This year’s Pioneer Prize was presented to Anthony E. Zuiker, creator of the CSI franchise, for his innovative contributions to the field of digital entertainment with his online thriller Cybergeddon.

“With cutting-edge concepts and technology that pushes every frontier, these Emmy winners brilliantly demonstrate the wonderful versatility of multiplatform storytelling,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, who presented the Pioneer Prize to Zuiker.