Los Angeles Times Publishes Tabloid Section Featuring Exclusive Emmy Awards (R) Online Content from its Entertainment Awards Website, The Envelope

LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2006 – The Los Angeles Times today published a full-color, 16-page special tabloid section featuring an exclusive Emmy Awards (R) preview from http://www.TheEnvelope.com, the Los Angeles Times' leading year-round entertainment awards website.

The 58th annual primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be held Aug. 27.

As part of its ongoing Emmy Awards coverage, The Envelope on July 14 was the first website to post an exclusive, official list of episodes submitted in the lead Emmy Award categories, along with complete episode descriptions and links to episode videos. Episodes are available at http://goldderby.latimes.com

Designed as the ultimate awards site for entertainment insiders and Hollywood fans alike, The Envelope was launched by The Times in November 2005.

Today's special section follows a 20-page, full-color tabloid published by the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 23 to preview the 78th annual Academy Awards (R) ceremony. That section featured exclusive content from The Envelope, in addition to reporting from The Times' Calendar and Business sections.

"This special section gives our newspaper readers a taste of what our online visitors already know – that The Envelope is the place to go for insightful and fun coverage of the television industry's biggest night," said Joel Sappell, executive editor, Los Angeles Times Interactive. "Drawing on the talents of The Times' veteran entertainment reporters and The Envelope's own awards-savvy staff, we're committed to building on our reputation as the premiere destination for entertainment news and information."

In addition to the must-read entertainment news and insider features, the section includes:

  • Handicapping the Emmys – Odds on who will win in the top 8-10 awards categories
  • Ballot Box – The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was criticized for the changes it made in the nomination and voting process but, says The Envelope's Tom O'Neil, it's still a big improvement over the previous system.
  • Races to Watch – The Times' Paul Brownfield, television critic, and Susan King, television writer, and Tom O'Neil take an art-driven, scene-setting look at the most important, most interesting or most hotly contested categories and where they figure to go during the next month.
  • What's an Emmy Worth? – Can an Emmy revive a career, save a show or resuscitate a network? The Envelope columnist and Times deputy entertainment editor Jim Bates considers what impact, if any, winning an Emmy might have. In the end, do TV viewers even care or remember who won?
  • Emmy Fashions – In this photo gallery, The Envelope's fashion writer Elizabeth Snead compares the television and personal styles of selected Emmy nominees.

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