NBC’s swift decision May 10 to cancel the 2022 Golden Globes telecast took most in Hollywood by surprise — even inside the network, where the announcement was made so fast (to avoid news leaks) that it wasn’t widely shared internally beforehand.
IBC has issued a call for entries for its IBC2021 Innovation Awards. This year’s awards program will focus on innovations underpinned by collaboration within the content and technology industry. The call for entries will close on June 2, and winners will be announced on Sept. 12 at IBC2021 that is scheduled for Sept. 10-13 in […]
The group that was once assailed by the FCC steadily gained influence in Hollywood over the years until scrutiny of its practices and lack of diversity led NBC to say it would not air its show in 2022.
RTDNA today announced the regional winners of the 2021 Edward R. Murrow Awards. More than 750 awards recognize over 350 local radio and television stations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and four countries. This year, the awards added Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a new category.
Jim Stimson, assistant news director of Hearst-owned NBC affiliate KCRA Sacramento, Calif., has been chosen to receive a Governors’ Citation from the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The award is given in recognition of outstanding and unique achievements or accomplishments by individuals, organizations, or companies which do […]
LONDON (AP) — “Small Axe,” a series of dramas exploring the experiences of London’s West Indian community from the 1960s to the 1980s, received 15 nominations on Wednesday for the British Academy Television Awards. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen has a best-director nomination for the BBC series, and there are acting nominations for John Boyega, […]
Advertisers like Verizon and Expedia cling to hope that Oscars can still deliver highly coveted audiences.
Based on its recent analysis of the North American 5G network applications market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes LiveU with the North America New Product Innovation Award for its LU800 unit. The solution uses 5G transport natively for maximum reliability and the highest-quality video performance. According to LiveU, “a unified, feature-rich unit, including remote production tools for portability and flexibility, […]
Live events like awards shows were supposed to be what saves broadcast TV. But even while they’re stuck at home in the middle of a pandemic, viewers have lost interest in kudocasts — and the ratings declines this year don’t bode well for the future of the form. The recent performance of the Golden Globes, Grammys and SAG Awards should make the producers of this month’s Oscars nervous. So far this year, year-to-year viewership for The CW’s Critics Choice Awards dropped 69%; NBC’s Golden Globes ceremony was down 62%; TNT and TBS’ simulcast of the SAG Awards dipped 52%; and CBS’s Grammys telecast fell 51%.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Schitt’s Creek” and “The Boys in the Band” were winners at the GLAAD Media Awards, which included soccer’s Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger calling for transgender students to be accepted as “part of the team” in sports. Harris and Krieger, spouses who play for the Orlando Pride and were on the […]
TV awards go to Schitt’s Creek, The Crown, The Queen’s Gambit, Hamilton, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Carpool Karaoke.
Another film critics association is going where the cool kids are: TV. The Hollywood Critics Association, which launched in 2016 (originally as the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society) announced a plan to add a TV awards ceremony in summer 2021. The HCA’s awards will also become the first to separate streaming programs from broadcast/cable shows, electing to give the digital platforms their own separate category in drama and comedy.
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation announced the top 10 winners of its 2020-21 Television News Competition. The winners were selected from 77 entries submitted from 48 schools nationwide in the second television competition of this academic year. First Place has been awarded to Katelyn Keenehan, a senior from Arizona State University. She wins a $3,000 scholarship and automatically qualifies […]
The Directors Guild of America has revealed this year’s TV nominees for its 73rd annual DGA Awards, including achievement in drama, comedy, limited/TV movie, variety, reality, children’s and commercials. Also announced on Monday were the nominees for this year’s directorial achievement in documentaries.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is once again facing accusations of corruption and possible violations of the tax-exempt organization. At the center of the new report is an antitrust lawsuit filed by Norwegian journalist and HFPA member Kjersti Flaa, who accused the organization of allowing a “culture of corruption” and claimed “the tax-exempt organization operated as a kind of cartel, barring qualified applicants — including herself — and monopolizing all-important press access while improperly subsidizing its members’ income.”
“The global pandemic, the focus on racial justice and the intense partisanship of 2020 called on us to work harder and smarter than ever, and today we celebrate a few of the many Scripps employees across the country who rose to the occasion,” says Adam Symson, Scripps’ president.
Television stations among the winners of the annual honors presented by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism included WNBC New York, KSTP Minneapolis, WFAA Dallas and KING Seattle.