Gold & Silver Circles Nomination Deadline Approaching April 15

By Joyce Mitchell

With all eyes focused on the Emmy Awards Gala coming up in June, let’s take a moment and look ahead to the other premiere event held by the NorCal/SF National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Gold & Silver Circles. The Circles are an honor society and members are inducted after being voted in by peers. Suggestions for the 2023 classes are welcomed right now for consideration to appear on the ballot. The deadline is April 15th – and quickly approaching.

Often, someone’s name is put forward by an industry co-worker or friend. In other cases, people nominate themselves. Either way, once names are selected for the ballot, they go out to a vote by members of the Gold & Silver Circles. Silver Circle honors 25+ years working in the television industry. But it’s not about time alone.

Also considered is the service and contributions the individual has made to TV, the community, or both. Gold Circle recognizes 50+ years employed in television. To be eligible, the majority of time working – for both Circles – must be in the NorCal/SF region.

To nominate someone, please put together a brief bio that includes an email address and phone number along with a photograph. Please send it to Joyce Mitchell, chair of the Gold & Silver Circle committee at

After names are submitted and voted on, inductees will be notified via email. They will be introduced at the Gold & Silver Circles event held in fall. It truly is an honor society that documents the history of people working in the television industry who are making a difference.