Importance Of Emmy Awards

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An Emmy Award recognizes excellence in the television industry. It corresponds to the Grammy Award for music, the Academy Award, or the Oscar for film and the Tony Award for theatre. Winning all four is referred to as the grand slam or “EGOT” coined by actor Philip Michael Thomas who said his acronym originally stood for energy, growth, opportunity and talent. Only 12 people have achieved this. Directly off the Emmy website, The Emmy Awards were conceived in 1948 and its founding fathers struggled to name the awards. Something interesting I found was that the awards were supposed to be named “Immy’s”, but was feminized as “Emmys” to match the statuette. The first award ceremony was in 1949 and the awards were given to Los Angeles area programming. …show more content…
They also have awards at the college and high school levels. I was actually awarded one of these for a video essay I created my senior year. By having so many parts, The Emmys are really trying to keep the television industry significant by finding excellence on different levels. When we think of the Emmys, we think of the PrimeTime awards. This goes back to Alicia’s definition of PrimeTime being the most watched or in other words, the good stuff. The Emmys have transformed into something much more glamorous than excellence in the television industry and a have stylized red carpet …show more content…
Spanish Language Television is produced in the states to and reaches almost all US households. Two popular ones are Telemundo and Univision. Directly from our textbook, Univision for their 2013-2014 season about 3 million viewers in prime time each day compared to 1.9 for the CW or 10.6 million for CBS, the top-rated network). Hence the word “prime time”. This means that Spanish Language Television shows are still flourishing off of their in home audiences.This kind of television is reaching a different audience, those who do not speak English, so them watching the new season of Orange is the New Black on their iphones is not something you are going to see. Because they are a minority, in the way that they do not speak our primary language of english, they reside to a traditional way of watching TV. That is not to say that there numbers are in the minority, because in In June 2014, Univision’s rating soared during the World Soccer Cup, sometimes beating ESPN, and had nearly 7 billion viewers for

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