US television award, established in 1949. The Primetime Emmy Awards, given by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at an annual ceremony, honour the best shows, actors, writers, directors, and creative technicians in primetime entertainment. The Daytime Emmy Awards, given by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, honour the same in daytime entertainment, as well as in sports, news, technology, and business programming.
The world Emmy comes from ‘immy’, an informal name for television's early image orthicon camera. The Emmy statuette depicts a winged woman who holds an atom; the wings represent the muse of art and the atom represents science.
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences also gives awards annually. The International Emmy Awards honour programmes produced outside the USA.
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1. The awards presented each year to honor achievement in television by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), the National Academy of Te