The Emmy Awards are the prestigious awards offered to outstanding performances to the artists in recognition of excellence in the TV industry. These awards correspond to the Tony Award intended for theater, the Academy Award intended for movies, and the Grammy Award intended for the music.
As Emmy Awards are offered in different sectors of the television industry of America, they are offered in different yearly ceremonies held all through the year. The two occasions that get the majority media coverage are the Daytime Emmys and the Prime time Emmys, which identify exceptional work in American daytime and primetime amusement programming, respectively. Other distinguished Emmy Award ceremonies are the ones, honoring national documentary and news shows, national games programming, national business and monetary reporting, and engineering and technological achievements in television. Local Emmy Awards are also awarded all through the country on different occasions during the year, recognizing distinction in statewide and local television. Additionally, International Emmys are presented for distinction in television programming produced and originally broadcasted outside the United States.
The Emmy Awards are being presented three associated, but separate groups, such as the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Each organization is responsible for handling a meticulous set of Emmy ceremonies.
The Emmy figurine, depicting a woman with wings, holding a molecule, was designed by Louis McManus, a television engineer. Louis designed the figurine by making use of his wife as the mock-up. The Television Academy discarded a total of 47 proposals earlier than settling the design of Louis McManus in 1948. The figurine has since turned out to be the representation of the purpose of supporting and uplifting the art and science of television of the Television Academy. The wings in the figurine stand for the muse of art, and the molecule represents the electron of science.
When choosing a name for the award, Syd Cassyd, the Academy founder, at first recommended "Ike", the pet name for the TV iconoscope tube. However, the pet name was also the accepted pet name of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the hero of the Second World War and future President of the United States. So, Academy members required something more distinctive. Lastly, Harry Lubcke, the television engineer and the third president of the academy, proposed the name "Immy", a word commonly exploited for the picture orthicon tube employed in the early cameras. Subsequent to the selection of "Immy", it was shortly feminized to Emmy to contest their female figurine.
The weight of each Prime time Emmy figurine is 6 lbs (2.7 kg), 12 ounces (3.08 kg), and is constructed nickel, copper, gold and silver. The height of the figurine is 15.5 inches (39 cm), with a bottom diameter of 7.5 inches (19 cm) and it weighs 88 oz (2.5 kg). The height of the Regional Emmy Award figurine is 11.5 inches (29 cm), with a bottom diameter of 5.5 inches (14 cm) and it weighs 48 oz (1.4 kg).
Each figurine takes a preparation time of 5 hours and it is handled with white color gloves to avoid fingerprints. The figurine of the Regional Emmy Awards is prepared by Society Awards, a company based in New York, which makes the figurine of Golden Globe Awards, as well. The figurines of the Prime time Emmy are prepared by a Chicago-based company, the R.S. Owens & Company, which makes the figurines of the Academy Award, as well.