Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
|Area served||Television industry|
|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.
- 1 Emmy Award
- 2 Publications and programs
- 3 Current governance
- 4 Television Academy Honors
- 5 Hall of fame
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
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
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.
- 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
Television Academy Honors
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)
- "A Smiles As Big As The Moon"
- "D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List"
- "Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide"
- "Hunger Hits Home"
- "The Newsroom"
- "Nick News with Linda Ellerbee"
- "One Nation Under Dog: Stories of Fear, Loss & Betrayal"
5th Annual (2012)
- The Dr. Oz Show
- The Five (TV program)
- Harry’s Law, "Head Games"
- Hot Coffee
- Men of a Certain Age, “Let the Sun Shine In”
- Rescue Me, '344"
- Women, War & Peace
4th Annual (2011)
- 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)
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, “Coup De Grace”
- Glee, “Wheels”
- Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? With Maria Shriver
- Explorer, “Inside Death Row”
- Private Practice, “Nothing To Fear”
- Taking Chance
- Unlocking Autism
- Vanguard, “The OxyContin Express”
2nd Annual (2009)
- Home Improvement, "A Home for the Holidays" (10th Annual)
- Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football
- Brothers & Sisters, “Prior Commitments”
- Extreme Makeover Home Edition, “The Martirez & Malek Families”
- Masterpiece Contemporary: “God on Trial"
- Stand Up to Cancer
- 30 Days
- Whale Wars
1st Annual (2008)
- Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq
- Boston Legal
- Girl Positive
- God's Warriors
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, "Harm"
- Pictures of Hollis Woods'
- Planet Earth
- Side Order of Life
Hall of fame
- Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray
- Michael Eisner
- Don Francisco
- William Frawley and Vivian Vance
- Sherman Hemsley
- Bill Klages
- Chuck Lorre
- Herbert Brodkin
- Robert MacNeil & Jim Lehrer
- Lorne Michaels
- Carl Reiner
- Fred Rogers
- Fred Silverman
- Ethel Winant
- Edward Asner
- Steven Bochco
- Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner
- Charles Kuralt
- Angela Lansbury
- Aaron Spelling
- Lew Wasserman
- Jack Benny
- George Burns & Gracie Allen
- Chet Huntley & David Brinkley
- Red Skelton
- David Susskind
- David L. Wolper
- Johnny Carson
- Jacques-Yves Cousteau
- Leonard Goldenson
- Jim Henson
- Bob Hope
- Ernie Kovacs
- Eric Sevareid
- Lucille Ball
- Milton Berle
- Paddy Chayefsky
- Norman Lear
- Edward R. Murrow
- William S. Paley
- David Sarnoff
- "How The Television Academy Got Its Brand Mojo Back". Fast Co Design. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- "Television Academy Getting $40 Million Makeover". Deadline.com. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- http://www.emmys.com/halloffame Big Bang Theory Star Kaley Cuoco Hosted the 22nd Hall of Fame Gala, Emmys.com, February 25, 2013