ATAS Announces Interactive Television Emmy Nominations

Jul 21, 2005  •  Post A Comment

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group has announced the finalists for its 2004-05 Outstanding Achievement for Interactive Television Emmy Awards.

Winners are chosen by a blue ribbon panel, with the possibility that one, more than one or no awards will be given. There are five finalists in each category who, now that they have been selected, will move on to a round-two judging process Aug. 2 at the television academy.

During round one of the judging, members of the Media Peer Group viewed qualified entries at home and then voted online.

The areas of competition are outstanding achievement for program specific enhanced or interactive television (“2005 TV Land Awards All Access,” TV Land, Nick at Nite, Zetools; “Celebrity Blackjack Interactive,” GSN, GoldPocket, Oceanic Time Warner; “The DirecTV Sports Mix,” DirecTV; “One Tree Hill uDecide,” The WB; and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” Valleycrest Productions) and outstanding achievement for nonprogram specific enhanced or interactive competition for a channel, network or service (AOL Music on Demand, AOL Time Warner, Zetools; The DirecTV Interactive Service, DirecTV; iO Interactive Optimum Digital Cable Service, Cablevision; Reuters Interactive TV Channel, Reuters; and “Sesame Street” Games, Sesame Workshop).

The awards will be handed out Sept. 11 during the 2005 Primetime Creative Arts Awards at the Shrine Auditorium.