Television Academy Honors Canceled Amid Writers Strike

The 2023 Television Academy Honors have been canceled due to the ongoing writers strike. “After discussions with the WGA and out of deference to those impacted by the ongoing labor dispute, the Television Academy is canceling the Television Academy Honors reception which was scheduled for the evening of May 31. We appreciate everyone’s understanding,” an email sent to TV Academy members reads.

Television Academy Reports 75% Of Its Membership Is White

Nearly 75 percent (74.9 percent, to be precise) of the Television Academy’s membership is white — or at least the two-thirds (67.4 percent) of its 20,583 members who responded to the organization’s call to update their demographic information in the online database. The data collection is part of the Academy’s ongoing efforts to work on its diversity, equity and inclusion — and now, accessibility as well.

TV Academy Adds New Category, Reverses Documentary Campaign Rule

Docs that “appear on the AMPAS viewing platform but have not received an Oscar nomination may still qualify for Emmy consideration,” the TV Academy announced Tuesday.

Emmy Awards Sets Fall Airdate On Fox; Key Art Unveiled

The Television Academy and Fox Entertainment today jointly announced that the 75th Emmy Awards are scheduled for Monday, Sept. 18, live coast to coast. The ceremony will air from 8-11 p.m. ET and 5-8 p.m. PT on Fox. A week prior to the Emmy Awards telecast, the 2023 Creative Arts Emmy Awards will take place over two consecutive nights on Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10. An edited presentation will be telecast on FXX at a later date.

TV Academy Elects New Board Of Governors

The new members will begin serving their terms on January 1, 2023, running through December 31, 2024. According to the Academy, more than half of those elected are new to the boardroom and represent diverse talent and professions across the industry.

Television Academy To Hold An Industry-Wide Diversity Summit In December

The Television Academy will launch its first industry-wide summit on diversity, equity and inclusion later this year, which comes as the group also releases its latest report on DEI practices throughout the industry. The summit, which will take place Dec. 1, will target DEI professionals in the industry “to meet, network, share ideas and collaborate to work towards a more inclusive and equitable industry, increasing the visibility, equity and power for those marginalized and underrepresented,” according to the Academy.

TV Academy to Honor Geena Davis Institute On Gender In Media With 2022 Governors Award

Television Academy Names Linda Swain Membership/Outreach VP


How The Emmys Dumped ‘Primetime’ To Focus On Genre, As We Approach A Post-Linear Era

And just like that, the Television Academy took the “primetime” out of the Primetime Emmys. This year, the qualifying rule stipulates that any programs and individual achievements within them “identify as Primetime program by virtue of genre and [if they] were originally presented during the current eligibility year.” It’s a subtle, but monumental difference as we head into a post-linear era.

Television Academy Elects Sherri Chung As First Female Music Branch Governor

Television Academy To Invite Location Managers To Apply For Membership For First Time

Emmy Producers Reveal Telecast Plans

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.

Television Academy Launches Science And Technology Peer Group

Emmys Ceremonies To Require Negative COVID Tests For Attendees As Well As Vax Proof

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.

TV Academy Scales Back Emmy Invitees

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.

TV Academy To Require Proof Of Vaccination At This Year’s Emmys

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.

Emmys Governors Balls Canceled For Second Year

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.

Television Academy Opens Door for ‘Performer’ Emmy, And Solves The Documentary Double-Dipping Conundrum For Good

Television Academy Hires Diversity Consultant

TV Academy To Keep Talk And Sketch Emmy Categories Separate

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.

Tyler Perry’s Work Honored With 2020 Governors Award

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 […]

Valerie Harper’s Four Emmys Withdrawn From Auction After TV Academy Lawsuit

TV Academy Sues To Stop Auction Of Valerie Harper’s ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ Emmy Statuettes

TV Academy Expands Comedy, Drama Emmys

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.

TV Academy May Be Asked To Push Emmys

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.

TV Academy Unveils First Emmy Category For Esports

Television Academy Unveils New Board Of Governors

Fox, TV Academy Mull Host-Free Emmys

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.

TV Academy Disqualifies ‘Few Members’ For Emmy Block Voting

The CEO of the TV Academy released a statement addressing the disqualification from Emmys voting of several performers.

Fox’s ‘Rent’ To Compete In Emmy Variety Special Live Category

Don Mischer Productions & Done+Dusted To Produce 2019 Primetime Emmys

Emmys Kicks Three Shows Out Of Limited Series Categories

TV Academy Makes Emmy Rules Changes

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.

TV Academy To Eliminate Emmy DVD Screeners in 2020

TV Academy Names Frank Scherma Chairman-CEO

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.

Frank Scherma Sole Candidate For TV Academy Chair

Emmy Voters Sound Off On ‘Roseanne’

Many TV Academy members, like the culture at large, are grappling with the show’s success and the divisive personal politics of its star.

TV Academy Expands Membership Eligibility

TV Academy Sets New Conduct Standards

It is the latest Hollywood body to institute new workplace practices in the wake of the harassment allegations that have roiled the industry.

TV Academy Announces Board Of Governors

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.