During the Advanced Television Systems Committee’s virtual annual meeting, it was announced that Jae-Young Lee, senior research scientist at South Korea’s Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, is the 2020 recipient of the Bernard J. Lechner Award honoring technical and leadership contributions to the organization. ATSC also announced the recipient of its new ATSC Richer Medal, named for past ATSC President Mark Richer — the Phoenix Model Market partnership.
The 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards will air on CBS as a two-hour live show on Friday, June 26, returning the awards show to broadcast primetime for the first time since 2011. The ceremony, to run from 8 to 10 p.m. ET/PT, will air as a virtual event after organizers, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, were forced to cancel its planned, newly expanded three-night 2020 edition in Pasadena because of the COVID-19 shutdown. Nominations will be announced tomorrow (Thursday) during CBS’s The Talk and on ETOnline.com.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James, Jimmy Fallon, Spotify and HBO are among the 2020 Webby Award winners for internet excellence. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners Tuesday. Fallon’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” won a Webby for best social media for promoting a celebrity, while James was honored […]
Selected from a record of more than 5,000, these 750 regional winners represent the best in local broadcast news. The winning work includes 36 podcasts, a new category for 2020, along with nearly 50 investigative reports and more than 100 examples of excellence in innovation, social media and multimedia.
The 2020 Daytime Emmys, Sports Emmys, News & Documentary Emmys and Technology & Engineering Emmys will be replaced by virtual ceremonies, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced on Wednesday. The Technology & Engineering ceremony had originally been scheduled for April 19 in Las Vegas, and had been postponed until October due to restrictions to combat the coronavirus; the Sports Emmys had been scheduled for April 28 in New York but postponed to fall; the Daytime Emmys had been scheduled for June 12-14 in Pasadena but postponed to fall; and the News & Documentary Emmys had been scheduled for September in New York.
The National Association of Broadcasters has pulled the plug on its physical Celebration of Service to America awards gala in Washington June 9. Instead, there will be a virtual event sometime in the summer, but one that will add the “unparalleled efforts of broadcasters during the COVID-19 pandemic” to those being celebrated.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Tuesday announced the change for the 93rd Academy Awards as a response to how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the film industry. The film academy also said it will condense the two sound categories into one and prohibit DVD screeners for 2022’s 94th Oscars in an effort to become more carbon neutral.
Jennifer Mitchell, from ABC Owned Television Stations, leads original nonlinear content production, while Daniel Alvarez, from NBCU Owned Television Stations, leads bilingual content initiatives.
The top 10 winners in Television News have been announced in the 60th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program. The winners were selected from 74 entries submitted from 45 schools nationwide in the second and final TV competition held this academic year. First Place has been awarded to Payton Tysinger, a rising senior from University of North Carolina […]
The Pulitzer Prizes for 2020 will be announced two weeks later than scheduled as journalists who serve on the board that awards them cover the coronavirus pandemic, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The prizes in categories for journalism, drama, books and music will be handed out on May 4 instead of April 20, said Dana Canedy, a New York Times editor and administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes.
The annual ceremony, previously scheduled for June 18 in Los Angeles, today was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has made the decision to postpone the 45th Annual Gracie Awards Gala, scheduled for May 19, due to recommendations from public health officials surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. The Gracies Gala will now take place on Sept. 22 at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, Calif. “We are grateful […]
Patrick Hanrahan and Edwin Catmull won the major technology prize for their contributions to 3D computer graphics used in movies and video games.
The Radio Television Digital News Foundation held its 30th Annual First Amendment Awards last week in Washington. Other winners: 60 Minutes, NBC’s Bob Horner, Telemundo’s Lori Montenegro, Hearst Television’s Barbara Maushard, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal, and WFLA Tampa, Fla., reporter Steve Andrews.
The annual fundraiser event raised more than $400,000 for the Broadcasters Foundation of America that provides aid to broadcasters in acute need. Also honored was Beasley Media Group’s George Beasley, who was presented with the group’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Above (l-r): Dan Mason, Broadcasters Foundation of America chairman; host Deborah Norville, Inside Edition; Lougee; and Jim Thompson, Broadcasters Foundation of America president. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)
Tegna’s WFAA Dallas takes the local broadcast TV prize for Verify Road Trip: Climate Truth, while Scripps-owned Newsy wins for innovation with its Newsy+Bellingcat, an open-source video investigation on international conflict.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has been tapped to receive the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award. The award is given to an “individual in broadcasting” whose work “exemplifies innovation, community service, advocacy, and entrepreneurship.”
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) has been given the Champion of Public Broadcasting award by America’s Public Television Stations at the group’s annual summit in Washington.
Lizzo was named Entertainer of the Year at the 51st NAACP Image Awards on Saturday. The singer-rapper edged out Angela Bassett, Billy Porter, Regina King and Tyler Perry for the night’s top prize. On Friday night, in a pre-telecast ceremony, some of the other winners were announced. OWN’s Greenleaf nabbed the best drama series prize while ABC’s Black-ish won six awards, including outstanding comedy series.
The annual career-recognition honors will be presented at the Broadcasters Foundation Breakfast on Wednesday, April 22, during the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
The Inside Edition anchor will emcee the dinner honoring Tegna’s Dave Lougee and Beasley’s George Beasley on March 4 that will feature a performance by Nile Rodgers & Chic.
KOTV Tulsa, Okla.’s Lori Fullbright has been selected as an honoree in the 50th Annual Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. This is an honor awarded to Oklahoma journalists who have been in the field for 10 years, have made exceptional contributions to the journalism field and have dedicated their lives to excellence in serving the […]
Winners in the comedy series categories were The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel cast for best ensemble and star Tony Shalhoub for best actor in a comedy series, while Phoebe Waller-Bridge took home the statuette for best actress in a comedy series for Fleabag. On the drama series side, The Crown’s cast won the award for best ensemble, with Jennifer Aniston taking best actress honors for The Morning Show and Peter Dinklage named best actor for Game of Thrones.
Yvette Kanouff, a pioneer in video and digital services, will receive the NATAS Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards will be presented at a gala as part of the 2020 NAB Show.
The Critics’ Choice Awards, hosted by Taye Diggs, were handed out on Sunday night and on the TV side, Fleabag nabbed the trophy for Best Comedy Series while Succession went home with Best Drama.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix will make its presence felt at the 51st NAACP Image Awards next month. The streaming giant on Thursday garnered the most nominations with 42, including for Ava DuVernay’s limited series “Whey They See Us” and the Eddie Murphy-led film “Dolemite is My Name.” Thirty of Netflix’s nominations came in television […]
NEW YORK (AP) — With 15 nominations, Netflix is the top contender at the 31st annual GLAAD Media Awards. The streaming juggernaut scored nominations for outstanding drama series (“The Politician”), outstanding realty program (“Queer Eye”) and outstanding limited series (“When They See Us,” “Tales of the City”). Three Netflix shows will compete for outstanding comedy […]