Primetime Emmy Awards
The Primetime Emmy Awards, when the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honors TV's best, takes place in Los Angeles every September. In addition to the academy's splashy Governors Ball for close to 4,000 guests—billed as the largest formal dinner in the U.S.—the annual event includes parties from entertainment brands—in previous years, HBO and Entertainment Tonight have hosted the glitziest gatherings. The 2015 show took place on September 20; here's our archive of Emmy-related coverage.
EMMY RATINGS DOWN DESPITE STRONG SHOW: The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast saw its ratings drop 24 percent despite a history-making year that had more participation in voting on the awards. Industry insiders chalk part of the ratings drop to the lack of promotion from Fox, which doesn’t have a morning show or late-night show to boost viewer interest. Los Angeles Times: “Of course, as television continues to splinter among multiple broadcast and streaming platforms, there could be another factor at work: Most of America simply hasn't seen the shows the Emmys are celebrating. … ‘You have to wonder at what point the television landscape will become so fragmented that a decent rating [for the Emmy telecast] is no longer possible,’” says one Emmy-winning producer. http://lat.ms/1OrM7W5
Posted September 22, 2015, 9:06 a.m. EDT
EMMYS DELIVERS COMPETENT BUT SAFE SHOW: Monday night’s Primetime Emmy Awards provided few surprises, awarding prizes to many previous winners and host Seth Meyers steering the ship without making too many waves. (Although the less said about Weird Al’s theme song medley, the better.) Variety: “More practically speaking, NBC’s latest use of the Emmys to showcase a latenight (or really, later-night) host worked out reasonably well. Meyers adopted a minimalist approach to open the show, delivering a straight stand-up routine aimed at the TV-literate crowd—both in the room and at home—that resembled some of the better Oscar intros of years past. Going with a monologue not only played to the host’s strengths but reflected a sense TV has indeed grown up, without requiring inordinate bells and whistles to set the ball rolling.” http://bit.ly/1pBPjS9
Posted August 26, 2014, 7:54 a.m. EDT
JON HAMM AND AMY POEHLER THROW EMMY LOSERS PARTY: It started out as an in-joke between the often-nominated-but-never-winners Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler, but the two took their “Losers Lounge” concept and turned it into an actual Emmys after-party Sunday night. The fete at Soho House doubled as a fund-raiser. E! Online: “Nominees who failed to take home a statuette were allowed in for free, but winners had to make a $1,000 donation to World Wide Orphans.” http://eonli.ne/18I99DM
Posted September 24, 2013, 8:06 a.m. EDT