Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Revealed: What's Now Engraved on the Bottom of Every Emmy Award

Vince Gilligan
(Pic: Kevork Djansezian / AFP/Getty Images)

I saw this great pic of Emmy winning "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan in the Los Angeles Times the other day, and the bottom of his new trophy caught my eye. What was all that wording on the very bottom?

I asked, and it turns out they're the TV Academy rules for the protection of the Emmy statue. They used to just be on a sticker, but now they are engraved. Here's what it says:

RULES FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE EMMY(r) STATUETTE

1. The Emmy(r) statuette is the property of and all rights are reserved by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

2. The Emmy(r) statuette may not be reproduced or used in any commercial manner unless otherwise permitted by the Academy, it being understood that possession of the same is solely for the benefit of the recipient and the recipient's heirs or successors in interest.

3. If a recipient or the recipient's heir or successor in interest proposes to sell or otherwise dispose of the Emmy(r) statuette, such persons shall be obligated to return the statuette to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences which will retain the same in storage in memory of the recipient.


And that's One to Grow On.

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