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LA Area Emmy Awards Nominations: Spanish-Language KMEX Leads All Stations

The station, which is owned and operated by Univision, earned 20 total nominations, followed by English-speaking stations NBC4 with 16, KTLA5 with 14, and ABC7 with 13

On Thursday, the Television Academy announced the 138 nominees in 40 categories for the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, which shines a spotlight on the independent programming and personalities of more than 20 local television stations in one of the nation’s largest cities.

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Greg Taylor is Vice Chair, Los Angeles Area on the Academy’s Executive Committee, while Sabrina Fair Thomas and Gerri Shaftel Constant are the Los Angeles Area Governors.

Categories cover a wide array of programming including special reporting, education, arts and culture, local color, crime, entertainment, promos, PSAs and children’s programming. Additional categories shine spotlights on news reporters, feature reporters, news writers, news editors, programming directors, videographers, graphic designers and editors.

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Spanish-language station KMEX, which is owned and operated by Univision, led all Los Angeles networks with 20 total nominations. They were followed by NBC affiliate NBC4 with 16, CW affiliate KTLA5 with 14, ABC affiliate ABC7 with 13, and Telemundo affiliate KVEA with 10. There were 20 additional nominated stations, each with nine or less.

Two winners have already been declared as there was only one nomination in each category. Spanish-language stations KMEX and KVEA won Emmys in the categories of “Outstanding Director – News” and “Sports Series – News,” respectively.

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Nominees were selected by national active and Los Angeles Area Peer Group active members within the Television Academy. Awards will be handed out during the 66th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards presentation on the evening of Saturday, July 26, at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in the NoHo Arts District.

The full list of nominees can be found at the official website for the 66th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards.