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The Primetime Emmy Award is an American award bestowed by the Television Arts & Sciences">Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) in recognition of excellence in Television in the United States">American primetime television programming. First given out in 1949, the award was originally referred to as simply the "Emmy Awards" until the first Daytime Emmy Award ceremony was held in 1974 and the word "prime time" was added to distinguish between the two.

The Primetime Emmy Awards generally air in mid-September, on the Sunday before the official start of the fall television season. They are currently seen in rotation among the four major networks (ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC). The ceremony is typically moved to late-August if it is broadcast by NBC (such as in 2006, 2010, and 2014), so that it does not conflict with NBC's commitment to NBC Sunday Night Football">broadcasting Sunday-night NFL games (due to another conflict, this time with the Music Awards">MTV Video Music Awards, the 2014 ceremony was also shifted to a Monday).[1] However, the 2018 ceremony, to be broadcast by NBC, will be moved back to September and air on a Monday.

They are considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (film), Grammy Awards (music), and Tony Awards (stage). The awards are divided into three categories: Primetime Emmy Awards, Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards.

Rules

Among the Primetime Emmy Award rules, a show must originally air on American television during the eligibility period between June 1 and May 31. In order to be considered a national primetime show, the program must air between 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m., and to at least 50 percent of the country. A show that enters into the Primetime Emmy Awards cannot also be entered into the Daytime Emmy Awards or any other national Emmy competition. For shows in syndication, whose air times vary between media markets, they can either be entered in the Daytime or Primetime Emmy Awards (provided they still reach the 50 percent national reach), but not in both. For game shows that reach the 50 percent threshold, they can be entered into the Daytime Emmy Awards if they normally air before 8 p.m (including the former "access hour" from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.); otherwise, they are only eligible for the Primetime Emmy Awards. For web television programs, they must be available for downloading or streaming to more than 50 percent of the country, and like shows in syndication they can only enter in one of the national Emmy competitions.

Shows that are offered for pre-sale to consumers, whether on home video devices or via the Web, are ineligible if the pre-sale period starts more than 7 days before the show's initial airing. Also, a show that receives what the Academy calls a "general theatrical release" before its first airing (either via television or the Internet) is ineligible. The definition of this phrase excludes limited releases for the specific purpose of award qualification, such as screenings at film festivals or the one-week releases in Los Angeles (and, for documentaries, New York City as well) required for Oscar eligibility.[2]

Entries must be submitted by the end of April, even if a show is not scheduled to originally air until the following month when the eligibility period ends in May. Most award categories also require entries to include DVDs or tape masters of the show. For most series categories, any six episodes that originally aired during the eligibility period must be submitted (programs that were cancelled before airing their sixth episode are thus ineligible). For most individual achievement categories, only one episode is required to be submitted; if an episode is a two-parter, both parts may be included on the submitted DVD.

Ballots to select the nominations are sent to Academy members in June. For most categories, members from each of the branches vote to determine the nominees only in their respective categories. All members can however vote for nominations in the best program categories. The final voting to determine the winners is held in August, and is done by judging panels. In June, the Academy solicits volunteers among its active members to serve on these panels. All active members may serve on the program panels; otherwise they are restricted to those categories within their own branch.

Categories

Primetime Emmy Awards

The Primetime Emmy Award is awarded in the following categories:

Programs
Directing
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series">Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series">Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special">Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series">Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series
Writing
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series">Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series">Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special">Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series">Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
Acting
Lead Actor
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series">Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series">Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie">Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Lead Actress
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series">Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series">Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie">Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Supporting Actor
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series">Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series">Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie">Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Supporting Actress
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series">Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series">Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie">Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Creative Arts Emmy Awards

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards are awarded in the following categories (some of which separately recognize work based on whether a single-camera or multi-camera setup was used):

Programs
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series">Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special">Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
  • Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking">Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series or Special">Outstanding Informational Series or Special
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series">Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series">Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series">Outstanding Short Form Variety Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program">Outstanding Structured Reality Program
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program">Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series">Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live)">Outstanding Variety Special (Live)
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)">Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
Acting
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance">Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series">Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series">Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series">Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series">Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator">Outstanding Narrator
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series">Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series">Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
Animation
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program">Outstanding Animated Program
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program">Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation">Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation
Casting
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series">Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series">Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special">Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program">Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program
Children
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program">Outstanding Children's Program
Choreography
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography">Outstanding Choreography
Cinematography
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie">Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series">Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program">Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program">Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour)">Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour)
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour)">Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour)
Commercial
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial">Outstanding Commercial
Costumes
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series, or Movie">Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series, or Movie
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series, or Movie">Outstanding Period Costumes
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series, or Movie">Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Costumes for a Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Programming">Outstanding Costumes for a Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Programming
Directing
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming">Outstanding Directing for Documentary/Nonfiction Programming
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming">Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special">Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special
Hairstyling
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie">Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special">Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series">Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series
Hosting
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program">Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Interactive Media
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Program">Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media within a Scripted Program
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Program">Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media within an Unscripted Program
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Program">Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Programming
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Program">Outstanding Interactive Program
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Program">Outstanding Original Interactive Program
Lighting Design / Lighting Direction
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Lighting Design / Lighting Direction for a Variety Series">Outstanding Lighting Design / Lighting Direction for a Variety Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Lighting Design / Lighting Direction for a Variety Special">Outstanding Lighting Design / Lighting Direction for a Variety Special
Main Title Design
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Design">Outstanding Main Title Design
Makeup
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic)">Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic)">Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)">Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie, or Special">Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie, or Special
Music
Picture Editing
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series">Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program">Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program">Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program">Outstanding Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming">Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series">Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series">Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie">Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie
Production Design
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)">Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour or Less)">Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour or Less)
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program (One Hour or More)">Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program (One Hour or More)
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Series">Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Event or Award Special">Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Event or Award Special
Sound Editing
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing for a One-Hour Series">Outstanding Sound Editing for a One-Hour Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special">Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)">Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)
Sound Mixing
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One-Hour)">Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One-Hour)
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation">Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie">Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera)">Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera)
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special">Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special
Special and Visual Effects
Stunt Coordination
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program">Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series, or Movie">Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series, or Movie
Technical Direction
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series">Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special">Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special
Writing
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming">Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special">Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards

The Engineering Emmy Award is given specifically for outstanding achievement in engineering. It is presented to an individual, company or organization for engineering developments so significant an improvement on existing methods or so innovative in nature that they materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television. The award, which is Television's highest engineering honor, is determined by a jury of highly qualified, experienced engineers in the television industry.

  • Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development (Primetime Emmy Statuette)
  • Engineering Plaque
  • Engineering Certificate

Retired categories

A number of awards have been retired throughout the years, including some that have been replaced by similar award categories in the Daytime Emmy Awards, Sports Emmy Awards, and other areas of recognition:

Records

Overall wins by a performer, program, etc.

Overall nominations for a performer, program, etc.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b The Breaking Bad (season 5)">fifth and final season of Breaking Bad was split into two parts. They are both considered the final season.

References

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