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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.
Founded in 1946, the organization presents the
Primetime Emmy Awards, an annual ceremony honoring achievement in U.S. primetime television.
History [ edit ]
Syd Cassyd considered television a tool for education and envisioned an organization that would put outside the "flash and glamor" of the industry and become an outlet for "serious discussion" and award the industries "finest achievements". In 2016, producer Hayma "Screech" Washington was elected chairman and CEO of The Academy of Arts and Sciences, his election to such a position marks a truly historic turning point within the industry for Washington is the first African-Americans to hold such office within the academy and the industry.   
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 ]
(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)
Board of Governors [ edit ]
Art Directors/Set Decorators
Sharon Lieblein, CSA
Howard Meltzer, CSA
Daniel Evans, III
Kenneth Zunder, A.S.C.
Costume Design & Supervision
John C. Fisher
Matthew J. Olsen
Daniel H. Birman
Stephen A. Jones
Los Angeles Area
Gerri Shaftel Constant
Stuart Bass A.C.E.
Scott Boyd, A.C.E
Tammy Glover Park
Frank Morrone, C.A.S.
Special Visual Effects
Mark Scott Spatny
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.
1st Annual (2008) [ edit ]
2nd Annual (2009) [ edit ]
3rd Annual (2010) [ 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"
, " Private Practice Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?"
5th Annual (2012) [ edit ]
6th Annual (2013) [ edit ]
Hall of Fame [ edit ]
1st (1984) [ edit ]
2nd (1985) [ edit ]
3rd (1986) [ edit ]
4th (1987) [ edit ]
5th (1988) [ edit ]
6th (1989) [ edit ]
7th (1990) [ edit ]
8th (1991) [ edit ]
9th (1992) [ edit ]
10th (1993) [ edit ]
11th (1995) [ edit ]
12th (1996) [ edit ]
13th (1997) [ edit ]
14th (1999) [ edit ]
15th (2002) [ edit ]
16th (2004) [ edit ]
17th (2006) [ edit ]
18th (2008) [ edit ]
19th (2010) [ edit ]
20th (2011) [ edit ]
21st (2012) [ 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 , sports icon Arrested Development John Madden and more stars. 
23rd (2014) [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]