Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

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Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (2076600212).jpg
Founded 1946
Area served
Television industry
Product Emmy Awards
Key people
Bruce Rosenblum
(Chairman and CEO)

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in the United States in 1946, just one month after American network television was born. It is a nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunications arts and sciences and to fostering creative leadership in the telecommunications industry. The Television Academy is the only major U.S. organization devoted entirely to television and is made up of more than 15,000 members representing 28 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors and various other artisans, technicians and executives.

In March 2014, the organization announced that it changed its public-facing identity to the Television Academy, in an effort to give the organization a more prominent and less dated image.[1][2]

Emmy Award[edit]

The courtyard and Emmy Award statue at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences facility on Lankershim

In 1949, the Television Academy held the first Emmy Awards ceremony, an annual event created to recognize excellence in U.S. television programming, although the initial event was restricted to programming from the Los Angeles area. The name “Emmy” was derived from “Immy,” a nickname for the image orthicon camera tube, which was instrumental in the development of modern television. The word was feminized as “Emmy” to complement the design chosen for the statuette, which depicted a winged, idealized woman holding an atom.

The Emmy Awards are administered by three sister organizations who focus on various sectors of television programming: the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (primetime), the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (daytime, sports, news and documentary), and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (international).

Publications and programs[edit]

In addition to recognizing outstanding programming through its Primetime Emmy Awards, the Television Academy publishes the award-winning Emmy magazine and through the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, is responsible for the Archive of American Television, annual College Television Awards, Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship, acclaimed student internships and other educational outreach programs.

Current governance[edit]

  • Bruce Rosenblum (Chairman & Chief Executive Officer)
  • Kevin Hamburger (Vice Chair)
  • Frank Scherma (Second Vice Chair)
  • Marcelino Ford (Secretary)
  • Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg (Treasurer)
  • Joetta Di Bella (Los Angeles Area Vice Chair)
  • Kevin Beggs (Chair's Appointee)
  • Nancy Josephson (Chair's Appointee)
  • John Landgraf (Chair's Appointee)
  • Mark Pedowitz (Chair's Appointee)
  • Brian Robbins (Chair's Appointee)
  • TBD (Chair's Appointee)
  • Bob Bergen (Governors' Appointee)
  • Lucia Gervino (Governors' Appointee)
  • Sharon Lieblein (Governors' Appointee)
  • Robert Swartz (Governors' Appointee)
  • Jerry Petry (Television Academy Foundation Chairman)

Current Board of Governors[edit]

Television Academy Honors[edit]

The Television Academy Honors was established in 2008 to recognize “Television with a Conscience" — television programming that inspires, informs, motivates and even has the power to change lives. This year's event will take place on May 9, 2013 at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel.

6th Annual (2013)[edit]

5th Annual (2012)[edit]

4th Annual (2011)[edit]

  • The 16th Man
  • The Big C, “Taking The Plunge”
  • Friday Night Lights, “I Can’t”
  • Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show, “A Two-Day Oprah Show Event: 200 Adult Men Who Were Molested Come Forward”
  • Parenthood, “Pilot”
  • Private Practice, “Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?”
  • Wartorn 1861-2010

3rd Annual (2010)[edit]

2nd Annual (2009)[edit]

1st Annual (2008)[edit]

Hall of fame[edit]

22nd (2013)[edit]

The 22nd Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held March 11, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with presenters included Will Arnett of Arrested Development, sports icon John Madden and more stars.[3]






















See also[edit]


  1. ^ "How The Television Academy Got Its Brand Mojo Back". Fast Co Design. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Television Academy Getting $40 Million Makeover". Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Big Bang Theory Star Kaley Cuoco Hosted the 22nd Hall of Fame Gala,, February 25, 2013

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