ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR THE 58th ANNUAL LOS ANGELES AREA EMMY AWARDS
North Hollywood, CA, July 22, 2006 – Dick Askin, Chairman and CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, announced 143 nominations in 46 categories today for the 58th Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards.
The 58th Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards presentation will be held Saturday evening, August 12, 2006 at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood.
This year's Governors Award will be presented to nationally renowned satirist Stan Freberg, a Los Angeles Television pioneer and founding member of the Television Academy. Freberg starred in A Time for Beany which premiered on KTLA in 1949, a groundbreaking program that appealed to adults and children.
Freberg is considered one of the great practitioners of comedy in television and radio. Plus, he is trailblazer in the world of advertising. His creativity, innovation and brilliance have entertained and inspired millions of fans for more than six decades.
Los Angeles area nominations and the three station award categories for regularly scheduled news have been judged by peer group panels convened in Colorado, Florida, New York and Texas.
For the fourth year, Icon Entertainment Inc. will produce this award presentation for the Television Academy. Jeff Androsky and Carol Sherman will Executive Produce for Icon Entertainment, and Los Angeles Area Governor Suzan Jorgensen-Torgerson is the Executive Producer for the Academy.
A one-hour version of the 58th Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards is slated to air on KTLA (Channel 5) at 6:00 pm Saturday, August 26, 2006. Additionally, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year, while KTLA commemorates its 60th milestone in January 2007.
Click the link below to see complete list of today's nominations as tabulated by the Television Academy’s accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP. The nominations have been listed alphabetically by program within each category.
Hal Eisner is the Vice Chair of the Television Academy for the Los Angeles Area Peer Group. Suzan Jorgensen-Torgerson and Joetta DiBella are the Los Angeles Area Governors.
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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in 1946 just one month after network television was born. It is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunications arts and sciences and to fostering creative leadership in the telecommunications industry. In addition to recognizing outstanding programming through its Emmy® Award, the Television Academy publishes Emmy® Magazine and stages many industry-related programs, services and year-round events for the television community.
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Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards Director
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences