NOMINEES FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL GLOBAL MEDIA AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT CEA INDUSTRY FORUM

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NOMINEES FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL 
GLOBAL MEDIA AWARDS
ANNOUNCED AT CEA INDUSTRY FORUM

Winners to be Announced at the Opening Night of CES on January 8, 2009

Las Vegas, NV, October 21, 2008 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced the nominees for the inaugural ceremony of the Global Media Awards to be presented at The Venetian Hotel on January 8, 2009 at the opening night of the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show, the world’s largest event for consumer technology.

The Consumer Electronics Association and the National Academy of Television
Arts & Sciences honor excellence in the creative adaptation of technology that enhances video programming or content.  Now, for the first time, these two industry leaders have partnered together to launch the Global Media Awards (GMA) in order to recognize how the worlds of technology and entertainment  have merged to advance both the creativity and science of media worldwide.

“The International CES is the global intersection of digital entertainment and technology,” said Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CEA. “The companies responsible for bringing new digital media and content to consumers around the world deserve special recognition and the International CES is the perfect venue for this new awards program. We’re thrilled to partner with NATAS to bring this new collaboration to the CES show floor.”

“The digital revolution of media has forged a bond between creators and technologists who are pioneering the frontiers of a new age in communications,” said Peter Price, president and CEO, NATAS.  “No other ceremony at so significant a global convocation of professionals has recognized and rewarded the achievements of individuals and companies leading the transformation of the media industry.”

The Global Media Awards promote the advancement of content and technology innovation in thirteen new categories:

»      Short Form - (Informational / Entertainment)
»      Advertising 
»      Web Site / Internet -  (Informational / Entertainment)
»      Repurposed Linear / Traditional Content
»      Long Form - (Informational/Entertainment)
»      Platform - (Hardware / Software / Interactive /Advertising)
»      Experience / Program Guide

For Sponsorship or Ticket purchase information regarding this event, please email the Global Media Awards atevents@natasonline.com or call 212-484-9440 for more information.

The Nominees as tabulated by the accounting firm of Lutz & Carr follow.  Nominees are also listed at the GMA website: www.globalmediaawards.org

OUTSTANDING SHORT FORMAT ENTERTAINMENT

30 Second Bunnies Theatre:  Kill Bill Parts 1&2 Starz / Angry Alien
Deadliest Catch: The Real Dutch Discovery Digital Media
Green Porno Sundance Channel
Life in Transition The New York Times
Muppets.com Disney Interactive Media Group
Sway CBS Interactive/BNET.com
The No Asshole Rule CBS Interactive/BNET.com

 

OUTSTANDING SHORT FORMAT INFORMATIONAL

Buzz Report: The Humiliation of Vista CNETTV.com
Innard Workings: Offal Obsessive Chow.com
mtvU’s Cause Effect mtvU
mtvU’s Editorial Board mtvU
Present like Steve Jobs CBS Interactive/BNET.com
Yes We Can Song i.am. Cyclops / FORM

 

OUTSTANDING ADVERTISING

Nike Zoom Ensequence, Nike, Wieden + Kennedy, DISH Network
HBO Voyeur HBO, BBDO, Big Spaceship
Hannah Montana MyConcert Memory Book Disney Interactive Media Group
Degrassi: What If…? The N Digital
Semi-Pro Social Marketing Applications mixercast, New Line Entertainment
Global Interactive Olympics Brand Push Neo @ Ogilvy / Lenovo

 

OUTSTANDING WEBSITE/INTERNET ENTERTAINMENT 

BravoTV.com Bravo Media
Disney.com Disney Interactive Media Group
HBO Voyeur Website HBO, BBDO, Big Spaceship
Lost Find 815 ABC / Hoodlum
Mountain Dew DEWmocracy Mountain Dew Brand Marketing / Forest Whitaker
The-N.com Redesign The N Digital

 

OUTSTANDING WEBSITE/INTERNET/INFORMATIONAL

IGN.com IGN Entertainment
Sundance Channel – Eco-mmunity Map Sundance Channel
The Green Sundance Channel
Grand Theft Auto IV Video Review Gamespot.com
Pedigree.com You Tube Non-Profit Channel
mtvU’s Pos or Not mtvU

 

OUTSTANDING REPURPOSED LINEAR / TRADITIONAL CONTENT

Americlef mtv
Camp Rock Disney Interactive Media Group
Food Network.com’s The Next Food Network Star Scripps Networks
HSN Vision in Windows Media Center HSN
Strange Science Discovery Digital Media
The Masters Experience on Directv Directv, CBS, ESPN

 

OUTSTANDING LONG FORM – ENTERTAINMENT

Jazz it Up! Brownstone Digital, Inc.
mtvU’s 2007 Woodie Awards mtvU
TMZ Warner Bros Technical Operations
Wonderful World of Disney Disney Interactive Media Group

 

OUTSTANDING LONG FORM – INFORMATIONAL

Choking on Growth The New York Times
CNET Live: June 12, 2008 CNETTV
Revision3’s Tekzilla with Patrick Norton and Veronica Belmont Revision3
The Green Enterprise: Sun Microsystems CBS Interactive/ZDNet.com
The Line-Up, Episode 3 Gamespot.com

 

OUTSTANDING PLATFORM – HARDWARE

Bravia Internet Video Link Sony Electronics, Inc.
High Definition Wireless Video: Ultra Wideband Radio and H.264 Compression TZero Technologies, Inc. and W&W Communications, Inc.
Super Low Latency H.264 WiFi HDMI Extender W&W Communications, Inc.

 

OUTSTANDING PLATFORM – INTERACTIVE

Bravo Media Bravo Network
Bravo Media: Top Chef Bravo Network
DIY Network/DIY Network.com’s Blog Cabin Scripps Networks
NASCAR.com Race Buddy TurnerSports/NASCAR.com
Spike Video Game Awards Ensequence, SpikeTV
The-N.com’s Screening Parties The N Digital

 

OUTSTANDING PLATFORM – SOFTWARE

BBC TV-iPlayer BBC Future Media & Technology
CNBC HD+ CNBC
mtvU’s Best Film on Campus mtvU
Technicolor Prisma Hilltop Post
The Tapeless Newsroom Warner Bros Technical Operations

 

OUTSTANDING PLATFORM – ADVERTISING

Bom Chicka Wah Wah Brightline iTV
Chad Johnson Brightline iTV
The Rookie Brightline iTV

 

OUTSTANDING USER EXPERIENCE / PROGRAM GUIDE

HBO Voyeur on HBO on Demand HBO, BBDO, Big Spaceship
How to Enjoy Private Time with your iPhone VideoJug
DirecTV on Demand DirecTV

 

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering, and Business & Financial Reporting.  Regional Emmy® Awards are given in 19 regions across the United States. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.  For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv
 About CEA
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $161 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,200 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships.  CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES – Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services.  Find CEA online at www.CE.org.
Follow the 2009 International CES on Twitter at https://twitter.com/2009CES.
For Press information, please contact:
Paul Pillitteri
Director, NATAS
ppillitteri@emmyonline.tv
212-586-8424