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Daytime Emmys Unveil Peer-Judged Drama Pre-Nominations

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is out with the drama performer pre-nominations for its 46th Daytime Emmy Awards. CBS’ The Young and the Restless leads the field with 21, edging ABC's General Hospital (20) and NBC’s Days of Our Lives (19). CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful is next with 13. The 2019 Daytime Emmys will be the first since network soaps threatened to boycott the trophy show in the summer over NATAS’ response to their demands that major… Read


TV Academy To Toss DVD Screeners: Emmy Process Goes Digital In 2020

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No more discs – the Television Academy has announced that it will eliminate DVD screeners from its award nominating and voting process for the 2020 Emmy eligibility period. The Academy becomes the first major Hollywood organization to announce the move. "This is a wonderful opportunity for the Academy to take an important first step to move the industry forward in an area of great concern for both our partners and members, reducing costs and delivering a tremendous… Read


Adam Sharp Named President & CEO Of National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences

The organization behind the International, Daytime, Sports and News/Documentary Emmy Awards has a new leader. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said today that Adam Sharp, whose career includes stints at NBC, C-SPAN and Twitter, has been named as its new President and CEO. Sharp, who has been working with the 17,000-strong group since February, will lead its operations including sales, promotion, marketing, financial management and planning of its various… Read


Primetime Emmy Rule Changes Include TV Movie Length Requirement

For the past three years, the Outstanding TV movie Primetime Emmy category was won by episodes of TV series, Sherlock special Abominable Bride and Black Mirror’s San Junipero and USS Callister installments. Now the TV Academy is setting a length threshold, 75 minutes, for a program to be eligible to compete as TV movie. Of the three most recent TV movie Emmy winners only one, San Junipero, would not have been eligible under the new guidelines but the rule change is… Read


Emmys: Fox Sets 2019 Show For Traditional Sunday Before Premiere Week

Emmy Nominations

Fox is returning to tradition for the Emmy Awards next year. The network has set TV’s 71st annual trophy show for September 22 — that’s the usual Sunday before Premiere Week, after NBC’s 2018 show was held on a Monday to avoid conflicting with its Sunday Night Football franchise. Fox will air the 2019 show live coast to coast starting at 5 p.m. PT from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Its producers and a host or hosts will be named later. The 2019 Emmys will be the… Read


TV Academy Elects Frank Scherma As New Chairman & CEO

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The Television Academy’s board of governors has voted vice chairman Frank Scherma to become its new chairman and CEO, a post he will take over from the outgoing Hayma Washington. The election was held Thursday night at a board meeting at which the TV Academy’s annual officer elections were also held. Scherma, the president of RadicalMedia whose producer credits include music documentaries, Errol Morris' The Fog of War, Broadway's Shrek the Musical and IFC TV's Stan Against… Read


TV Academy: Frank Scherma Emerges As Sole Candidate For Chairman Post

Frank Scherma

EXCLUSIVE: A couple of weeks before TV Academy’s Board of Governors is slated to elect a new Chairman, Vice Chair Frank Scherma has emerged as the sole contender to succeed Hayma Washington. We hear Scherma was the only candidate to declare he was running for the post by the deadline this week. The election is slated for Nov. 15. "We look forward to  November 15 when our Board of Governors will officially elect our new officers including the new Chairman," a spokesperson… Read


TV Academy Chair Hayma Washington Won’t Seek Second Term

Hayma Washington

TV Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington will not run for a second two-year term when the group holds its annual elections next month, Deadline has confirmed. Washington was a co-governor of the Producers Branch of the TV Academy, when he elected to the top spot by the board of governors in 2016, becoming the first African-American leader in the organization's 70-year history. He had succeed Bruce Rosenblum, who was termed out after serving five years in the role. Vari… Read


Engineering Emmy Awards: Wendy Aylsworth, Avid Among 2018 Honorees

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The TV Academy today unveiled recipients of its 70th Engineering Emmy Awards, which honor an individual, company or organization for developments in broadcast technology. Among the honorary winners is Wendy Aylsworth, the longtime Warner Bros and Disney tech exec and former chair (and current member) of the Academy's Engineering Emmy Awards committee, who will receive the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award. Also honored is Avid, which won The Philo T… Read


PBS Edges CBS & HBO At News & Documentary Emmys – Complete Winners List

PBS eked out the most winners at the 39th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, held tonight in Manhattan, grabbing seven awards to edge CBS and HBO, which scored six apiece. CNN, CNN International and Univision were next with three Emmys each, awarded by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Read the full list of winners here, and see the chart of wins by network below. Premium cabler’s HBO haul was buoyed by four wins for the coverage of the… Read


TV’s Past And Future Collide As Betty White, The Fonz, ‘SNL’, Marriage And Streaming Highlight A Weird Emmy Night

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Netflix’s stock is up 2% this morning. Emmy’s ratings numbers are down 11%. The long, winding TV awards season campaign that started as far back as January finally has come to an end just as the long-winding Oscar season gets going in stride. But what can you say about a 70th Emmy year in which more money was spent, more billboards bought, more Q&As and parties held, yet the big memorable takeaway after all was said and done, and all the envelopes opened, was an “Oscars” E… Read