After a cocktail hour of networking, mingling and mini-reunions, we got down to the business of saluting a television content (and eating dinner). Wendy Clark, CEO of DDB North America, presented the night's honorary Champion Award to EVP and Chief Agency, Sales & Marketing Officer of State Farm, Rand Harbert – who made the announcement Clark had just been promoted to Global President and CEO. Other presenters included food enthusiast editor and host of Litton Entertainment's "Naturally, Danny Seo," Danny Seo, Jason Cameron, host of DIY Network’s Desperate Landscapes, and two breakout stars of VH1's "RuPaul's Drag Race," Alexis Michelle and Jiggly Caliente.
Winners were asked to say which shows they’d like to see revived, and the audience applauded choices from Cheers to Taxi to Buffy the Vampire Slaye. But the focus of the night, of course, was on a stellar year for television, an evolving business that is grabbing audiences with content ranging from from innovative, to inspiring to flat-out funny – and sometimes, all three.