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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.
Hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che for the first time, the 70th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS are broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, September 17, 2018 from 8-11pm ET/5-8pm PT on NBC. Presenters include: Alec Baldwin, Michael Douglas, Sandra Oh, Bob Odenkirk, Millie Bobby Brown, Kit Harington, Taraji P. Henson, Tina Fey, Rachel Brosnahan, Kate McKinnon Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Eric Bana, Samantha Bee, Constance Wu, Connie Britton, RuPaul Charles, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Foy, Hannah Gadsby, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Jimmy Kimmel, Elisabeth Moss, Sarah Paulson, Issa Rae, Andy Samberg, Matt Smith, Tracy Morgan and Ben Stiller.


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.