Television Academy Foundation Announces Winners at 35th College Television Awards
The Television Academy Foundation announced last night the winners at the 35 th College Television Awards, which were held on Wednesday, April 23 at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre. Presented by a number of celebrities and entertainment influencers, awards were conferred to students who demonstrated excellence in entertainment content production. One of the Foundation's seminal programs, the College Television Awards is a national competition in the tradition of The Emmy Awards that provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to submit and showcase their work in front of industry leaders and professionals.
This year's gala was among the final events to be hosted on the Television Academy's North Hollywood campus, which will soon be rebuilt as part of the Foundation's "New Look - New Vision - New Destination" campaign.
"The students who participate in the College Television Awards program continue to amaze us with their innovative spirit and quality of work," said Norma Provencio Pichardo, Executive Director of the Television Academy Foundation. "We applaud the winners of this year's competition for their dedication and truly believe they will pave the way for the future of our industry."
More than 1,100 students participated in the competition from 500 schools across United States, including American University; Brigham Young University; Carnegie Mellon University; College of Motion Picture Art; Florida State University; Ithaca College; University of Pennsylvania and many others.
The awards gala, which was hosted by Playing House's Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair, was attended by numerous celebrities including Key & Peele's Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, The New Girl's Max Greenfield, White Collar's Matt Bomer, Scandal's Darby Stanchfield, Revenge's Nick Wechsler and many more.
The College Television Awards featured awards in 13 categories: Alternative, Animation, Children's Program, Comedy, Commercial, Directing, Documentary, Drama, Magazine, Music (Best Use), Music (Composition), Newscasts and Series. This year's first place winners in each category are:
Alternative: "Lake Night with Jack Carpenter," Jack Carpenter, Champlain College
Animation: "Owned," Daniel Clark, Brigham Young University
Children's Program: "Lemonopolis," Hyungjik Lee, Florida State University
Comedy: "In Passing," Emily Ferenbach and Alan Miller, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Commercial: "San Pellegrino-Natural," Greta Kahlitz, Art Center College of Design
Directing Award: "Kush," Shubhashish Bhutiani, School of Visual Arts
Documentary: "Backyard," Deia Schlosberg, Montana State University
Drama: "Kush," Shubhashish Bhutiani, School of Visual Arts
Magazine: "alt.news 26:46 #1504," Marcus Odom and Matt Sloan, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Music - Best Use: "Chasm," Richard Williams, Brigham Young University
Music - Best Composition: "The Mutable Life of Oscar Clark," Alexander Thomas, Northern Arizona University
Newscast: "Brooklyn College News Show 1," Michael Gomez, Nickesha Johnson and Anthony Tart, Brooklyn College
Series: "One of the Guys," Michael Busza, Jen Parmer and Jaime Sweet, Temple University
First place winners were awarded $2,000, second place winners took home $1,000 and third place winners received $500. In addition to the cash award, winners were invited to a private mentoring brunch and panel discussion with industry professionals, as well as a Nominee Summit. A selection of winning pieces will also be featured on CollegeTelevisionAwards.mtvU.com.