A dress rehearsal for the 37th Annual EVVY Awards, held May 2018. File photo/Derek Palmer
Emerson’s 37th Annual EVVY Awards, the largest student-run multi-camera awards show in the country, was nominated for a 39th Annual College Television Award by the Television Academy Foundation.
The EVVYs were nominated in the Variety category. Students up for the award include producers Victoria Bartkavage ’18, Amelia Channin ’18, Gemma Guerrazzi ’19, and Mateo Solis ’19; director Tristan Flanagan ’19; and writers Samantha Yates ’20 and Joe Zappulla ’18.
“Our goal with the College Television Awards is to honor exceptional student work and leverage our platform to highlight the next generation of creators and executives within the industry,” said Madeline Di Nonno, chair of the Television Academy Foundation.
Competing alongside the EVVYs for best variety show are Northwestern University’s The Blackout’s Quarter Update and SCADurday Night Live, produced by Savannah College of Art and Design. In total, 25 nominees were selected from more than 600 productions submitted by 174 colleges and universities. Entries are judged online by Television Academy members.
Three student-produced projects were nominated in each of eight categories: drama, comedy, animation, nonfiction, promotional, news, sports, and variety.
“Television’s most prestigious student competition has been enhanced for 2019,” said Di Nonno said. “Categories reflect the serialized nature of television and an expanded professional development summit offers students the opportunity to visit and engage with top entertainment studios and network with industry professionals.”
In addition, the College Television Awards announced the awardee for the Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship, which recognizes a student-produced project that best portrays disability topics and issues, or helps emerging artists with a disability gain recognition. That honor will go to Florida State University’s Woman of Steel.