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Emmy Awards

Emmy Awards

  • Premiered: 
    March 7, 1955
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Award
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Entertainment
  • Tags: celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

Each year since 1949, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has recognized outstanding performances by professionals in the TV industry, including directors, actors, writers, and the creative arts. The first Emmy Awards ceremony was held on January 25, 1949, at the Hollywood Athletic Club, and was devoted solely to programming that originated from Los Angeles, where the Television Academy was founded. Starting in 1955 when the Emmys were nationally televised for the first time -- and simulcast from Los Angeles and New York -- award nominees expanded to include programming aired throughout the United States. Since 1971, the Emmys have been held only in Los Angeles. In 1974, the Emmys were split into two events: The Daytime Emmy Awards and The Primetime Emmy Awards.
With no host, the 71st PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS are broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 8-11pm ET/5-8pm PT on FOX. Halsey will perform a rendition of a classic song for the "In Memoriam" tribute, Adam Devine will present a musical tribute to Variety programming, and Thomas Lennon has been tapped as an Emmy Awards commentator. Presenters include: Tim Allen, Nick Cannon, James Corden, Jon Hamm, Timothy Hutton, Jharrel Jerome, Ken Jeong, Cherry Jones, Regina King, Luke Kirby, Hugh Laurie, Jane Lynch, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Catherine O'Hara, Randall Park, Jimmy Smits, Brittany Snow, Marisa Tomei, Kerry Washington, Bradley Whitford, Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz, Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield, Bill Hader, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Cast of VEEP (Anna Chlumsky, Gary Cole, Kevin Dunn, Clea DuVall, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Sarah Sutherland, Matt Walsh), Gwyneth Paltrow, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, RuPaul, Lilly Singh, Ben Stiller, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Cast of KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS (Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner), Angela Bassett, Stephen Colbert, Viola Davis, Michael Douglas, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Jimmy Kimmel, Peter Krause, Seth Meyers, Billy Porter, Naomi Watts, Zendaya, and the cast of GAME OF THRONES (Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Carice van Houten, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Maisie Williams).


Other Titles

  • More formally known as: Primetime Emmy Awards

Production & Distribution

  • 63rd Annual Awards produced by Mark Burnett Productions
  • 69th Annual Awards produced by White Cherry Entertainment

Firsts, Lasts & Notable Notes

  • March 7, 1955: First time Emmy Awards are nationally televised.
  • May 26, 1963: First time both lead performers won Emmy Awards in consecutive years.