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March 23, 2017

38th College Television Awards Nominees Announced

The Television Academy Foundation announced today the nominees for the 38th College Television Awards who will be honored at the Academy's Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center on Wednesday, May 24. The awards show will be available to view online via live stream at TelevisionAcademy.com/CTA.

Hunter March, producer, writer and TV personality of AwesomenessTV, yesterday announced the nominees in two major College Television Awards categories – Best Drama and Best Comedy – to his social media audience. The complete list of nominees is listed below.

"Our goal with the CTA's is to honor the exceptional work of these diverse students and leverage our platform to spotlight the next generation of creators and executives in the television industry," said Madeline Di Nonno, chair of the Television Academy Foundation. "We congratulate our nominees on their outstanding achievements and look forward to their continued successes."

In addition, winners of two special awards were announced: the Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship competition and the Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Award. The Mister Rogers Scholarship is a project-based award and is underwritten by EY, a global leader in professional services. It is given to rising and graduating seniors and graduate students working on projects in children's media and pursuing a career that furthers the values and principles of Fred Rogers' work. The Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Award is presented in partnership with the Loreen Arbus Foundation to the student project that best portrays disability topics and issues. Winners of these awards will be presented at the May 24 College Television Awards.

The College Television Awards is a nationwide competition recognizing excellence in student work and spotlighting an inclusive group of talented storytellers and content creators who aspire to careers in the entertainment industry. All nominees and pre-announced award-winners attend a two-day television summit prior to the awards, featuring a hands-on professional development experience and access to many of the industry's top executives and innovators. They also become Television Academy Foundation alumni and are able to network and benefit from ongoing programs and offerings.

The 38th College Television Awards list of nominees include:

COMEDY
Dollar King
Trevor Smith
American Film Institute

Magic Mouse
Annie Bravo
Austin Brown
Full Sail University

DRAMA
DeKalb Elementary
Reed Van Dyk
University of California-Los Angeles

Snowplow
Joshua Valle
American Film Institute

Viola, Franca
Marta Savina
University of California-Los Angeles

ANIMATION
Taijitu
Dylan Hoffman
Brigham Young University

Unmasked
Christina Faraj
Alice Gavish
School of Visual Arts

The Wishgranter
Kal Athannassov
Ringling College of Art and Design

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING
A Taylor Story
Becky Prolman
Camille Houphouet-Boigny
Chapman University

The monkey king is in town
Shamola Kharkar
Chapman University

Pick Your Own
Amanda Domuracki
Andrew Fewsmith
Wes Palmer
Luke Shields
Boston University

COMMERCIAL
The Aussie Bean 30 Second Spot
Noah Rashba
Chapman University

Lost Chocolate: A Skateboard Story
Caleb Heller
Jane Hollon
Andrew Pollins
American Film Institute

The Plumber
Yoni Klein
Andrew Pollins
American Film Institute

DIRECTING FOR DRAMA
Ernie
Hadley Hillel
Chapman University

It's Just a Gun
Brian Robau
Chapman University

The Other Side
Daniel Abatan
American Film Institute

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWSCAST
Head Games
Erika Orstad
University of Miami

LOREEN ARBUS FOCUS ON DISABILITY
Slow Angels
Ying Lu
New York University

MISTER ROGERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Estefania de la Chica
Development
Columbia University

Kevin Wong
Research
New York University

MUSIC COMPOSITION
For Old Time's Sake
Robert Mai
Chapman University

Icarus
Ryan Stratton
Chapman University

Parchment Wings
Benjamin Hoff
University of North Carolina School of the Arts - School of Filmmaking

NEWSCAST
Carolina Week - April 13, 2016
McKenzie Bennett
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

WUFT News First at Five: September 2nd, 2016
Dani Hurtado
Ryan Roberts
University of Florida

WVU News "Special Edition" Heroin and Opioids: When Addiction Hits Home
Megan Saporito
West Virginia University

SERIES-SCRIPTED
The Buzz
Shasta Ford
Matt Nickley
Savannah College of Art and Design

Con
Audrey Emerson
Jen Enfield-Kane
Joelle Jacoby
Jenn Kuan
Noah Suarez-Sikes
Amy Suto
University of Southern California

Sanity
Helga Bryndis-Ernudottir
Allison Hartel
Andrea Massaro
Will McCance
Linda Riedman
Junyi Zhang
University of California-Los Angeles

SERIES-UNSCRIPTED
Learn to Count in an Endangered Language
Eli LaBan
Temple University

MCBCtv
Brad Parsons
Central Michigan University

Show-Me Chefs
Chelsea Eichholz
Ryan Gilyard
Daan Jansen
Missouri State University

VARIETY
2016 University of Florida Homecoming Parade Pre-Show
Danielle Frew
Jack Kramer
University of Florida

Brooklyn's Best
Amina Ebada
Michael Irgang
Kevin Keating
Salomeya Lomidze
Jeremy  Norris
Michael Zhonga
City University of New York - Brooklyn College

Routes TV-Oklahoma: The Natural Disaster State
Trevor Slack
University of Oklahoma

WRITING FOR COMEDY
The Buzz
Matt Nickley
Savannah College of Art and Design

Dollar King
David Brent
American Film Institute

Trying to Fuck: A Modern Day Romance
Matt Gibson
Chapman University

WRITING FOR DRAMA
Lockdown
Daisygreen Stenhouse
American Film Institute

No Way Back
Michael Kongshaug
Eileen Shim
American Film Institute

Snowplow
Christopher Greenslate
Mia Niebruegge
American Film Institute


Get the full press release here.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

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