.

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In the 1950s, the ATAS expanded the Emmys into a national event, presenting the awards to shows aired nationwide on broadcast television. In 1955, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) was formed in New York City as a sister organization to serve members on the East Coast, and help to also supervise the Emmys. The NATAS also established regional chapters throughout the United States, with each one developing their own local Emmy awards show for local programming. The ATAS still however maintained its separate regional ceremony honoring local programming in the Los Angeles Area.

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Originally there was only one Emmy Awards ceremony held per year to honor shows nationally broadcast in the United States. In 1974, the first Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony was held to specifically honor achievement in national daytime programming. Other area-specific Emmy Awards ceremonies soon followed. Also, the International Emmy Awards, honoring television programs produced and initially aired outside the U.S., was established in the early 1970s. Meanwhile, all Emmys awarded prior to the emergence of these separate, area-specific ceremonies are listed along with the Primetime Emmy Awards in the ATAS' official records.

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In 1977, due to various conflicts, the ATAS and the NATAS agreed to split ties. However, they also agreed to share ownership of the Emmy statue and trademark, with each responsible for administering a specific set of award ceremonies. There was an exception regarding the Engineering Awards (those honoring individuals, companies, or to scientific or technical organizations in recognition of significant developments and contributions to the engineering and technological aspects of television): the NATAS continues to administer the Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards, while the ATAS holds the separate Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards.

With the rise of cable television in the 1980s, cable programs first became eligible for the Primetime Emmys in 1988 and the Daytime Emmys in 1989. In 2011, the ABC Television Network cancelled the soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live, and sold the two shows' licensing rights to the production company Prospect Park so they could be continued on web television; this prompted NATAS to create a new Daytime Emmys category for the 2013 ceremony to honor such web-only series. The ATAS also began accepting original online-only web television programs in 2013.

Emmy statuette

The Emmy statuette, depicting a winged woman holding an atom, was designed by television engineer Louis McManus, who used his wife as the model. The TV Academy rejected a total of forty-seven proposals before settling on McManus' design in 1948. The statuette "has since become the symbol of the TV Academy's goal of supporting and uplifting the art and science of television: The wings represent the muse of art; the atom the electron of science."

When deciding a name for the award, Academy founder Syd Cassyd originally suggested "Ike", the nickname for the television iconoscope tube. However, "Ike" was also the popular nickname of World War II hero and future U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Academy members wanted something unique. Finally, television engineer and the third academy president, Harry Lubcke, suggested the name "Immy", a term commonly used for the image orthicon tube used in the early cameras. After "Immy" was chosen, it was later feminized to Emmy to match their female statuette.

Each Primetime Emmy statuette weighs six pounds, twelve-and-a-half ounces (3.08 kg), and is made of copper, nickel, silver and gold. The statue stands 15.5 inches (39 cm) tall with a base diameter of 7.5 inches (19 cm) and weight of 88 oz (2.5 kg). The Regional Emmy Award statuette is 11.5 inches (29 cm) tall with a base diameter of 5.5 inches (14 cm) and weight of 48 oz (1.4 kg). Each takes five and a half hours to make and is handled with white gloves to prevent fingerprints. The Regional Emmy Awards are made by Society Awards, a New York-based company that also makes the Golden Globe Awards. The Primetime Emmy statues are manufactured by R.S. Owens & Company based out of Chicago, Illinois which is also charged with manufacturing the Academy Award statues.

As its trademark owners, the ATAS and the NATAS hold firm rules on the use of the "Emmy" image as well as its name. For example, the Emmy statuette must always appear facing left. Any copyright notice for the statue should read "ATAS/NATAS", listing both academies. Academy members must also obtain permission to use the statue image or name for promotional uses even though they are winners of the award. Furthermore, DVDs of Emmy-winning shows may reference the fact that they received an Emmy, but cannot use the statue image unless it is capable of being removed from all copies after one year after the award is presented.

