The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for four new Emmy Awards for original entertainment programming â€“ comedy, drama, childrenâ€™s and variety created specifically for broadband, including computers, mobile phones, PDAs and similar devices. The winners will be named at the Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment EmmyÂ® Awards in Hollywood at the Hollywood & Highlands Ballroom on June 14.
“The nominees represent a cross section of broadband programs, created by both industry leaders and consumers, with the common denominator being quality â€“ the creativity and production values of these programs are exceptional. In fact, this year we had more entries in each of the broadband program categories than any other program category, and the user-generated programs nominated represent nearly 50% of the total nominees. Clearly we have moved toward television anytime, anywhere, by anyone,â€ said Peter Price, President/CEO of NATAS.
For the first time this year, NATAS partnered with MySpace to create a unique community empowering users to submit content for consideration for the broadband Emmy Awards. Among the dozens of entries submitted via MySpace, Satacracy 88, a weekly drama series, where viewers vote on the ending each week thus directing the continuation of the story, distributed via ItsAllInYourHands.com was nominated in the drama category.
Originally posted on June 1, 2007 @ 7:36 am