- any of the annual awards given by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for special achievement in television programming, acting, etc.
- any of the statuettes given to those receiving such awards
Origin of Emmyaltered ; from Immy, engineering slang for the image-orthicon camera: name proposed (1948) in contrast to Oscar by H. R. Lubcke, United States television engineer
A trademark for an award presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for excellence in the creation and production of television programming.
Chosen as a feminine-sounding derivation of immy, a nickname for the image orthicon tubes used in early television cameras.