The Television Academy today announced the addition of a new Emmy category and juried award for the redefined Emerging Media Programming Peer Group along with revised Emmy submission guidance for Documentary Programming.
The Academy previously announced a new Emerging Media Programming Peer Group (replacing the Interactive Media Peer Group) with requirements that better reflect the current media landscape. The new awards recognize professionals from across the industry who create or have an impact on emerging media program content, such as: virtual, alternate, mixed or extended reality interactive storytelling; viewer-driven narratives, storylines and sequences of content consumption; and multi-platform and/or metaverse storytelling.
Juried - Outstanding Innovation In Emerging Media Programming
Awarded to producer(s), company(s), and/or individual(s) responsible for the creation of groundbreaking emerging media programming that demonstrates technical or storytelling innovation, significantly elevating the audience's viewing experience beyond traditional linear TV programming.
Category - Outstanding Emerging Media Program
Awarded to producer(s), company(s), and/or individual(s) responsible for the creation of emerging media programming related to an existing linear television program or series or one that is entirely original. The award recognizes content that is central and fundamental to the work itself and demonstrates creative excellence, elevating the audience's viewing experience beyond traditional linear programming.
Revision to Documentary Programming Submissions: Documentaries that appear on the AMPAS viewing platform but have not received an Oscar nomination may still qualify for Emmy consideration.
This change aligns the Television Academy and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in their approach to documentary submissions.
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