Viacom Takes 5 Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Viacom took five categories (and earned one special recognition), at the 45th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, with Nickelodeon, Logo TV and MTV snagging statuettes for dazzling short-form digital content, feature-length films and children’s television.

Under the Nickelodeon umbrella, perennial fan-favorite SpongeBob SquarePants was recognized for its superb animated storytelling with two awards and a special recognition for its creator, Stephen Hillenburg, for his impactful work in the animation and broadcast world. Nick Jr. was awarded for Girls In Charge, an inspirational PSA aimed at preschool girls. The spot features fierce girl power courtesy of Nick Jr. girl characters, like Dora from Dora the Explorer and Nella from Nella the Princess Knight.

MTV and Logo TV both earned accolades for distinguished digital storytelling. Logo TV’s harrowing documentary on renowned makeup artist and LGBT figure Kevyn Aucoin (Kevyn Aucoin: Beauty & The Beast In Me) topped the Outstanding Special Class Special category. MTV won for its work creating a PSA, Undocumented and Afraid, for Logo TV’s film Forbidden, a motivational and informing film centered on LGBT-immigrant issues.

Take a look at Viacom’s winning content:

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SpongeBob SquarePants – Outstanding Children’s Animated Series

SpongeBob SquarePants – Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program (Tom Kenny, as SpongeBob SquarePants)

Daytime Emmy Awards Special Recognition

Stephen Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, earned a special recognition for his contributions to animation.

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Nick Jr.’s Girls in Charge Campaign  Brand Image Campaign – Network or Program

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Voting Is Open for Viacom’s Webby Nominations

by Stuart Winchester, Viacom

Viacom scored 13 nominees for this year’s Webby Awards, appearing across diverse categories – a blend of comedy, kids’ stuff, award shows activations, marketing campaigns, lifestyle programming and more – underscoring the company’s reach across broad demographics. Each of these 13 standouts is eligible for both The Webby Award – chosen by the 2,000-member International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences – and The Webby People’s Voice Award, which fans can vote on here through Thursday, April 19.

The 22nd annual iteration of the best-of-the-internet awards also granted Viacom 14 honoree slots, a sort of honorable mention that positions the activations alongside the vote-eligible finalists.

Click through below to vote for specific Viacom entries. The Webby Awards will announce this year’s honorees on Tuesday, April 24, and will host an award show in New York City on May 14. Fans can stream the show on the Webby website the following morning.

13 NOMINEES

Viacom Velocity:

  • The Big Sick – Life in the Laugh Lane – Film & Video/Branded Entertainment/Comedy

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  • VH1 Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party – Social/Content & Marketing/Food & Drink

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  • MTV’s Lit! Dance In: Atlanta – Social/Video/Culture & Lifestyle

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  • Listen – Film & Video/Video Channels & Networks/Public Service & Activism

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Comedy Central:

  • The Daily Show: Between the Scenes – Film & Video/General/Comedy: Long Form or Series

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  • The Daily Show: Make Trump Tweets Eight Again – Websites/General/Humor

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  • The Daily Show social media – Social/Features, Best Writing

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  • The Daily Show social media – Social/Content & Marketing

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Nickelodeon:

  • Nickelodeon Soccer Stars 2Games – General/Sports

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  • Fart DJ – Social/Content & Marketing/Weird

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Viacom International Media Networks:

  • 2017 MTV EMA – Entertainment, Events, Video Social/Content & Marketing/Events

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  • 2017 MTV EMA App – Mobile Sites & Apps/General/Events

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Paramount Pictures (with WP Brand Studio):

  • Truth to Power: The “Inconvenient” Voices Taking on Climate Change – Advertising, Media & PR/Branded Content/Media & Entertainment

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Eminem Drops Exclamation Point on Thrilling BET Hip Hop Awards

The BET Hip Hop Awards splashed down to the Sunshine State for its 2017 ceremony, taking advantage of South Florida’s tropical vibes, frenetic energy and vibrant music scene to honor hip-hop’s hustle. The show attracted a who’s who of hip-hop royalty, including Gucci Mane, Luke Campbell, Playboi Carti and Flo Rida, while transforming Miami’s Jackie Gleason Theater into a trendy South Beach nightclub with bursts of pyrotechnics, fog, and flashing lights.

