Emmys

September 22, 2019 marks the date of the 71st Primetime Emmys, the ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California and begin at approximately 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

The Primetime show will focus on a variety of television programs and other televised media recognizing their excellence within the television industry.

According to the official Emmys website, the actual award ceremony is split into different categories, the main ones being comedy, drama, limited series/movies, short form, and variety. Each branch off into sub divisions such as specific televised series, lead actors/actresses, supporting actors/actresses, guest actor/actresses, directing, and writing.

The Emmys also have smaller categories split into the Creative Emmy Awards. These include animation, lighting, camera, and technical arts, art directors and set directors, and much more.

Some notable titles nominated include, Barry, Game of Thrones, Chernobyl, Brexit, and Drunk History.

Similar to the televised programs, there is also an abundance of leading actors and actresses. Names include: Anthony Anderson, Chrostoma Applegate, Jason Bateman, Emilia Clarke, and Mahershala Ali.

However, viewership for the emmys has been on the decline in the past few years according to CNN. In fact, they state that last years “70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards averaged 10.2 million viewers for NBC” which means viewership is at an all time low.

Senior Kevin Perla said “I’m not watching the Emmys this year, because I am not really up to date with all the movies and directors.”

Comparing the viewership to that of something like the Grammys, which pulled in 19.9 million viewers in 2019, the Emmys this year is not looking like it’s all that popular.

Mrs. Dolsen said, “No, I don’t really watch awards shows, I may tune in to the academy awards show, but I have no time or interest.”

As previously mentioned, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards were broadcast last weekend and the awards were given out that Sunday. The newspaper Deadline reported on the full winners list, and that Game of Thrones, Chernobyl, and Mrs. Maisel, were among the top honorees.

Fox President Charlie Collier announced that the Emmys will opt out of having a host for the show. T.V. Guide stated that this will be the fourth time the show has gone without a central host, following the events of 1975, 1998, and 2003.

During the announcement of going host-free, Collier also said that Fox wants to honor some of the years major outgoing series, including Game of Thrones, Veep, The Big Bang Theory, and Fox’s own series Empire.

The Emmys premiered on Sunday 22, 2019 and some of the winners included Better Call Saul, Killing Eve, Ozark, Barry, and The Good Place.

For more information on the winners and specific categories, USA Today features the whole list of winners from the main categories as well as their take on the 2019 Emmys.