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Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ Special on PBS Wins Second Emmy

Variety’s “Actors on Actors” on PBS was awarded the Emmy Award for best entertainment programming at the Television Academy’s 68th Los Angeles area Emmy Awards.

This is the second win in two years for the interview series, which features pairings of prominent actors discussing their craft. “Actors on Actors” was produced by PBS SoCal in partnership with Variety Media, LLC.

Hosted by Variety‘s Jenelle Riley, the 2016 edition featured such pairings as Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellan, Will Smith and Benicio del Toro and Amy Schumer and Lily Tomlin.

The winners of this year’s LA Area Emmy Awards were announced Saturday night at the TV Academy’s newly renovated Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood.

NBC4 was the evening’s big winner with 8 awards, followed by KMEX, KVEA and Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A. with 5 trophies each.

The rest of the winners are:

LIGHT NEWS STORY – SINGLE REPORT

HOMELESS HEADSHOTS / KTLA5

SERIOUS NEWS STORY – SINGLE REPORT 

INSIDE ISIS / ABC7

SPORTS TEASE

LAKERS OPENING NIGHT TEASE / Time Warner Cable SportsNet

SPORTS FEATURE 

DODGERS HOLIDAY STORY / Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A. 

EDUCATION

EL NINO: CURRENTS OF CHANGE / NBC4

ARTS

BORDERLANDS (Artbound) / KCET

L.A. LOCAL COLOR 

STAN CHAMBERS: LEGENDARY NEWSMAN  / KTLA5

CULTURE/HISTORY

50 WATTS / NBC4

OUTSTANDING WRITER – NEWS

NICOLETTE MEDINA, Writer / CBS2

OUTSTANDING WRITER – PROGRAMMING

 SHAWN KOPELAKIS, Writer / Fox Sports West

OUTSTANDING EDITOR – NEWS 

ARTURO QUEZADA, Editor / KMEX

OUTSTANDING EDITOR – PROGRAMMING

ANTONIO CAMBEROS, Editor  / KMEX

OUTSTANDING VIDEOGRAPHER – NEWS 

RICHARD HUERTA, Videographer  / KVEA

OUTSTANDING VIDEOGRAPHER: SINGLE CAMERA – PROGRAMMING

DAVID STRUMPF, Videographer / Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A.

MEDICAL NEWS STORY– SINGLE REPORT 

LOVE. LIFE & ILLNESS / CBS2

MEDICAL NEWS STORY – MULTI-PART REPORT 

NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES:  ALS, ALZHEIMERS / KTLA5

LIGHT NEWS STORY – MULTI-PART REPORT 

JUNIPERO / KMEX

SERIOUS NEWS STORY – MULTI-PART REPORT

CLASSROOMS FOR RENT: LAUSD’S  PURSUIT FOR HOLLYWOOD DOLLARS / NBC4

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT 

WINTER IS HERE! BUT THE DROUGHT IS FAR FROM OVER / WeHoTV – City of West Hollywood

SHORT PROMO

BEFORE THE BIGS – MIKE TROUT / Fox Sports West

INDEPENDENT PROGRAMMING

SURVIVING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER / LA COUNTY CHANNEL

CRIME/SOCIAL ISSUES

CHINA’S CHALLENGES:  CAN CHINA BE HARMONIOUS? / PBS SoCal

NEWS SPECIAL

SAN BERNARDINO SHOOTING SPECIAL / KMEX

LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS – PROGRAMMING

DESFILE DE LAS ROSAS 2015 / KMEX

LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS – NEWS

ALTO A LA VIOLENCIA DOMESTICA / KVEA

LIVE COVERAGE OF AN UNSCHEDULED NEWS EVENT

SAN BERNARDINO SHOOTING / NBC4

GOVERNORS AWARD

STEPHANIE EDWARDS 

SPORTS SERIES – PROGRAMMING (LIVE BROADCAST)

LEAD-OFF L.A. / Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A.

SPORTS SERIES – PROGRAMMING (POST-PRODUCED)

SPORTS SHRINES OF LA / Time Warner Cable SportsNet

CHILDREN/YOUTH PROGRAMMING

MUSIC MATTERS: LA KIDS AND THEIR MUSIC / LA CITYVIEW35

INFORMATION SEGMENT

DRAWING POWER OF BURBANK / The Burbank Channel

INFORMATIONAL SERIES  (MORE THAN 50% REMOTE)

SOCAL CONNECTED / KCET

INFORMATIONAL SERIES (MORE THAN 50% STUDIO)

ENFOQUE LOS ANGELES  / KVEA

GRAPHICS 

JOHN HUDSON, Art Director / Time Warner Cable SportsNet

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR – PROGRAMMING

MICHAEL HASSAN,Director  / Fox Sports West

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR – NEWS

 LEYSSER PARADA, Director / KVEA

OUTSTANDING NEWS FEATURE REPORTING

PETER DAUT, Reporter / CBS2/KCAL9

OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS REPORTING

JOEL GROVER, Reporter / NBC4

MATTHEW GLASSER, Producer

OUTSTANDING SPORTS REPORTING

FRED ROGGIN, Reporter  / NBC4

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING – NEWS 

LA’S NUCLEAR SECRET (NBC4 NEWS) / NBC4

FEATURE SEGMENT

THE STAR APARTMENTS (Artbound) / KCET

SPORTS SPECIAL

DODGERMENTARY: WELCOME TO DODGERTOWN /  Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A.

LIVE SPORTS COVERAGE

DODGERS OPENING DAY / Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A.

REGULARLY SCHEDULED DAILY MORNING NEWSCAST

KTLA5 MORNING NEWS AT 6AM / KTLA

TELEMUNDO NOTICIERO 52 A LAS 6AM / KVEA

REGULARLY SCHEDULED DAILY DAYTIME NEWSCAST

KCAL9 NEWS AT 4PM / KCAL

REGULARLY SCHEDULED DAILY EVENING NEWSCAST 

NBC4 NEWS AT 11PM /NBC4

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