Migos performs “Too Hotty” at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Hosted by Miami native and modern renaissance man DJ Khaled, the Hip-Hop Awards paid homage to both industry veterans like Eminem (who went viral with a politically-charged freestyle) and spunky newcomers like Hustler of the Year, Cardi B.

Check out these highlights from the hottest night in hip-hop:

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Paramount Locks Down 18 Oscar Nominations Behind Strength of Arrival, Fences

by Stuart Winchester, Viacom

There’s a movie about an alien invasion and one about race relations in 1950s Pittsburgh and one about a Manhattan socialite who has everything except for self-awareness. There’s the latest entry into the Star Trek canon and a spy-thriller of a jaunt back to World War II and another journey even further back with religious missionaries in feudal Japan. And there’s a biopic on one of the most persistent stories of our time, the attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi.

These are the seven Paramount movies that secured a total of 18 nominations for the 89th Oscars when the academy released its annual list of nominees on Tuesday morning.

Critical favorites Arrival and Fences led with eight and four nominations, respectively, with each earning a shot at Best Picture. Florence Foster Jenkins follows with a pair of nominations, including Actress in a Leading Role for star Meryl Streep. Silence, Allied, Star Trek Beyond and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi each locked down nominations in one category.

An extended member of the Paramount family also racked up his first Oscar nomination – former international marketing division intern Jean de Meuron’s La Femme et la TGV is up in the short film category.

All of nominations are listed below, along with a preview of each film. The show will air on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 on ABC. See the full list of movies in each category here.

Arrival – eight nominations

  • Best Picture
  • Directing – Denis Villeneuve
  • Adapted Screenplay – by Eric Heisserer
  • Cinematography
  • Sound Editing
  • Sound Mixing
  • Film Editing
  • Production Design (Patrice Vermette, Paul Hotte)

Fences – four nominations

  • Best Picture
  • Actor in a Leading Role – Denzel Washington
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – Viola Davis
  • Adapted Screenplay – by August Wilson

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Ad Age’s 40 Under 40 Recognizes Viacom’s Julian Zilberbrand

Zilberbrand has been pivotal in Viacom's data strategy.

Zilberbrand has been pivotal in Viacom’s data strategy.

Major congratulations to Viacom’s very own Julian Zilberbrand, executive vice president of Audience Science, who this week was named to Ad Age’s annual 40 under 40 list. This esteemed list, compiled by the publication’s editors and reporters, recognizes the industry’s top young leaders in media, marketing and data whose outstanding accomplishments continue to shape the marketplace for the future.

“Ad Age’s 40 Under 40 recognizes some of the smartest and most groundbreaking talent in marketing today,” said Judann Pollack, deputy editor of Advertising Age. “While their achievements are varied and their experiences diverse, all our 40 Under 40 have one thing in common: they are smart young innovators who will be driving business for years to come.”

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Interior Design Highlights 1515 Renovations

by Stuart Winchester, Viacom
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​Glass walls and bold accents, imaginatively laid-out floors dotted with collaborative areas and private and open work spaces, all of it nested within natural light and tumbling into spectacular Manhattan views – each of these elements and more punctuate the ongoing redesign of Viacom’s New York City headquarters at 1515 Broadway.

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Viacom Chief Technology Officer David Kline Named to STEMConnector’s Top 100 CIO/CTO List

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Viacom Chief Technology Officer David Kline was recently honored as one of the leading executives among his peers in the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). STEMconnector, a coalition of industry leaders spanning more than 150 entities, unveiled the fourth segment of its leadership series with 100 CIO/CTO Leaders in STEM, and included Kline on their list. The organization defines STEM leaders as those who proactively encourage the implementation of STEM education and development within their companies and industries.

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Way Outside the Digital Signage Box

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AV Technology Magazine recently announced the creation of the “Out of the Box Award” to recognize something that “sets a new standard of immersive, customized, interactive digital signage with specific benefits for tech managers and operations managers.” The big winner of the magazine’s inaugural award? The lobby of Viacom’s newly renovated Time Square headquarters.

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UJA-Federation, Stephen Colbert Honor Michele Ganeless

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The UJA-Federation of New York Broadcast, Cable & Film Division honored Michele Ganeless, president of Comedy Central, for her leadership in philanthropy and business at the Edison Ballroom last week. Stephen Colbert presented the award, while comedian and star of @midnight Chris Hardwick played host for the evening. Read More