The Lizzie Bennet Diaries to receive Creative Arts Emmy Award for 'Original Interactive Program'
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'Top Chef's' 'Last Chance Kitchen,' 'Oprah's Lifeclass,' the Nick App, and 'The Lizzie Bennet Diaries' to Receive Interactive Media Emmys
This morning the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group announced the juried winners for Creative Arts Emmys in the field of digital media programming. Walking away with awards were "Top Chef's" "Last Chance Kitchen" for Multiplatform Storytelling, "Oprah's Lifeclass" for Social TV Experience, the Nick App for User Experience and Visual Design, and "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" for Original Interactive Program.Finally, and perhaps most unusually, there is "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries." This show, which began streaming on YouTube in April 2012, is a modern retelling of Jane Austen's incredibly popular 1813 novel, "Pride and Prejudice." The main character of the series is Lizzie Bennet, a 24-year-old grad student with "an uncertain future" and "a mountain of debt." With the help of her friend Charlotte Lu, Lizzie starts a YouTube channel where she shares stories in twice-weekly installments, dictating the events of her life (altered from the original novel's text to reflect 21st-century developments), imitating offscreen characters with "costume theater," and being generally fun, quirky, and cleverly sarcastic.
(source: Lizzie Bennet)The series expanded beyond its initial story world, however, when characters from "LBD" became active users of social media. The writers of the show kept audiences intimately involved in the story world by setting up Twitter accounts for the characters and using tweets as a means of interaction between them. "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" is being commended as an Original Interactive Program.All of these projects, whether created by independent producers or major studios, suggest that the future of entertainment can already be seen in the Web series that abound on the Internet today. The Creative Arts Emmys have proved that there's a place for them in popular culture as well.The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be presented on Sunday, September 15.