March 12, 2008 |
The Emmy Awards are moving from the venerable Shrine Auditorium to the new Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences signed a 10-year deal with Anschutz Entertainment Group to stage the annual Emmys show at the 6,500-seat Nokia, starting with this year's show on Sept. 21. The Emmys' after-show Governors Ball will be held next door at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
April 23, 2008 |
They'll be handing out a new Emmy in September -- for outstanding host of a reality or reality-competition program. Among those who will be eligible are Ryan Seacrest ("American Idol"), Jeff Probst ("Survivor") and Phil Keoghan ("The Amazing Race"). "Reality television has become such an integral part of television and our culture so it only made sense for us to create this new highly competitive category," said John Shaffner, chairman of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The first winner will be announced at the ceremony scheduled for Sept.
June 9, 1989 |
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences added seven new names to its Hall of Fame Wednesday. Roone Arledge, Fred Astaire, Perry Como, Joan Ganz Cooney, Don Hewitt, Carroll O'Connor and Barbara Walters--who between them have won a roomful of Emmys--will be inducted this fall in ceremonies that will be taped for airing on Fox Broadcasting. Accompanying the announcement of the honorees were comments on why they were selected: Arledge, for creative work and innovative quality in sports and news programming during his 30 years at ABC; Astaire, for making a classic transition from theatrical motion pictures into Emmy-winning television specials, and outstanding dramatic acting versatility; Como, "one of the most popular singers and variety hosts" in the history of television; Cooney, for her dedicated service as chief executive officer of Children's Television Workshop, which she co-founded in 1968; Hewitt, the executive producer of "60 Minutes," for his outstanding 40-year career with CBS News; O'Connor, for turning Archie Bunker "into a global icon that opened new dimensions of American television comedy"; and Walters, "acknowledged worldwide as one of television's most respected interviewers and journalists."
July 10, 2008 |
KNBC-TV Channel 4 led the field in nominations announced today for the 60th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, collecting 24 nods in 41 categories that honor local programming on broadcast and cable television during 2007. KTTV-TV Channel 11 was second with 17, followed by KTLA-TV Channel 5 with 11. Jointly owned KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9 combined for eight nominations; KCAL got eight more on its own and KCBS had four. In unveiling the nominations, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences also said it would bestow its annual governors award to the Los Angeles Dodgers in recognition of the team's "rich 50-year history of broadcasting in Los Angeles and their charitable endeavors throughout the Southern California community."
June 25, 2010
The estate of Michael Jackson is taking issue with a documentary to debut in Japan on the anniversary of the pop star's death Friday. According to a promotional website, the film was shot by Marc Schaffel, a former associate who had a major falling-out with Jackson in a messy trial in which they sued each other four years ago. In a statement sent to the Associated Press on Thursday, the estate says the film's promoters "misled Michael Jackson's...
June 22, 1989 |
Officials of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the UCLA Film and Television Archive unveiled Wednesday a multi-faceted co-venture for opening the nation's largest television archive to the general public for the first time. UCLA maintains a 25,000-program archive in partnership with the academy, but access to it is primarily limited to researchers. That situation is expected to change dramatically by mid-1990, when a study center housed in the academy's new North Hollywood headquarters will be opened to provide added viewing facilities and related research resources for both serious students and curious TV fans.