Once upon a time, the big three networks all hated a new-fangled thing thing called cable, so much they refused to let them compete in the Emmy awards.
So, in 1979, the folks at the National Cable Television Association created their own awards called the ACE (Acheivement in Cable Excellence) award, later known as the CableACE awards. Even after the Emmys started accepting cable shows, in 1988.
The CableAce awards kept going until 1999, when they finally realized they were no longer needed.
Surprisingly, most of the shows that now dominate the Emmys, mostly come from channels that use to dominate the CableAces, so what have we learned here?
Some Notable Winners Over The Years
Not Necessarily the News
Faerie Tale Theatre
Tiger Town (the first Disney Channel movie)
Madonna: Blond Ambition World Tour Live
Tales from the Crypt
The Larry Sanders Show
Legends of the Hidden Temple
The Adventures of Pete and Pete
Inside The Actor's Studio
Duckman: Private Dick / Family Man