Nominations will be announced May 19 & 20!

The 2020 Capital Emmy Nominations will be announced via live virtual watch parties over two nights on Wednesday, May 19th and Thursday, May 20th on this webpage.

Join our hosts each night at 7:30 pm Eastern as we announce a select group of categories in a live show. Click here to view the show order of which categories will be announced each night

May 19th
Michelle Marsh, WJLA  – Washington, DC and Alberto Pimienta, Telemundo 44 / NBC – Washington, DC

May 20th
Julio Avila, WTKR – Norfolk, VA and Jaqueline Karli, WBOC – Salisbury, MD

We will be releasing Sneak Peeks category announcements each day through the first Nomination night on Wednesday. Will we choose your category for one of our pre-show reveals? Check out our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages for the announcements!

You Can Open the Envelope!

We will be choosing one lucky winner at random from all the folks that share, post or tweet about Emmy Nominations between 7:00 pm May 19th and Noon May 21st.

The winner will become a VIRTUAL host on our VIRTUAL stage to help announce the Emmy Award for one of our categories on June 26th. Be sure to use the hashtag #CaptialEmmys.

Emmy Awards – June 26th

We will once again be holding our Emmy Night virtually on Saturday, June 26th so save the date!

Ted Yates and Board of Governors Awards will be announced shortly.

Ted Yates Award

Ted Yates was a NBC News producer who traveled the world on assignment. Killed in the practice of his profession, he is remembered for his achievements in journalism.

The Ted Yates Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding professional and personal qualities in their contribution to the National Capital Chesapeake Bay region’s television news and public affairs.

Board of Governors Award

The Board of Governors Award reaches beyond those usually awarded for television news and production by recognizing achievements by individuals, organizations or companies in community service or other worthwhile endeavors within the National Capital Chesapeake Bay’s region. Historically, the Board of Governors Award is presented for truly outstanding achievement and unique accomplishment of some duration and durability.

Learn more and be a Judge

Watch a quick video on How Judging Works! Entrant responsibilities: just a reminder, it is an obligation of every entrant to judge entries from another chapter at some point in the year, if asked. And judging someone else’s work is really the best way to understand how your own entry is being judged. For more information on how you can become a judge, contact us.

Past Emmy® Awards

The 62nd Emmy® Awards were presented on August 8, 2020. To watch the archived video of the show, get a full list of the nominees and recipients, and purchase photos from the evening please click here.

A complete list of our past Emmy® nominees and recipients can be found in our Emmy® Awards Archive.

What are the Emmy® Awards?

The Emmy® Award is the premier television production award presented in various sectors of the television industry, including entertainment programming, news and documentary shows, and sports programming. The awards are presented in various area-specific ceremonies held annually throughout the year, honoring excellence in television programming.