The annual Emmy® awards recognize high-quality television programming, on-screen acting and production work. While the stars of the latest critically acclaimed shows receive much of the publicity each year, Emmy awards are also given to individuals and organizations whose technical contributions have enabled the creation and distribution of our favorite programs.
Many National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) Inductees have won Emmy awards, and some even have special award categories named after them! To learn more about these remarkable innovators, we invite you to read below:
NIHF Inductee Emmy Award Winners
2013: Garrett Brown, for his advances to wearable camera stabilizer technology.
Engineering Emmy Award Categories Named After NIHF Inductees
The Philo T. Farnsworth Award
The Philo T. Farnsworth Award recognizes an institution, company or agency whose long-term impacts have shaped television engineering and technology.
This award is named for NIHF Inductee Philo Taylor Farnsworth, whose television patents covered scanning, focusing, synchronizing, contrast and controls. He is also known for his 1927 invention of the “first fully functional all-electronic image pickup device (video camera tube), the ‘image dissector.’”
The Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award
The Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an organization or company for engineering developments that improve existing methods or are “so innovative in nature that they materially affect the production, recording transmission or reception of television.”
The award is named after NIHF Inductee Charles Jenkins, one of the first inventors of the television.
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