Area-specific ceremonies

The Emmys are presented in various area-specific ceremonies held annually throughout the calendar year, ranging from honoring nationally televised shows to regionally and locally produced programs. Each ceremony has their own set of nominating and voting procedures, along with different rules regarding voting committees. Also, the various ceremonies each have own set of award categories, and it is not uncommon for them to have some of the same names (e.g. Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series and Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series).

A show that enters into one of the national Emmy competitions cannot also be entered into any of the others. For example, syndicated shows whose air times vary between media markets may be eligible for both the Daytime and Primetime Emmys, but cannot enter in both. In general, a show is considered national if it reaches more than 50 percent of U.S. households; programs that do not reach at least 50 percent of the country may enter into the Regional Emmys instead. Web television shows are treated similar to syndicated shows: they must be available for downloading or streaming by more than 50 percent of the US national market to be eligible in one the national Emmy competitions, and they can only enter into one of those national Emmy ceremonies.

Regardless of which area-specific ceremony one wins an Emmy, all winners are called an "Emmy Winner".

Calendar

A typical calendar of the major Emmy ceremonies is as follows, with the dates listed being those in 2017:

Primetime Emmys

The Primetime Emmys are presented in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming. Ceremonies generally are held in mid-September, on the Sunday before the official start of the fall television season, and are currently broadcast in rotation among the ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox networks.

Some award categories presented to behind-the-scenes personnel such as art directors, costume designers, cinematographers, casting directors, and sound editors are awarded at a separate Creative Arts Emmys ceremony held a few days earlier.

The Primetime Emmys are run and voted on by members of the ATAS. For most categories, members from each of the ATAS' branches vote around June to determine the nominees only in their respective categories. All members can however vote for nominations in the best program categories. The final voting to determine the winners is held in August.

Daytime Emmys

The Daytime Emmy Awards, generally held in June, are presented in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. The first daytime-themed Emmy Awards were given out at the primetime ceremony in 1972, but the first separate awards show made just for daytime programming was not held until 1974.

Like the Primetime Emmys, a separate Creative Arts Emmy ceremony is also held a few days earlier to honor the behind-the-scenes personnel working in daytime television.

The Daytime Emmys are run and voted on by members of the NATAS. Voting is done by peer judging panels. Any active member of the NATAS, who has national credits for at least two years and within the last five years, is eligible to be a judge. Depending on the category, voting is done using either a ratings score criteria or a preferential scoring system. All the drama acting categories have an addition preliminary voting round called the "pre-nominations", where one or two actors from each show is selected to then move on and be considered for the primary nominations for the awards.

Sports Emmys

The Sports Emmy Awards are presented for excellence in sports programming. The awards ceremony takes place every Spring, usually sometime in the last two weeks in April or the first week in May, and is held on a Monday night in New York City.

Voting is done by peer judging panels. The NATAS solicits anybody with significant experience in national sports production to serve as judges. The panels are organized so that they only have one representative from each corporate entity (i.e. CBS Corporation, Disney, NBCUniversal, 21st Century Fox, Time Warner etc.) Most categories only have a single voting round using preferential scoring system. The top 5 entries in each category are announced as the "nominations", and then the top entry is announced as the Emmy winner later at the awards ceremony.

News and Documentary Emmys

The News & Documentary Emmy Awards are presented for excellence in national news and documentary programming. The awards ceremony takes place every Fall.

Voting is done by peer judging panels. The NATAS solicits anybody with significant experience in national news or documentary reporting or production to serve as judges. Most categories have two voting rounds, with separate judging panels in each round. The top entries in each category are announced as the "nominations", and then the top entry is announced as the Emmy winner later at the awards ceremony.

Engineering Emmys

The Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards presented by the ATAS and the Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards presented by the NATAS are two separate ceremonies that honor individuals, companies, or to scientific or technical organizations in recognition of significant developments and contributions to the engineering and technological aspects of television. Each academy has its own separate panel of highly qualified, experienced engineers in the television industry to determine their respective award recipients.

