- (sometimes lowercase) any of several statuettes awarded annually by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for excellence in television programming, production, or performance.
- Also Em·mie. a female given name, form of Emma.
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Contemporary Examples of emmy
The reigning Emmy champ coming off her best season yet on The Good Wife, Margulies could very well set that record, too.Jennifer Aniston, Oscar Nominee? 5 Takeaways from the 2015 SAG Award Nominations
December 10, 2014
I remember thinking that I was going to win an Emmy that year for How I Met Your Mother.Oscars Host Neil Patrick Harris on His Best and Worst Emcee Moments (VIDEO)
Neil Patrick Harris
October 15, 2014
In its sixth season, Modern Family is still worthy of adoration from audiences—just not Emmy voters.Stop Hating on ‘Modern Family’ (But Also Stop Giving It Emmys)
October 15, 2014
And then we won, and because of that everyone assumed we would then get nominated for an Emmy.
I nerdily follow awards stuff, and pretty much everyone expected you to also get Emmy nominations, too.
Historical Examples of emmy
Emmy Lou is irresistibly lovable, because she is so absolutely real.Janet of the Dunes
Harriet T. Comstock
Mildred knew already what was impending in the romance of Emmy Lou.
"We both think so—I mean we all think so," corrected Emmy Lou.
I s'pose his property will go to Emmy and Serry, half and half.
Uncle left me the house eighty, and the valley eighty to Emmy.
- (in the US) one of the gold-plated statuettes awarded annually for outstanding television performances and productions
Word Origin for Emmy
statuette awarded by the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 1949, said to be an alteration of Immy, from image.