Special coverage of the College Television Awards Gala, awarded by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and a sample of the winning works are now available via mtvU.com. To watch, go to www.mtvu.com/on_mtvu/college_television_awards. This is the fist time the ceremony has ever been televised or the films been made available for viewing online.
Students from Savannah College of Art & Design and CalArts took first place in the animation categories of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation's 27th Annual College Television Award. The winners were announced March 19, 2006, at a gala ceremony at the Culver Studios in Culver City, California.
Melissa Rivers emceed the black-tie Awards Gala with a host of celebrity presenters as students were flown in from across the country to accept their awards and mingle with industry leaders at the invitation-only ceremony.
The College Television Awards recognize excellence in undergraduate and graduate student film/video productions in nine categories: children's programs, comedy, documentary, drama, magazine shows, music, newscasts, non-traditional animation and traditional animation. Blue ribbon panels judged all entries and all judging took place at the Television Academy headquarters in North Hollywood.