Among the ATAS's Engineering Emmy Award repertoire is the Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award, given to honor companies who have significantly affected the state of television and broadcast engineering over a long period of time.

Regional Emmys

There are 20 total regional chapters located across the United States that each conduct regional awards to recognize excellence in all the regional television markets, including state to state programming as well as local news and locally produced shows. Nineteen of the regional chapters are affiliated with the NATAS, while the Los Angeles-based ATAS acts as the regional chapter serving the Los Angeles area.

In general, a show is considered regional if it does not reach more than 50 percent of U.S. households; programs that reach more than 50 percent of the country must enter into one of the national Emmy competitions instead.

The Regional Emmys are essential in helping NATAS and ATAS honor the works of deserving individuals in local TV through a regional outreach. Like the national awards, each region goes through their own rigorous nomination and voting procedures. Committees are formed to review entries for eligibility and high standards. Once accepted, each entry goes before different review committees, and their votes are cast to determine the final nominees. The final votes are then calculated by certified accounting firms within each region. Regardless of winning on a national or regional level, all recipients are "Emmy Award" winners.

Originally, each Regional Emmy Awards ceremony primarily focused on only honoring individuals in local news programming. The regionals have since been expanded to encompass all locally and state to state-produced shows that receive less than fifty percent of the country's viewing audience.

International Emmys

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The International Emmy Awards recognise excellence in TV programming produced initially outside the United States, and are presented annually since 1973 by International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The award ceremony takes place in November, in New York City.

Founded in 1969, the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS) is a membership based organization of leading media and entertainment figures from over 50 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. It is part of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; however, it operates under its own board of directors with a global focus. Today, it also recognizes excellence in US programming with a Non-English language US primetime programming category. The International Academy also presents News Emmys with US counterpart and the International Emmy Kids Awards at Miptv in April, in Cannes.

The first International Emmy Awards, as we know them today, were carried out in 1973, and was organized by Ralph Baruch in a ceremony held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The event was attended by about 200 guests.

International Emmy Awards are given in twenty categories, including:

Currently, the awards are presented at the International Emmy Awards Gala. Held each year in November at the Hilton Hotel, New York City, the Gala attracts over 1,200 television professionals, who gather to celebrate excellence in television and network with their peers. The three Interactive categories are awarded in a separate ceremony held during MIPTV in Cannes. By regulation of the award, a television station or their representatives may never vote in the categories in which they are competing. The Academy does not participate in the trial. Who evaluates the registered programs are about 600 television professionals from 40 countries. The whole process is audited by Ernst & Young.

Every November the Academy produces The International Emmys World Television Festival and the International Emmy Awards Gala in New York City. The Festival screens the current year's International Emmy-nominated programs and features the world-class producers and directors who speak about their work. The International Emmy Awards Gala takes place the day after the Festival, awarding the International Emmy. This black-tie event attracts over 1,000 major figures in broadcast, entertainment and media from around the world.

College Television Awards

The College Television Awards are presented in recognition of excellence in college student-produced works. Students nationwide can submit productions and receive recognition in such categories as Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Music, Newscasts, and Series. Entries are first judged by members of the ATAS specializing in each respective field. Winners are then selected by Blue Ribbon Panels. Any work submitted must include a form signed from a faculty advisor to verify that it was produced for a school related group, project, or class.

Other Emmys

  • Public Service—for public service announcements and programming to "advance the common good"
  • The Bob Hope Humanitarian Award, awarded by the ATAS Board of Governors to an individual in the industry whose humanitarian work have a lasting impact on society.
  • The Governors Award, the highest award presented by the ATAS, honors the achievements of an individual, company or organization whose works stand out with the immediacy of current achievement.
  • References

    Emmy Award Wikipedia


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