Paul Simon subject of new documentary

Paul Simon subject of new documentary

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The director whose 1996 documentary about the West Memphis Three helped earn their release says he has completed a film on Paul Simon's return to South Africa.

CBS News exec Lane Venardos dead at 67

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Longtime CBS news producer and executive Lane Venardos died of a heart attack in Hawaii at age of 67, the network announced.
AMC to wrap up 'Breaking Bad' next year

AMC to wrap up 'Breaking Bad' next year

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network AMC says it will wrap up its drama series "Breaking Bad" with a fifth season to start shooting next year in Albuquerque.

PBS pleased with 'Abbey' reception

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- PBS says it is thrilled with the reviews and ratings its British period drama "Downton Abbey" earned when it aired as part of its "Masterpiece" programming.

'Game of Thrones' honored at TCA Awards

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- "Friday Night Lights and "Game of Thrones," captured top honors at the 27th annual Television Critics Association's TCA Awards in Los Angeles, officials said.
Brett Ratner to produce Oscars show

Brett Ratner to produce Oscars show

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Brett Ratner and Don Mischer have been hired to produce the 84th Academy Awards telecast in Los Angeles, it was announced Thursday.
Buble to star in NBC holiday special

Buble to star in NBC holiday special

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Canadian singer-songwriter Michael Buble is to headline his first network television variety special in December, NBC said.
Friars Club honors Gleeson, Cheadle

Friars Club honors Gleeson, Cheadle

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- The Friars Club has honored "The Guard" co-stars Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson with its Best New Buddy Comedy Duo Award at a ceremony in New York.
Lithgow set for Broadway return

Lithgow set for Broadway return

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- John Lithgow has signed on to star in the world premiere production of David Auburn's play "The Columnist," the Broadway show's producers said.

Evans, Loprieno to return to 'Live'

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- Andrea Evans and John Loprieno will return to play characters Tina Lord and Cord Roberts on the U.S. soap opera "One Life to Live," ABC said.
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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

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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