“Entertainment Tonight” is being honored with two awards by The Nationwide Affiliation of Tv Program Executives.
The 2021 NATPE Iris Awards come because the present is celebrating its milestone fortieth 12 months on the air, because the longest-running leisure information present on tv.
“Leisure Tonight” is receiving the award for excellence in programming and the award for profession achievement to longtime host Kevin Frazier.
“Leisure Tonight” kicked off its fortieth anniversary season in September 2020, through the pandemic — and the leisure information present has not missed one episode, whereas working remotely throughout COVID-19.
Thus far, “ET” has aired almost 10,300 exhibits, has carried out near 200,000 set visits and roughly 100,000 superstar interviews. The present has gained 5 Daytime Emmy Awards, and in January 2020, was awarded with the Guinness World Information title for longest operating leisure information TV present of all time.
Frazier, who’s receiving the profession achievement award, is host of “Leisure Tonight,” the place he has gained 4 Emmys. He joined the leisure information present as co-host in 2014, throughout its thirty fourth season, after serving as co-host and managing editor of “ET’s” former sister present, “The Insider,” which he joined in 2011. Previous to “The Insider,” Frazier labored as a correspondent and weekend host of “ET.” He additionally has served as co-host of CBS’ “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” since 2011, and is the founding father of HipHollywood.com, a web based website for city leisure information.
NATPE’s different Iris Awards recipients are talkshow host and Grammy-winning musician Kelly Clarkson (award for excellence in efficiency) and Coronary heart Tv President Jordan Wertlieb (Lew Klein Award for Management). The Iris Awards have been created to acknowledge best-in-class execs, producers, expertise and content material that makes an impression on the broadcasting business and tradition.
“I’m thrilled to announce that the enduring IRIS Awards are again for the 2nd 12 months throughout NATPE Digital Miami 2021,” stated JP Bommel, president and CEO of NATPE. “In these extraordinary instances, this 12 months’s recipients signify one of the best in Tv domestically, nationally and globally with franchises that develop across the Globe.”
Penn and Teller will host the NATPE digital awards ceremony, which can happen on Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. ET. The convention sometimes takes place every January in Miami, however resulting from COVID-19, is a virtual event this 12 months.