When Frank Scherma was elected as chairman and CEO of the Television Academy three years ago, he came to office with grand plans to reform the organization. What he didn’t plan on was a global pandemic interrupting that focus. That’s why, as Scherma confirmed on Wednesday morning, he plans to run for re-election in November in a bid to continue as chairman/CEO for another two-year term.
The Television Academy said Thursday that attendees at next month’s Primetime Emmy Awards and Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be required to provide a negative COVID test in addition to being fully vaccinated. This year’s ceremonies are being limited to nominees and a guest with the rise of the Delta variant this summer hampering the return to fully live in-person events in Los Angeles and around the country.
The Television Academy revealed Tuesday that “following discussions with health and safety experts” for L.A. County, the organization is limiting the number of nominees who will be allowed to attend the Emmy Awards on Sept. 19 as well as the Creative Arts Emmys on Sept. 11 and 12.
As cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant continue to rise across the country, including in Los Angeles County, the Television Academy has added a vaccination requirement to all attendees of this year’s Emmy ceremonies. The organization joins most Hollywood events, including premieres, now requiring proof of vaccination before entry.
The Television Academy has once again canceled the post-Emmys Governors Balls, and has also announced that the Creative Arts Emmys will return to the weekend before the Primetime Emmys telecast, and take place on Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12. Just like the plans for this year’s Primetime Emmys ceremony, the live audience for the Creative Arts Emmys will be limited to nominees and their guests, and be held at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles’ LA Live complex.
The great Emmy debate over a merged variety series category has been solved, at least for now: The Television Academy has decided this year to maintain separate categories for variety talk series and variety sketch series after all. The decision to keep the two categories, reversing course from a previous plan to merge them back together, came after intense lobbying from the late night shows, their producers and their PR representatives.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Perry has won awards from the NAACP and BET. Now he’s getting a big one from the Television Academy: He and his foundation are the recipients of the 2020 Governors Award. The prize, picked by the academy board of governors, honors Perry “for his unprecedented achievements in television and his […]
After much conversation about the need during this era of “Peak TV” for the Emmy race to expand the number of nominees in key categories, the Television Academy is doing just that. It announced late Wednesday that it would expand the number of nominations in comedy and drama to eight, regardless of the number of submissions.
After days of discussions amongst themselves, a group of TV communications and awards execs may ask the Television Academy to potentially push the Emmy awards calendar, or at least address some of their questions about how this year’s campaign season will proceed.
The possibility of a host-less Emmys is among the leading options being considered by Fox and the Television Academy as it preps for this year’s telecast.
The CEO of the TV Academy released a statement addressing the disqualification from Emmys voting of several performers.
The Television Academy is putting its foot down on category flip-flops. Going forward, programs will be allowed to switch categories (say, from comedy to drama competition) in the Emmy race just once. After that, they’re locked in — and won’t be allowed to change categorize again.
The Television Academy has named Frank Scherma chairman and CEO. Co-founder and president of RadicalMedia, Scherma replaces Hayma Washington, who is stepping down after one term as head of the organization. Scherma’s two-year term as head of the organization, which oversees the Primetime Emmy Awards, begins Jan. 1.
Many TV Academy members, like the culture at large, are grappling with the show’s success and the divisive personal politics of its star.
It is the latest Hollywood body to institute new workplace practices in the wake of the harassment allegations that have roiled the industry.
The Television Academy announced the newly elected members to its board of governors. These governors will serve a two-year term, beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, and continuing through Dec. 21, 2019.
The 2018 Emmy Awards are scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17, NBC and the Television Academy announced today. Airing live coast-to-coast (8-11 p.m. ET / 5-8 p.m. PT) on the Peacock from the Microsoft Theater at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles, the host and producers for the 70th Annual Primetime ceremony will be announced at a later date.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organization that bestows the Emmy Awards has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein in the wake of numerous allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against the producer. The Television Academy says its leadership voted Monday to ban the producer for life. Weinstein is primarily known as a film producer but his […]
ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC are in talks with the Television Academy about a new licensing deal for the Primetime Emmy Awards. The TV Academy has retained heavyweight lawyer Ken Ziffren, who led the previous two negotiations in 2002 and in 2010-11.
The Television Academy has rejiggered the Interactive Media award categories for the 69th Emmy Awards — aiming to bring new and innovative digital approaches to TV storytelling into the tent.
The academy said Thursday its board of governors elected Hayma “Screech” Washington as chairman and CEO. Washington, an award-winning producer and a former Walt Disney Co. executive, has served as co-governor of the producers’ branch of the academy.
The Television Academy has crowned the long-running Fox singing competition show with its annual Governors Award, which honors exceptional achievement in the television arts and sciences.