This article or section contains close paraphrasing of one or more non-free copyrighted sources. Ideas in this article should be expressed in an original manner. More details may be available on the talk page.(February 2015)
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (also known as the Television Academy) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the television industry in the United States.
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 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.