The Emmy Awards: A guide on how to watch them, who you’ll see and why they were delayed

The 2023 Emmy Awards will arrive in 2024. The two Hollywood strikes meant a four-month delay for the annual television celebration. But both have now been resolved and the show will go on. Here’s a look at the broadcast, the ceremony and the series and the stars nominated for the awards.

WHEN ARE THE EMMY AWARDS?

The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Monday night, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles. Anthony Anderson will host. It will air live on the Fox network starting at 8 pm ET and will be available to stream the next day on Hulu.

Fox is taking its turn this year in an annual rotation among the four networks. Anderson, who was nominated for lead actor in a comedy seven times for his work on ABC’s “black-ish,” is a first-time host of the Emmy Awards, although he has hosted the NAACP Image Awards eight times.

He also has a new connection to Fox: His new game show “We Are Family” premiered in early January.

Now with a TV-themed name, downtown Los Angeles’ Peacock Theater, formerly the Microsoft Theater and Nokia Theater, has been the ideal home for the Emmys since 2008.

NOMINEES AND EARLY WINNERS

As is typical for the Emmys, HBO shows dominated the nominations when they were announced in July. The top three nominees – “Succession” at 27, “The Last of Us” at 24 and “The White Lotus” at 23 – were all from the gold cable channel.

“The Last of Us” comes in with a big lead over the overall total after winning eight at the Creative Arts Emmys, which take place about a week before the main ceremony. The dystopian video game adaptation won best guest actor and guest actress in a drama for memorable one-episode performances by Nick Offerman and Storm Reid. And he dominated in the technical categories, winning best visual effects and best prosthetic makeup for his mushroom-faced undead.

Nick Offerman poses in the press room with the award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for “The Last Of Us – Long, Long Time” during night one of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, January 6, 2024. at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

“White Lotus” took home four trophies at the Creative Arts Emmys, winning for its music, casting and hair styling.

“Succession” came up empty, but the fourth and final season of the show about a generationally dysfunctional one-percent family could still dominate in the top categories Monday. It probably remains the favorite for best drama, having won two of the last three Emmy Awards, and the acting categories are overloaded with its cast. Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong and Kieran Culkin are nominated for best actor in a drama, four more men from the show are nominated for best supporting actor and Sarah Snook earned a nomination for best actress.

“The White Lotus” managed to get five nominees in the supporting actress category, including Jennifer Coolidge and Aubrey Plaza.

And if voters’ affection continues for “The Last of Us” it could also win the award for best drama; its stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey are nominated in the lead acting categories.

“The Bear,” nominated in comedy categories despite having a lot of drama, won four Emmy Awards at the Creative Arts ceremonies and is nominated for 13 in total. “Ted Lasso,” which won two, led among comedies with 21 total nominations for its finale. season. The Emmys have loved the Apple TV+ football series since its inception. It won best comedy series and best actor for Jason Sudeikis in each of its first two seasons and is nominated for a triple in both categories.

WHY WERE THE AWARDS POSTPONED?

Hollywood’s historic work stoppage between writers and actors, both essential to the Emmys, meant the show was on a rare delay for an unprecedented four months.

Television Academy leaders were among those who breathed a sigh of relief when the actors voted to approve their new contract ending the strike on December 5 and ending the entire walkout.

With a fall presentation date based on the traditional broadcast television season, the Emmys have for years had some quirks based on the much more dispersed programming of cable and streaming. The delay makes those oddities even stranger.

To give an example, the nominations for “The Bear” are for its first season, although the awards will be handed out six months after the release of its second season. (Sunday’s Golden Globes showered awards for “The Bear,” for its outstanding second season. season.)

In another anomaly, by the time of the ceremony, all the winners will have been established and the metaphorical envelopes will remain unopened for more than four months. This is because the Television Academy wanted at least the voting to be the same as always, so its approximately 20,000 members had to cast their votes before August 28.

The January date puts the Emmys within the rest of Hollywood’s awards season, a week after the Golden Globes and about six weeks before the Screen Actors Guild Awards, both ceremonies that honor television along with movies. .

This is the first time the Emmys have been postponed since 2001, when the 9/11 attacks occurred just five days before the scheduled ceremony. That ceremony would end up being held in November.

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