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2013 Creative Arts Emmys: The Numbers

By | Sunday September 15, 2013 @ 8:08pm PDT

Wins By Network
HBO 20 (1 programs + 19 individuals)
CBS 15 (3 programs + 12 individuals)
NBC 8 (8 individuals)
Cartoon Network 3 (1 program + 2 individuals) 3 (1 program + 2 individuals)
Nickelodeon 3 (2 programs + 1 individual)
PBS 3 (1 program + 2 individual)
Showtime 3 (3 individual)
CNN 2 (1 program + 1 individual)
Comedy Central 2 (1 program + 1 individual)
Discovery Channel 2 (2 individual)
Fox 2 (2 individual)
FX Networks 2 (2 individual)
History 2 (2 individual)
Netflix 2 (2 individual)
Starz 2 (2 individual)
ABC 1 (1 individual)
AMC 1 (1 individual)
Bravo 1 (1 program) 1 (1 program)
Cinemax 1 (1 individual) 1 (1 program)
Disney XD 1 (1 individual) 1 (1 program)
IFC 1 (1 individual)
Lifetime 1 (1 individual) 1 (1 program)
ReelzChannel 1 (1 individual)
Sundance Channel 1 (1 individual) 1 (1 program)

Programs with Multiple Awards
Behind the Candelabra (HBO) 8
66th Annual Tony Awards (CBS) 4
Boardwalk Empire (HBO) 4
Disney Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe ( 3
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (HBO) 3
Saturday Night Live (NBC) 3
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS) 2
American Masters (PBS) 2
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN) 2
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 2
Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz) 2
Deadliest Catch (Discovery) 2
Game of Thrones (HBO) 2
House of Cards (Netflix) 2
How I Met Your Mother (CBS) 2
The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS) 2
The Men Who Built America (HISTORY) 2

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EMMYS: Final Creative Arts Presenters Announced

By | Thursday September 13, 2012 @ 10:21am PDT

NoHo Arts District, CA, September 13, 2012 – Today the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, along with Producer Spike Jones, Jr. and Coordinating Producer Carole Propp announced additional presenters for the 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards. Newly announced presenters include Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Johnny Galecki & Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory), Mark Margolis & Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Emily Deschanel & Hart Hanson (Bones), LL Cool J & Ken Ehrlich (The Grammy Awards), Mary Murphy & Nigel Lythgoe (So You Think You Can Dance?), Billy Gardell & Mark Roberts (Mike & Molly), Tom Kenny & Dane Boedigheimer (Annoying Orange) and Sig Hansen & Thom Beers (Deadliest Catch), Mark Gardner and David Carbonara (Mad Men), David Neal (2010 Winter Olympics) and Kathy Griffin (Kathy).

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Dick Askin To Receive TV Academy’s Syd Cassyd Award

By | Tuesday July 10, 2012 @ 2:00am PDT

NoHo Arts District, CA, July 9, 2012 – Former Television Academy Chairman Dick Askin has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the esteemed Syd Cassyd Founders Award, it was announced today by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum. Named in honor of the Television Academy’s founder, the Syd Cassyd Award was created to recognize members who have made a significant, positive impact on the Academy through their efforts and service over many years of involvement. The award will be presented during the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Askin served as Chairman and CEO of the Television Academy from 2003-2005 and 2005-2007.

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Creative Arts Emmys Back At ReelzChannel

By | Monday May 21, 2012 @ 11:06am PDT

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA, May 21, 2012 – The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that REELZCHANNEL will carry the 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards which will once again be produced by Spike Jones, Jr. The announcement was made by Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum. The awards will be taped on Saturday, September 15th and a two-hour, edited version will air on Saturday, September 22nd at 8:00 PM ET/PT. This marks the 18th year that Jones, Jr. will produce the awards and the second time REELZCHANNEL will air the ceremony.

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2010 Creative Arts Emmy Winners (LIVE)


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) today awarded the 2009-2010 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards for programs and individual achievements at the 62nd Emmy Awards presentation at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. HBO’s epic $100 million-plus miniseries The Pacific earned the most Emmys at Saturday’s technical category ceremony for its casting, sound mixing, sound editing, makeup, art direction and visual effects. The freshman ABC comedy Modern Family paced series for its casting, sound mixing and editing. HBO led with a total 17 awards and its miniseries The Pacific led all programs with 7 awards. ABC received 15 awards, followed by Fox 9, CBS 7, NBC 7, PBS 7, Showtime 5, Cartoon Network 4, AMC 2, Discovery Channel 2, and A&E, Comedy Central, Disney Channel, History, Nickelodeon, USA one each:

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
The Colbert Report • #5076 (in Iraq) • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions
Barry Julien, Head Writer
Stephen Colbert, Writer
Allison Silverman, Writer
Tom Purcell, Writer
Rich Dahm, Writer
Michael Brumm, Writer
Rob Dubbin, Writer
Opus Moreschi, Writer
Peter Gwinn, Writer
Jay Katsir, Writer
Frank Lesser, Writer
Glenn Eichler, Writer
Peter Grosz, Writer
Meredith Scardino, Writer
Max Werner, Writer
Eric Drysdale, Writer

