Primetime Emmys Notice the Internet

Buried in yesterday’s Primetime Emmy nominations was the growing acknowledgment by oldteevee that maybe, just maybe, this TV-on-the-Internet thing’s here to stay. Using the categorization “Special Class Program” (which lumps online video in with live opera broadcasts and awards shows), the shorts lucky enough to be recognized by the Academy are studio-produced tie-ins with network or cable series; still, it’s some sort of progress. Here are the web-relevant categories — and the nominees:

SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM – SHORT-FORMAT LIVE-ACTION ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMS

  • Battlestar Galactica: Razor Featurette #4 – (Sci Fi Channel.com)
  • Friday Night Lights: Spotlight On Austin – (NBC.com)
  • Lost: Missing Pieces – (ABC.com)
  • Sarah Silverman Program Nugget – (Comedycentral.com)
  • 30 Rock: Kenneth The Web Page – (NBC.com)

SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM – SHORT-FORMAT NONFICTION PROGRAMS

  • Deadliest Catch: The Real Dutch (Discovery.com)
  • Great Moments From The Campaign Trail (History ChannelVOD)
  • Jay Leno’s Garage (Jaylenosgarage.com)

Jimmy Kimmel Live also had a good night thanks to I’m F—ing Matt Damon/I’m F—ing Ben Affleck, which were nominated for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics (just Matt Damon) and Outstanding Picture Editing Of Clip Packages For Talk, Performance, Award Or Reality Competition Programs (Single or Multi-Camera) (both shorts).

And there’s also a jury prize being awarded for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media; the finalists are:

FICTION

  • HBO Voyeur
  • Kyle XY: The Collective Experience
  • The Heroes Digital Experience
  • Lost Find 815
  • The L Word Interactive

NONFICTION

  • America’s Player Interactive
  • Bravo Media’s Project Runway
  • Bravo Media’s Top Chef
  • Dancing with the Stars Multi-Platform Experience
  • Disney Channel Games Digital Media Event

So, who’s tops in your Emmy pool?

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