National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Daytime Programming, Sports, Public Service, Technology, News & Documentary
Founded in 1957, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime, Public Service and Technology. NATAS, which operates independently of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles, is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within these sectors of television industry.
The National Academy membership is made up of television professionals from twenty regional chapters. Each chapter hosts regional awards for non-national programming.
Twenty chapters of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, located across the United States, conduct regional awards to recognize excellence in all the regional television markets. Because our headquarters, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, are located in Los Angeles, our offices handle regional membership and awards for the Los Angeles area only.