An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Academy Award , the Tony Award , and the Grammy Award .
TV producer Bruce Kennedy holding an Emmy award
|Awarded for||Excellence in the television industry|
|Presented by||ATAS / NATAS / IATAS|
|First awarded||January 25, 1949|
|Official website||ATAS Official Emmy website |
NATAS Official Emmy website
IATAS Official Emmy website
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Because Emmy Awards are given in various sectors of the American television industry, they are presented in different annual ceremonies held throughout the year. The two events that receive the most media coverage are the Primetime Emmys and the Daytime Emmys, which recognize outstanding work in American primetime and daytime entertainment programming, respectively. Other notable Emmy Award ceremonies are those honoring national sports programming, national news and documentary shows, national business and financial reporting, and technological and engineering achievements in television, including the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards. Regional Emmy Awards are also presented throughout the country at various times through the year, recognizing excellence in local and statewide television. In addition, International Emmys are awarded for 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 and Sciences (IATAS). Each is responsible for administering a particular set of Emmy ceremonies.