Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
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(Chairman and CEO)
The Television Academy, legally known as the The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the television industry in the United States.
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.
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 programsEdit
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.
- Hayma Washington (Chairman & Chief Executive Officer)
- Frank Scherma (Vice Chair)
- Steve Venezia, CAS (Second Vice Chair)
- Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg (Secretary)
- Allison Binder (Treasurer)
- Mitch Waldow (Los Angeles Area Vice Chair)
- Jill Daniels (Governors' Appointee)
- Gail Mancuso (Governors' Appointee)
- Rickey Minor (Governors' Appointee)
- Mark Spatny (Governors' Appointee)
- Madeline Di Nonno (Television Academy Foundation Chairman)
Board of GovernorsEdit
Television Academy HonorsEdit
- See footnote.
The Television Academy Honors were 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
- 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
2nd Annual (2009)Edit
- 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
3rd Annual (2010)Edit
- 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"
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
5th Annual (2012)Edit
- 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
6th Annual (2013)Edit
Hall of FameEdit
- Note: There were no inductions in 1994, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009.
- "How the Television Academy got its brand mojo back". Fast Co Design. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
- "Television Academy getting $40 million makeover". Deadline.com. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
- "User Agreement". emmys.com. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
Please check this Agreement periodically for changes as the owner of this site ("Academy of Television Arts & Sciences")
- "Copyright and Trademark Policies" (PDF). emmys.com. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
The Emmy name and the Emmy statuette are the trademarked property of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (“Television Academy”) and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences ("National Academy").
- "History". Television Academy. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
- D'Zurilla, Christie (November 18, 2016). "Hayma Washington makes history as Television Academy's first African American chairman and CEO". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
- "NAACP | NAACP Statement on Election of Hayma Washington to Television Academy". NAACP. November 21, 2016. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
- "Executive Committee". emmys.com. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
- "Executive Committee". emmys.com.
- "Television Academy Honors". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
- "Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco hosted the 22nd Hall of Fame Gala". emmys.com. February 25, 2013.