The Primetime Emmy Award is a prestigious award ceremony organized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. These awards are a mark of recognition given to the best television programs that are popular and have fans throughout the nation and across the globe. This award is similar to the Academy awards given to the people in the film industry. The Grammy award is for those in the music and entertainment area. The Tony awards are given to people who are deserving for their contribution to the stage.
There are three categories for the Emmy award ceremony, the Primetime Emmy, Daytime Emmy, News and Documentary Emmy, Engineering Emmy, Regional Emmy, International Emmy and Sports Emmy. Art directors, costume designers, cinematographers, casting directors and sound editors are separately awarded Creative Arts Emmy.
The categories for the awards in the Emmy Awards Ceremony are Comedy, Drama, Variety, Lead Comedy Actor, Lead Drama Actor, Lead Comedy Actress and Lead Drama actress.
When did it all begin?
This event was initiated in 1949. The statue was designed by television engineer, Louis McManus. His wife was the model on the basis of whom the design for the trophy had been made.
What we are looking forward to
The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be awarding trophies to deserving actors from daytime soap opera. This will be based on the programs that have been shown on television from June 1, 2016 to 31st May, 2017.
This selection has been made by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This ceremony will be held on Sunday, 17th September, 2017.
The Microsoft Theater in downtown, Los Angeles, California, has been selected as the venue for this glamorous event. The ceremony will be hosted by Stephen Colbert.
The nominations have already begun. They began on the 12th of June, 2017. They will close on the 26th of June. The announcements will be made on the 13th of July. The final votings will take place on the 14th of August. They will close by the 28th of August.
Last Year’s Emmy Awards
Last year, during the 68th award ceremony, was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The most outstanding comedy series was Veep on HBO. The most outstanding drama series was Game of Thrones. The most outstanding variety talk series was Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Outstanding variety sketch series was Key and Peele. The most outstanding limited series was The People Vs.O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. The most outstanding television movie was Sherlock, the Abonimable Bride. The most outstanding reality show was The Voice.
Some of the most outstanding actors were Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent, Julia Louis Dreyfus for Veep, Rami Malik for Mr. Robot, Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black, Courtney B. Vance and Sarah Paulson for The People Vs. O.J. Simpson.
The directors, Jill Soloway, Miguel Sapochnik, Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski Susanne Bier were awarded an Emmy for their extraordinary direction in the teleseries such as Transparent, Game of Thrones, Grease:Live and The Night Manager.
Some of the talented writers who were awarded an Emmy were Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang for Master of None, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for Game of Thrones, Patton Oswalt for Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping and D. V. DeVincentis for The People Vs.O. J. Simpson.
We look forward to this grand event in September but until then, we must contain our curiosity and wait with great patience.