Outstanding Special Class Programs
63rd Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment
Ricky Kirshner, Executive Producer
Glenn Weiss, Executive Producer
Neil Patrick Harris, Host

Outstanding Nonfiction Series
The National Parks: America’s Best Idea • PBS • A Production of Florentine Films … Read More »

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TV Academy Honors Norman Brokaw & The Ad Council With 2010 Governors Award

North Hollywood, CA, Aug. 4, 2010 – The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors has voted to bestow two prestigious Governors Awards this year, one to Norman Brokaw Chairman Emeritus of WME and one to the Ad Council. Television Academy Chairman-CEO John Shaffner made the announcement today. Created in 1978, the Governors Award salutes an individual, company or organization that has made a substantial impact and demonstrated the extraordinary use of television. The award will be presented to Norman Brokaw and to the Ad Council during the 2010 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards on Saturday, August 21st, at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. The Creative Arts Awards will be shown as a two-hour special on Friday August, 27 at 1pm on E! Entertainment.

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EMMYS: Writers For Variety/Comedy Series Invited Back To Primetime Emmys …Sort Of

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Writers on TV’s late-night comedy shows are still angry at the news that for the first time their category won’t be part of the Primetime Emmy telecast. Instead, as part of last year’s agreement between the TV Academy and Writers Guild, their category will be presented at the Creative Arts Awards the week before. Now those same scribes have been invited to write pre-taped bits for the shows nominated in the Best Variety, Music, or Comedy Series category. “Kinda insulting, no?” said one of the nominated writers approached for the gig.

A spokesman for the TV Academy explained: “While we are upholding our current agreement with the WGA, we still wanted to find a way to include the VMC writers in the telecast as it is always an entertaining part of the show. [So] the producers of this year’s telecast have reached out to the VMC Series writers to contribute to the nomination packages which are a highlight of the ceremony.”

In the past, when there was one writing for VMC series/special category, it was usually highlight of the ceremony. “It has always been one few moments during the Emmys to contain actual entertainment, because the writers come up with those funny pre-taped bits that roll while all those Jewish surnames are being read,” one writer said.

As part of the agreement last summer following the split of the variety music or comedy categories in two, series and specials, the far-less-prominent writing for a VMC special category will be presented at the Primetime Emmy ceremony, slated to air Aug. 29 on NBC. Read More »

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Is This Any Way To Judge Emmy Awards?

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s 2010 Emmy coverage:

emmyThe Primetime Emmy screeners and ballots for at-home judging are in the mail. It happens that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is one of the last organizations in the land to depend wholeheartedly on the U.S. Postal Service in the Internet Age. The first of two mailings have been going out this week from the Academy offices in North Hollywood to those judging the creative arts (or technical) categories for this year’s Emmys. Next week, those assessing the categories being announced during the August 29th telecast on NBC receive their packages that include DVD nominee discs and a Scan-Tron voting sheet for marking choices. Yes, the TV Academy is still utilizing the same technology that we all used in high school and college to take multiple choice tests.

So here’s a question that needs to be asked: Is the Emmy judging process itself as antiquated as the Academy distribution and technological procedures?

Both to its credit and detriment, the TV Academy has kept the Emmys in a near-constant state of retooling to supposedly remain relevant. But, clearly, that doesn’t always work. Much of the Academy’s futzing is done in the interest of keeping the telecast fresh and the competition open. But for a lot of the categories, that hasn’t much mattered — as we’ve seen with the seven consecutive wins of both The Amazing Race and The Daily Show and the three in a … Read More »

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EMMYS: Do Cable Dramas’ Scheduling Patterns Give Them An Emmy Advantage?

Nellie Andreeva

emmyIt’s hard to look around and not come across an ad for the upcoming fourth season of AMC’s drama Mad Men. There are billboards, promos, reviews, stories, and interviews with the cast and creator Matthew Weiner seemingly everywhere this week, which leads to the Sunday season premiere. This week also happens to be when TV Academy voters receive their ballots for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. And on Monday, the day after the Mad Men season premiere, they will start receiving the ballots for the categories featured in the main telecast, including best series. Of course, Mad Men will be judged for Season 3, but is all this attention to the new season helping the series’ Emmy chances? Mad Men won multiple awards including the top drama series statuette at the Emmys in the past 2 years. Both times, a new season of the show launched just before the final voting phase, with fresh episodes airing throughout. In the year before Mad Men’s first Emmy appearance, 2007, The Sopranos won best drama series. The series was also fresh in voters’ minds, having concluded its run with the much-talked about finale in June.

In comedy, it’s mostly about the characters, the situations and laughs, but in drama, it’s about the emotional connection with the show. That’s why I think having a series fresh in your mind while voting is important. I think it’s not a coincidence that in the month after the end of … Read More »

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