The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences was founded in 1955. It is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News, Sports, Daytime, Public Service and Technology. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences rewards excellence in Prime Time programming and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recognizes excellence in international programming.
Recipients of Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in Miniseries, Drama and Comedy Series.