Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020

In a typical Hollywood awards show, it's the orchestra's task to nudge off winners whose acceptance speeches wander into overtime. In a virtual ceremony, the internet could give them an unintentional boot. 

A balky online connection is among the pitfalls that may face next month's...

Thursday, Jun. 18, 2020

The Television Academy has announced additional rules changes for the 72nd Emmy Awards competition, including a restructuring of how nominees are selected in each category.

To align the nominations selection process across all awards categories and to allow for more inclusiveness in the...

Monday, Jun. 15, 2020

The Television Academy has announced that the 2020 Creative Arts Emmys will be an innovative virtual event taking place over several nights in September. The new format for these ceremonies is currently in development. Originally the Creative Arts Emmys were supposed to be presented during two...

Friday, Mar. 27, 2020

The Television Academy has announced changes to be implemented for the 72nd Emmy Awards® season in response to unprecedented challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

These updates include a revised Emmy voting calendar, modification of the hanging episode rule for series and...

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

Cicely Tyson, Seth MacFarlane and Walt Disney Co. chief executive Bob Iger will be joining the Television Academy's Hall of Fame.

Geraldine Laybourne, who helped create the Nickelodeon channel and co-founded Oxygen Media, and veteran TV director Jay Sandrich also were announced Tuesday as...

Friday, Aug. 9, 2019

Continuing our annual tradition, SHOOT sought out Dr. John Leverence, sr. VP of awards at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, to get an entertainment industry perspective on the spots nominated this year for the primetime Emmy Award, which are: Apple’s “Behind the Mac--Make...

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018

The TV academy's first African-American chairman is stepping down after two years.

Hayma Washington told Variety he decided against seeking a second two-year term so he could focus on his work as a producer and promote diversity.

Washington also has served as chief executive...

Monday, Sep. 17, 2018

In 38 years of managing the Emmy Awards — more than half its 70-year history — John Leverence has faced everything from the demands of a changing TV industry to ticket nightmares to a statuette guilty of causing bodily harm.

As the TV academy's senior vice president for awards, he's seen...

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

Our annual tradition continues with SHOOT sounding out John Leverence, sr. VP of awards at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, to get an entertainment industry POV  on the spots nominated this year for the primetime Emmy which are: Procter & Gamble’s “The Talk” directed by...

Tuesday, May. 15, 2018

Diahann Carroll recalls a date with Marlon Brando that yielded a slap and career advice. Robert Adler tells how he co-invented the TV remote control. Walter Cronkite shares his dismay over learning that White House pressure trimmed a CBS report on Watergate.

Their accounts are part of an...

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