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'Mildred Pierce,' 'Downton Abbey' win multiple Emmys

'Mildred Pierce,' 'Downton Abbey' win multiple Emmys

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- "Mad Men" was named Outstanding Drama Series for a fourth consecutive year at the Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles.
'Modern Family' wins big at Emmy Awards

'Modern Family' wins big at Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The sitcom "Modern Family" won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series at a ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night.
Scorsese wins first Emmy for 'Boardwalk Empire'

Scorsese wins first Emmy for 'Boardwalk Empire'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- New York filmmaker Martin Scorsese won his first Emmy Award Sunday night for directing HBO's "Boardwalk Empire."
Charlie Sheen presents Lead Actor Comedy Emmy

Charlie Sheen presents Lead Actor Comedy Emmy

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Actor Charlie Sheen wished his former "Two and a Half Men" stars well when he presented an award at the Emmys ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Emmy charity pre-party a big success

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The sponsors of the pre-Emmy gala in Century City in Los Angeles say they raised a lot of money for charity.

FX wiz named 'Walking Dead' producer

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network AMC says it has named Emmy Award-winning makeup effects artist Greg Nicotero co-executive producer of "The Walking Dead."
Cheadle, Lowe to be Emmys presenters

Cheadle, Lowe to be Emmys presenters

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Don Cheadle, Kaley Cuoco, Rob Lowe, Melissa McCarthy, Lea Michele and Ian Somerhalder are to be presenters at Sunday's Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles.

Actress Mary Fickett dead at 83

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Actress Mary Fickett, who played nurse Ruth Martin on the U.S. soap opera "All My Children" for decades, died at her home in Callao, Va., ABC said. She was 83.
Dr. Oz to kick off Season 3 next week

Dr. Oz to kick off Season 3 next week

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Season 3 of "The Dr. Oz Show" will highlight ways to fight ovarian cancer and lose belly fat, the syndicated U.S. talk show's producers said Friday.
SAG to honor Mary Tyler Moore

SAG to honor Mary Tyler Moore

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild announced plans Thursday to honor actress, producer and humanitarian Mary Tyler Moore with its life achievement award.
Kutcher, Margulies to be Emmys presenters

Kutcher, Margulies to be Emmys presenters

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Ashton Kutcher, Julianna Margulies, Amy Poehler and Sofia Vergara are to be presenters at the 63rd Prime-time Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles, producers said.
Hargitay narrates 9/11 special

Hargitay narrates 9/11 special

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Actress Mariska Hargitay has narrated a TV program about children who lost a parent in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States, NBC said.
Griffin to host post-Emmys special

Griffin to host post-Emmys special

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. comedienne Kathy Griffin is to star in a 1-hour special called "Kathy Griffin's Emmys Aftermath," TV Guide Network said Monday.
Season 2 of 'Luther' gets start date for BBC America

Season 2 of 'Luther' gets start date for BBC America

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- BBC America says it will start airing a second season of its celebrated British police drama "Luther" next month.

Michael Showers from 'Treme' found dead

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Authorities say a body found in the Mississippi River has been identified as Michael Showers, who played police Capt. John Guidry in "Treme."
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Actors Jon Cryer (L) and Ashton Kutcher present during the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on September 18, 2011. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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An Emmy Award, often referred to simply as the Emmy, is a television production award, similar in nature to the Peabody Awards but more focused on entertainment, and is considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (for film) and the Grammy Awards (for music).[1][2] A majority of Emmys are presented in various sectors of the American television industry. As such, the awards are presented in various area-specific ceremonies held annually throughout the year. The two ceremonies that usually receive the most media coverage are the Primetime Emmys and the Daytime Emmys, primarily recognizing excellence in American primetime and daytime entertainment programming, respectively. Other notable Emmy Award ceremonies include those honoring national sports programming, national news and documentary shows, national business and financial reporting, and technological and engineering achievements in television. Regional Emmy Awards are also presented throughout the country at various times through the year, recognizing excellence in local and state-to-state television. In addition, International Emmys are awarded to recognize excellence in TV programming produced and initially aired outside the United States. Three related but separate organizations present the Emmy Awards: the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.[3] Each is responsible for administering a particular set of Emmy award shows.[4] History TV producer Bruce Kennedy holding an Emmy The Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) established the Emmy Awards as part of an image-building and public relations opportunity.[4] The first Emmy Awards were presented on January 25, 1949 at the Hollywood Athletic Club, but solely to honor shows produced and aired locally in the Los Angeles area. Shirley Dinsdale has the distinction of receiving the very first Emmy, for Most Outstanding Television Personality, during that first awards ceremony.[4] In the 1950s, the ATAS expanded the Emmys into a national event, presenting the awards to shows broadcast nationwide. In 1955, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) was formed in New York as a sister organization to serve members on the East Coast, and help to also supervise the Emmys. The NATAS also established regional chapters throughout the United States, with each one developing their own local Emmy awards show for local programming.[4] The ATAS still however maintained its separate regional ceremony honoring local programming in the Los Angeles Area.[5] Originally there was only one Emmy Awards ceremony held per year to honor shows nationally broadcast in the United States. That changed when the Daytime Emmy Awards, a separate awards show specifically just for daytime programming, was first held in 1974. Other area-specific Emmy Awards ceremonies soon followed. Also, the International Emmy Awards, honoring television programs produced and initially aired outside the U.S., was established in the early 1970s.[4] Meanwhile, all Emmys awarded prior to the emergence of these separate, area-specific ceremonies are listed along with the Primetime Emmy Awards in the ATAS' official records.[6] In 1977, due to various conflicts, the ATAS and the NATAS agreed to split ties. However, they also agreed to share ownership of the Emmy statue and trademark, with each responsible for administering a specific set of award shows.[4]

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