By: Michael Schneider
Univision’s Spanish-lingo station KMEX-TV leads all local TV stations for this year’s Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, scoring 22 nods overall, the Television Academy announced Monday.
KMEX is ahead of public broadcaster KCET, which earned 19 nominations for its roster of local-geared fare. KCET is the incumbent local Emmy leader, having won 11 last year, the most of any outlet.
New to the list is Spectrum News 1, the local cable news service launched late last fall by Spectrum Cable. The new outfit has already earned three nominations, despite launching midway through this year’s eligibility period.
This is also the first local L.A. Emmys since KCET and KOCE (“PBS SoCal”) combined operations as one central PBS entity for the market. KOCE landed 3 nominations.
Spanish language fare dominated this year’s nominations, with Telemundo’s KVEA picking up 12 nods, good for third-most nominations. Among traditional English-language owned-and-operated stations, KNBC was first with 9 nominations, followed by KCBS (which picked up 7 as a stand-alone station) and Fox’s KTTV (3).
When it comes to local duopolies, the combined force of KCET/KOCE actually tied KMEX with 22, while KNBC/KVEA landed 21 nominations and KCBS/KCAL pulled 13 nominations.
As usual, KABC does not submit entries to the Television Academy, but the station still landed two nominations thanks to individuals submitting themselves.
The Television Academy also revealed two winners in categories that had a single nomination: KMEX won an Emmy for outstanding news special, for “Destino 2018: Midterm Elections.” And KCBS won an Emmy in the live special events — news category for “CBS2 News at 6: Fire Telethon.”
As usual, all stations that enter are immediately nominated in the daily morning newscast (4 a.m. to 11 a.m.), daily daytime newscast (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.), and daily evening newscast (7 p.m. to 12 a.m.) categories. Last year KTLA won the morning newscast Emmy for “KTLA Morning News,” while KVEA’s 6 p.m. newscast won the daytime award and KMEX’s “Noticias Univision Solo A Las Once” won the evening newscast Emmy.
The 71st Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards will take place Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center. Here are this year’s nominees:
Se Vale Soñar • KMEX
Sports Series – Programming (Post-Produced)
En Contacto Con LAFC • KMEX
Black & Gold Takes Over Blue Heaven on Earth (En Contacto con LAFC) • KMEX
La Zona Rams: Brandin Cooks (La Zona Rams) • KMEX
Live Special Events – Programming
Desfile de las Rosas 2018 • KMEX
Live Coverage of an Unscheduled News Event
California en Llamas (Woolsey Fire) • KMEX
Caravana De Migrantes • KMEX
Crime/Social Issues News Story
Al Margen de la ley (Solo a las Once) • KMEX
Immigrants Caravans (Noticias Univision a Las Seis) • KMEX
Trabajos Rudos (Solo a las Once) • KMEX
Art/Cultural/Historical News Story
300 Metros de Musica (Noticias Univision a las Seis) • KMEX
El Cipitio (Noticias Univision a las Seis) • KMEX
First Salvadorans Ca (Solo a las Once) • KMEX
Hollywood: El Letrero Que Cambio la Historia (Noticias Univision a las Seis) • KMEX
Maiz Antropologia y Maiz Agronomia: El Rescate del Maíz (A Primera Hora) • KMEX
Environment News Story
Mito y Realidades de las Amazonas (Noticias Univision a las Seis) • KMEX
Human Interest News Story
Artist Needs a Kidney (Noticias Univision 34) • KMEX
Linea Con Cicatrices (Phone Call with Scars) (Solo a las Once) • KMEX
Investigative News Story
Vatican Abuses (Solo a las Once) • KMEX
Sports News Story
Eco Bicicletas (Noticias Univision a las Seis) • KMEX
Short Promo – News/Topical
Antes y Despues Promo Campaign • KMEX