About the Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards
| 2008-2009 LOS ANGELES AREA CALENDAR
January 1, 2008- Dec. 31, 2008
CONTEST ELIGIBILITY PERIOD
DESIGNATED NEWS DAY
NOVEMBER 6, 2008
FOR CATEGORIES 33, 34
AT HOME JUDGING
DEADLINE FOR ALL ERRORS IN THE LISTING OF NOMINATIONS
The Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards are given for broadcast achievements produced or solely financed and controlled by Los Angeles television stations or cable television systems.
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and the Los Angeles Area Awards Committee, comprised of station program and news directors, determines the awards structure. For complete list of 61st Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards nominations and winners, click the link below:
The 61st Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards ceremony will be held August 29, 2009, at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood.
For additional information about the Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards please contact Liz Korda Smith at (818) 754-2875 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
60th Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards
Among many highlights of the 2008 Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards gala, the Television Academy honored the Los Angeles Dodgers team with the prestigious Governors Award.
Plenty of Dodger greats were hand for the moving ceremony —Jimmy Campanis, Tommy Davis, Steve Garvey, Jim Gott, “Sweet Lou” Johnson, Lee Lacy, Ken Landreaux, Don Newcombe, Wes Parker and Derrell Thomas—along with former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda and the organization’s president, Jamie McCourt.
Preceding the gala, Television Academy CEO John Shaffner joined the team at Dodger Stadium to throw out the first pitch of their September 6 game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
"What an unanticipated thrill it was to throw out the first pitch,” Shaffner said. “I mean, who ever thinks they might get to do that?”
“Walking out to the mound with all those eyes on you,” he continued, “you sort of shift into automatic pilot when they say its your turn—and hope the ball goes in the right direction! It helps when you are doing it for something good: recognizing the Dodgers for being such a great part of LA broadcasting for the last 50 years and reminding folks to watch the Emmys."
See more pictures in the Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards photo gallery here and read the official, full wrap-up of the Los Angeles Area Emmys.
Look back at the 60th Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards. Click here to visit the site.