EMMY® AWARDS

GALA HOST

Comedian Sultan A. Saladuddin II, a South Side native, co-creator, producer, writer and star of the HBO Max Comedy, South Side.
Comedian Sultan A. Saladuddin II, a South Side native, co-creator, producer, writer and star of the HBO Max Comedy, South Side, will be hosting.

South Side follows two friends who just graduated from community college and are ready to take over the world, but until they do, they’re stuck working at Rent-T-Own. Shot on location in Chicago’s Englewood and various other south side neighborhoods, the show offers an authentic look into what life on the South Side is all about. The show’s third season will air on HBO Max this December 2022.

Richard Roeper of the Sun-Times wrote of the series, “South Side is sharply observed, slyly satirical, uproariously funny — and instantly addictive. It is edgy and bold, outrageous and provocative…” Roeper continues, “the show (sic) is a fearless, unapologetic, equal opportunity offender — sometimes going to near absurdist lengths in shining a spotlight on racial and cultural and societal issues, but never in mean-spirited fashion, and always in the interest of keeping us laughing. And thinking.”

The show also features local news reports from fictional WZVK-TV in Chicago. Former WLS-TV and WLFD-TV anchor Lauren Cohn is featured in the news reports. “We hope to incorporate WZVK into the show,” said Board President John Owens, “we think Sultan will do a great job of bringing a sense of a fun into the show. We were thrilled that he agreed to host.”

Sultan is passionate about exposing the beauty of Chicago. He is a member of the Los Angeles Writers Guild Association and Screen Actors Guild. He has performed as a stand up comedian throughout the midwest and a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade located in Los Angeles, CA.

With Debbie Holstein, Sultan also founded the nonprofit organization, Lane 44, that provides exposure and opportunities for the Youth of Chicago’s South Side (YCSS). Lane 44 specializes in the production of Chicago-based, major motion pictures. The YCSS will be afforded the opportunity to gain enriching life-experiences while assisting in the overall production of Lane 44 films.

He can be found on Instagram @SimonJSouthSide where he has created a photo journal of season one for family, friends, and fans.

“I am here to raise the vibration of humanity through laughter.” — Sultan A. Salahuddin II

BOARD OF GOVERNORS'

CITATION

Rev. Jesse Jackson has been a political activist, minister and politician based in Chicago for over 55 years. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988; and he is the founder of the Rainbow/PUSH organization, which he launched in 1971.

GOVERNORS'

AWARD

The Governors’ Award is the highest honor the TV Academy’s Board of Governors can bestow and is awarded for “truly outstanding and unique accomplishments of some duration and durability in the industry.”
The Chicago/Midwest Chapter’s Immediate Past President STEVEN NOVAK’s service to the Chapter, its members and the National Academy have included countless hours as a Board member, officer on the Executive Committee, and representative for the Chapter as a National Trustee and Member of the Presidents’ Council. Steve has served as Chapter Vice President for four years, President for four years, and National Trustee for four two-year terms.

EMMY® AWARDS Ceremony

STARTS at 6:30 pm (with Student Awards)

RED CARPET SHOW

PRE-SHOW - 4:30PM

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEWS

LIVE DURING THE EMMY® CEREMONY - 7PM

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FREE TIME
Learn more about FREE TIME
Produced by High School Students
Meet the production team from Free Time, the 2022 High School Winner in the Short Form - Fiction category
for the Chicago/Midwest Chapter in this short "Making of" video. Students from
Glenbrook South High School talk about the production process.

Andrew Rowan served as an intern for NBC News Now in New York City. During his time, he produced live guest segments by writing scripts and questions, cutting video, conceptualizing graphics, and writing banners.

He also oversaw 10+ topical graphics for studio monitors each day and served as a production assistant, communicating with segment producers to cut more than 300 elements for broadcast.

Andrew was also able to pitch, produce, report and write three packaged stories, including one about commercial space infrastructure with field shoots across two states and in collaboration with a network-wide, cross-platform series related to NASA’s ARTEMIS launch.  
Derryl Barnes was the recipient of the NABJ & ESPN Stuart Scott Scholarship/Internship. He spent the summer as a production intern — performing the tasks of a Production Assistant for several ESPN shows (SportsCenter, NFL Live, First Take, Get Up, and more). He attended daily content meetings, pitched story ideas, and produced and edited highlight segments, VOs, SOTs, & other video elements that aired daily on ESPN.
As an intern for Good Morning America, Kaila worked with the field and series department, which produces the show's taped pieces. She assisted producers with writing scripts, gathering elements and research. Another fun highlight was shadowing GMA's Executive Producer, Simone Swink, as well as producers on the World News Tonight team. Near the end of Kaila's internship, she also co-wrote and produced a package summarizing her internship experiences. She was also able to pitch story ideas to show producers.