emmys changes

In the age of Peak TV, it’s far too easy for great television to fly under the radar. But the Emmy Awards are attempting to rectify that by expanding the number of nominees in key categories, including its best comedy and drama categories. The comedy and drama categories have been expanded to feature eight nominees, while other categories will expand based on submissions.

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2020 Emmy Awards Host

Perennial awards season host and late night talk show presence Jimmy Kimmel will serve as the 2020 Emmy Awards host, although he’s uncertain exactly how the ceremony will work amid the coronavirus pandemic. “I don’t know where we will do this or how we will do this or even why we are doing this, but we are doing it and I am hosting it,” he said in a statement. Get the details below.
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69th Emmy Awards - 2017 Emmy Winners

Nearly all television productions are shut down right now in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The Television Academy realized this might pose a bit of a problem for the upcoming deadlines to be considered and voted on for The Emmys, the awards show honoring the best in television that airs every fall. In response, they’re making some changes to the submission deadlines and voting schedule, but they’re still hoping to have the 72nd Emmys take place in September. Read More »

2019 Emmys Speeches

Last night brought the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards to FOX, and well, we’re just glad that the awards and acceptance speeches were remarkable, because the broadcast of television’s biggest night wasn’t super enjoyable. Without a host, the show felt nearly lifeless, and the few moments of entertainment came from a handful of presenters and the wonderful, consistent, and silly presence of Thomas Lennon. But we’ll get to that later.

Despite the disappointing broadcast of the 2019 Emmys last night, there were still some highlights to be found from the show, especially from the speeches, not to mention a few surprises among the award recipients, and several television records broken and set. So let’s get down to the finer points of the 2019 Emmys broadcast from last night. Read More »

2019 Emmy Winners

The 71st Primetime Emmy winners were announced live on FOX this evening. Game of Thrones took the big prize even though they didn’t take home many of the other awards they were up for during the broadcast. On the comedy side, Fleabag was a huge winner. And there were a few surprises throughout the night too, and even some history to be made. Get the full list of 2019 Emmy winners below.

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Emmys host 2019

After this year’s host-less Academy Awards saw an increase in viewership over last year’s broadcast for ABC, Fox is hoping for the same results on its own network when another big award shows happens next month. The 2019 Emmy Awards will not have a host, marking the first time the awards will go host-less since 2003.

Fox CEO Charlie Collier announced the news today during a Television Critics Association press tour, and he explained the reasoning behind the decision as well as setting the stage for what viewers can expect. Read More »

2019 Emmy Snubs and Surprises

The nominations for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and you know what that means: it’s time to pick apart the selections and make our case for why some of our favorites didn’t make the cut. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ voting body has about 24,000 members, and their collective decisions gave us plenty of nominations to praise and scratch our heads about.

Let’s run through a list of some of the 2019 Emmys snubs and surprises below. Read More »

2019 Emmy Nominations

It’s almost time to honor the finest achievements in television again. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air this fall, but before that, we need to know who has been nominated for the most coveted awards in television. Covering drama, comedy, variety, reality, animation and more, the Emmys honor the best in television and streaming, and this year is full of a wide spectrum of nominees from network, cable, and various streaming services.

The big news is Game of Thrones finished its television run with a record-setting 32 nominations this year, the most for any program in a single season, beating the previous record set by NYPD Blue. Meanwhile, on the comedy side of things, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel landed 20 nominations, and in the limited series category, Chernobyl made a big showing with 19 total nominations.

Check out the list of the biggest 2019 Emmy nominations below. Read More »

daredevil prison fight

The cancellation of Daredevil was one of the biggest losses for Netflix this year, but at least it went out with a bang. A comic book series that had become synonymous with gripping, backbreaking fight sequences — and started the whole Netflix-Marvel hallway fight trend with its first Oldboy-inspired season 1 fight — Daredevil outdid itself in its third and final season with a rousing 11-minute fight sequence done entirely in one long take. But the reason that the Daredevil prison fight was so amazing may just be its downfall. According to showrunner Erik Oleson, that epic Daredevil prison fight won’t be eligible for a stunts Emmy because it’s just too damn long.

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The Twilight Zone Emmy Eligibility

CBS All Access isn’t exactly overflowing with must-see content, with Star Trek Discovery and The Good Fight being the only two original hits in their library. But since The Twilight Zone reboot came along, plenty more people have been flocking to the streaming subscription service, and the show is bound to end up with some Emmy nominations later this year, but not in the category you might think.

Unlike other anthology shows that have landed accolades from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, such as American Horror Story or Fargo, The Twilight Zone won’t be competing in the category for Outstanding Limited Series. Instead, the sci-fi series reboot will be vying for a spot in the Outstanding Drama Series category. That will give the series much more competition, but that’s not the only hurdle the series is facing when it comes to landing Emmy nominations.
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