TV Academy Stops Early Morning Emmy Nominations

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Courtesy of The Television Academy

The Television Academy is breaking with awards tradition and will now be announcing the Emmy Award nominations three hours later than usual.

This year’s Emmy Award nominations will be announced at 8:30 a.m. PT on July 16. They will be presented by Uzo Aduba (“Orange Is the New Black”) and John Stamos (“Grandfathered”). The event will be broadcast from the the SilverScreen Theater at the Pacific Design Center this year, due to construction at the TV Academy’s North Hollywood campus.

“Because of the speed in today’s 24/7 viral news cycle we all receive news and information in real time from multiple media sources and on various platforms,” the TV Academy said in a statement. “The Academy believes this new time — one that saves everyone getting up so early in the morning for the nominations ceremony — reflects this sensibility and is a forward-looking and effective way to kick off the Emmy season.”

The move signifies changes in award show announcements as producers show less dependence on New York-based morning talk shows that needed the news out early and more on word-of-mouth news spreading through social-media channels.

”Television has never been more robust, available and entertaining,” said Television Academy chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum. “This year we’ve had a 40% increase in drama series submissions and close to a 70% increase in limited series submissions, which underscores the wealth of content that’s being produced across all platforms by top quality talent in this new golden age of television. We look forward to having Uzo and John join us as we kick off what promises to be an incredible Emmy season.”

Spike Jones Jr. will return to produce the nominations ceremony this year. This marks the fifth year he has produced the Primetime Emmy nominations announcements.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Andy Samburg will host this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air September 20 on Fox. Don Mischer will serve as executive producer for the telecast.

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  1. Visions Lin says:

    And by the way, Academy, most Americans do watch TV to get away from reality for just a few minutes each day….so no more war related shows using the Iraq War, Middle East, or whatever as a plotline. Who wants to watch more war when at least for the boomers and their children, this country has been at war for their whole lives…..

    • Jake says:

      Some people do want television that’s relevant to what’s going on in the world. Appreciate the fact that you have the luxury to turn off war-related shows; it’s a reality for a good number of people on the planet. If you want mindless entertainment, there’s sadly a whole host of options for viewers like you already.

  2. srvwp2013 says:

    Mr. Rosenblume refers to being “in this new golden age of television.” There may indeed be a lot of content out there, but it is certainly far from consisting of a “Golden Age.” The content of the late 20th Century and early 21st Century is scrap iron. Fewer people, including myself, are watching “television” than ever before. Content has been dumbed down to the level of adolescence, sophomoric ridiculousness and mindless fraternity vignettes. I do not understand why the Entertainment Industry continues to try make us swallow a belief that there is any value in said industry. The Industry itself is brainwashed to think that it has evolved and moved on, but it has not moved off the meter since the real Golden Age of its existence back in the late 1950s and very early 1960s.

    • Visions Lin says:

      Actually, this age of television is repetitive and sophomoric on most levels with the exception of a few higher quality shows. Cable TV is getting also more and more violent and if I see one more scripted reality show with the Kardashians or any other reality show which isn’t at all the reality that most Americans live, I really am going to go back to the good old days without cable, and just watch the evening news for the weather…..and local news….

    • Allie says:

      What color is the sky in your world? More high-quality television shows have been produced in the last 16 years or so than in the entire previous history of the medium.

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  4. James McDonald says:

    I think it’s a wonderful idea. I agree. Let the reporters, announcers and staff members and actors get their full eight hours of sleep and enjoy the nominations 3 hours later. Everyone can look and feel their best. The Academy Awards should do the same with their nominations.

  5. Ethan says:

    I can’t fathom this. It’s spread through social media now AND it’s broadcast on TV–good exposure for new shows and stars. Now, you’re NOT getting TV exposure (yes, people still watch early morning network broadcast shows and in good numbers). Does the Academy really care about the genre (TV) they insist they love? It’s debatable at times. Or are they pandering to a few critics who don’t like to get up early in the morning and have to cover press conferences the old fashioned way?

  6. 1favored says:

    if it ain’t broke…fix it!

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