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Yes, they have won more than just Emmys. But they did win an awful lot of them last year.

And while that may not be the measure of a great company or a solid public image, clearly they are doing they’re job right. They were nominated 76 times, and won 12 awards. That was good enough for tops over all three other broadcast networks.

HBO was the only network that brought home more hardware, but they have the distinct advantage of being able to produce higher budget shows without many of the hassles of the FCC.

But seriously, they did win more than just Emmy’s this year. In June, Michael Benson and Marla Provencio, executive VPs of marketing for ABC Entertainment, were honored at the Promax/BDA 2008 conference in New York with one of four inaugural Marketing Maverick Awards. Jointly presented by TelevisionWeek and Promax/BDA, the awards recognized the top marketing minds in television during the past year.

While its not an award they were trying to win, the liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America named ABC the winner of its third annual “Misinformer of the Year” award in 2006. Not only for the highly controversial miniseries “The Path to 9/11“, but for the alleged conservative pandering of ABC News director Mark Halperin and for biased claims on news programs such as “ABC World News” and “Good Morning America.”

According to ABC Medianet’s description, “ABC News’ “Nightline” is television’s most esteemed Late-Night news program… “Nightline’s” anchors, correspondents, producers, and editors have won every major award in broadcast journalism, including eleven Peabody Awards, over twelve duPont-Columbia Awards, over a dozen Overseas Press Club Awards, scores of Emmys and many others.”