Glendale and Burbank will be well represented at this year’s Los Angeles Area Emmys on Saturday with nominations in several categories from local television station and governmental access channels.

The Los Angeles Area Emmys will air at 5:30 p.m., well ahead of the glitzy red-carpet primetime edition, which is scheduled to be broadcast Sept. 23 on ABC.

Below is a list of the local contenders.

ABC 7, Glendale

“Behind the Scenes at Cirque Du Soleil Iris,” Local Color category

“Witness: Watts,” Crime/Social Issues category

“Witness: American Heroes,” Arts and Culture/History category

“Vista L.A.,” Informational/Public Affairs Series

“Pay It Forward,” Light News Story – Multi-part Report

Animal Experiments,” Medical News Story – Single Report

“Dr. Oz,” Medical News Story – Multi-part Report

“Serial Plaintiffs,” Investigative Reporting

Reporter David Ono, Outstanding Hard News Reporting, Outstanding Feature Reporting and Outstanding Programming Writer

Jeff MacIntyre, two Outstanding Editor for Programming nominations

NBC 4, Burbank

“Nonstop Foodies from Porto’s,” Local Color category

“The Filter with Fred Roggin,” Informational/Public Affairs Series

“St. Moritz,” Entertainment Programming

“The Death of Osama Bin Laden,” News Special

“Conrad Murray: The Verdict” and “Seal Beach Massacre,” both for Live Coverage of Unscheduled News Event

“Inside Apple’s Secret,” “Riverside Teen Trapped in Tijuana Brothel” and “Staples Center Toddler Story,” all for Serious News Story – Single Report

9/11 America Remembers,” Serious News Story – Multi-part Report

“Blind Children’s Center Lights the Way” and “Wi-Fi Hacking,” both for Light News Story – Single Report

“Combat Vets & Farming,” Light News Story – Multi-part Report

Reporter Mario Solis, Outstanding Sports Reporting

Reporters Ana Garcia and Robert Kovacik, Outstanding Hard News Reporting

Reporter Chuck Henry, Outstanding Feature Reporting

Gayle Galvez, Outstanding Director

Mary Harris, Outstanding News Writer

Sean Browning, Outstanding Videographer

“Today in L.A.,” Outstanding Regular Morning Newscast as well as Outstanding Daytime and Evening Newscasts

KCET, Burbank

“Master Chef: Thomas Keller Uncorked,” Local Color category

“The Edible Garden: Breaking Ground,” Education category

“The Border Between Them,” Crime/Social Issues category

Herbie Hancock: All That’s Jazz” and “Rhythm & Passion of Korea,” both in Arts and Culture/History category

“The Angel City Jazz Festival: Global Jam,” Entertainment Programming

“Meter Madness,” Feature Segment

“Show Me The Money: Housing Authority Investigation,” Information Segment

KVEA Telemundo 52

Outstanding Daytime and Evening Newscasts

GTV 6, Glendale governmental access

“Rose Bowl: A Century of Roses,” Public, Municipal and Operator Produced Cable

The Burbank Channel

“Saving the Wild: The Caucasus Nature Fund,” Information Segment

[Update, Aug. 10, 2012: An earlier version of this post should have also stated that producer Peter Musurlian is nominated for “The Burbank Centennial Rose Float.”]