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 […]
The winners of TVNewsCheck’s Social Media Excellence Awards demonstrate some of the many ways the still-emerging medium can be used to benefit both viewers and the stations. L-r: TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp; Social News Desk’s Kim Wilson; ABC Owned Television Stations’ Michael Koenigs; WJLA’s Caroline Patrickis; KABC’s Hanna Maxfield; and KKYV’s Lindsey Grewe and Tony Keith. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)
LynTec, a manufacturer of electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting (AVL) systems, announced that its new Xtend Power Control (XPC) series won a Sound & Video Contractor 2019 Innovative Product Award. The XPC remote relay modules and stand-alone controller add virtually unlimited flexibility to the company’s extensive power control options. The […]
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ken “Hawk” Harrelson, a former player who called Chicago White Sox games for 34 years, on Wednesday won the Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick award for excellence in broadcasting. “It’s just such an honor,” Harrelson said. “I’ve always considered myself to be probably as lucky, if not the luckiest, human being […]
Four television are among the 16 winners honored for focusing on timely issues such as immigration, political corruption and abuse of power, especially as it relates to sexual assault.
Even in a world of participation trophies, broadcast-TV is having a harder and harder time competing in the industry’s major award shows — to a degree that one might wonder if a network show or star, worthy though they may be, can ever break out again.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A list of the nominees for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday in West Hollywood, California: TELEVISION Actor in a TV movie or miniseries: Mahershala Ali, “True Detective”; Russell Crowe, “The Loudest Voice”; Jared Harris, “Chernobyl”; Jharrel Jerome, “When They See Us”; Sam Rockwell, “Fosse/Verdon.” Actress in […]
Peabody today announced the appointment of several new members to its bicoastal board of directors. The boards provide expert counsel and stewardship, and advance Peabody’s commitment to outstanding and transformative storytelling. Launched in 2015, the board of directors are separate from the traditional board of jurors that bestow the prestigious Peabody Awards for excellence in […]
RTDNA adds podcast and feature-length documentary categories for next year’s journalism competition.
The shutout, believed to be for the first time, of the broadcast networks — ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, The CW and PBS — made for a seemingly awkward situation for NBC, which will host the awards ceremony Jan. 5 and covered the nominations live on Today. It was a crowining moment for Netflix, which got 17 TV nods, to go with its 17 on the movie side.
EVS, a provider of live video technology for broadcast and new media productions, today announced that Overcam, its new AI-based camera automation system, has won the IABM’s top honor for design and innovation. The Peter Wayne Golden BaM award recognizes the year’s best new solution within the broadcast and media technology industry. All 20 winners of the IABM’s […]
At its Gala Dinner Wednesday night — part of the IABM Annual International Business Conference & Awards in London — the IABM announced that Manfred Reitmeier from Rohde & Schwarz is the recipient of its Technology Leader of the Year 2019 Award. The award recognizes a person who is at the forefront of disruption and […]
The Los Angeles ABC Owned Television Station, winner of TVNewsCheck’s Social Media Excellence Award for large market stations, aims to “dial in to the information people are going to need” on Facebook. Its high engagement there reflects efforts to connect with the market’s sizeable Hispanic viewership and its deft management of topic-specific Facebook Groups.