Former IMPG co-governor Lori H. Schwartz was recognized with the Digerati Award, which was renamed the Lucy Hood Digerati Award to honor the memory of Hood, the former TV Academy president/COO who died earlier this year.
The interactive media wing of the Television Academy handed out six juried awards for the 66th annual Emmy Awards at an event Wednesday at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre.
Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media is divided into four categories, two of which yielded more than one winner this year. The Interactive Media Peer Group recognizes excellence in innovation across TV and digital platforms.
The statuettes for these awards will be presented during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards next week. One award that will have to wait until then to be revealed is Outstanding Interactive Program. Nominees, which were showcased Wednesday, include Comedy Central series “@midnight”; HBO’s “Game of Thrones” premiere on Facebook and Instagram; NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” Digital Experience, and NBC’s “The Voice” on NBC.com.
With 850 members, the IMPG is now the sixth largest peer group in the TV Academy. Co-governors are Seth Shapiro and Marc Johnson.
By Andrew Wallenstein, Editor-in-chief: Digital@awallenstein