The first Emmy Awards were held at the Hollywood Athletic Club in 1949. Tickets for the show, hosted by Walter O’Keeffe, cost $5 and only six awards were given, one of which went to the ventriloquist.
Named after the Orthicon camera, or “immy”, which was instrumental in capturing images for television, the Emmy was created by the Television Academy to recognize excellence in the television industry. The Emmy Award statue was conceived as a winged woman representing art, holding an atom in her hands representing science. It was modeled after TV engineer Louis McManus’ wife Dorothy McManus. Over the years, the Emmy Awards have become one of the most prestigious awards in the entertainment industry.
In honor of the Emmy Awards, Stucker compiled an exhaustive ranking of the best Emmy nominated shows based on IMDb user ratings, with the tie broken by voting. The data was received in May 2022. The ranking took into account all dramas, comedies, competitions, variety shows, anthologies and limited series that were nominated for at least one Emmy Award and scored more than 2,500 IMDb user votes. Documentary series about nature were not included in this list.
Over the years, the Emmys have evolved into an awards show where anything can happen. From the impromptu kiss between Veep’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, to a failed prank to steal a Betty Thomas award, and Viola Davis’ powerful speech on diversity in the entertainment industry, the Emmys have always brought visionaries together. and artists with different views.
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