Emmy Awards

Emmy Awards Quick Facts

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2019 DateSeptember 22, 2019
Emmy Awards

Emmy Awards History

The Emmy Awards (Television Academy) recognize outstanding achievement in primetime television. The voters are members of peer groups specialized in different areas. Acting, directing, writing, make up, music, casting, and many more fields are covered. There's three different organizations that award Emmys, the Television Academy (primetime), the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (daytime, sports, news and documentary) and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (international).

Emmy Awards Facts

  • Michael Che and Colin Jost from Saturday Night Live will host the 2018 Emmys. This is the first time since Eddie Murphy in 1983 than an SNL cast member will host the event. The telecast will be from 8-11 p.m. ET (5-8 p.m. PT) live on NBC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
  • The Television Academy was founded by Syd Cassyd in 1946. The goal was to advance the art and science of television.
  • More than 22,000 members assigned to 30 peer groups vote on specific fields within the television industry. As of 2018, the newest peer group is choreography.
  • Anyone can submit their work for consideration if they are qualified, although there's a fee for doing so. Television Academy members are allowed two free entries.
  • Accountants from Ernst & Young check the ballots by hand.

Emmy Awards Top Events and Things to Do

  • Tune in to the Emmys live on NBC.
  • Check out the nominees and winners.
  • How much do you know about the Emmys? Test your knowledge here.

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