Emmy Awards

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July 1, 2022

The Emmy Awards are awards given for American television production. They are similar to the Peabody Awards, but unlike them, they are more focused on entertainment. They are considered the equivalent of the Oscars. Awards are given in several different categories, and the decision on the winner is made by three organizations: The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which decides the awards in the prime-time program category The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which decides the awards in the category of daytime programs, documentary, sports and informational programs International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which decides the awards in the category of programs produced outside the US.

History

The first Emmy Awards ceremony was held at the Hollywood Athletic Clubs on January 25, 1949. The name Emmy is a feminization of the name Immy, a nickname used for the tubes of early television cameras. Shirley Dinsdale became the first person to win an Emmy at the first ceremony. The Emmy Award statue looks like a winged woman holding an atom, which has become the television academy's symbol for elevating the arts in television. The statuette was made by engineer Lewis McManus.

Species

Primetime Emmys

They represent awards given to American prime-time television programs. The ceremonies generally take place in mid-September and are broadcast on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.

Daily Emmys

Presenting awards given to American daytime television programs. The first Daily Emmy was awarded in 1972.

Sports Emmys

They present awards given to American sports television programs. The ceremony takes place every spring, usually sometime during the last two weeks of April or the first week of September.

Technological-engineering Emmy

It represents awards given to individuals, companies or scientific organizations that have greatly contributed to the development of technology in television.

Regional Emmys

Presents local awards given to regional US television markets. These awards are less glamorous.

International Emmys

Presents the awards given to the best television programs