The 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will take place on September 18, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences chose the best U.S. primetime television programs from those that aired from June 1, 2015, until May 31, 2016. The Primetime Emmy Awards nominees were announced on July 14, 2016, on the official website, by Lauren Graham and Anthony Anderson.
The Primetime Emmy Awards will honor the best programs, the best acting, directing, and writing in a series. Some networks and programs were mentioned among the nominees announced on July 14.
HBO leads with the most major nominations (35) by network. It is closely followed by FX, that received 28, while Netflix is the third most nominated network with 14.
According to the Primetime Emmy Awards official website, the program with the most major nominations (13) is “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” “Veep,” is the runner-up with 10 nominations, and “Game of Thrones” occupies the third position with 9. “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” is also the most nominated (22) in the miniseries category, while “Veep” leads in the Comedy series section (17), and “Game of Thrones” leads in the Drama series division (23).
“Saturday Night Live” tied its 2011 record and maintained with 16 nominations this year, in the Variety Program category. Moreover, “Dancing With The Stars” received eight nominations in 2016, being the most nominated non-fiction or reality program.
In 2015, at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, “Game of Thrones” won the most trophies (12), also leading in the Drama series category. In Best Comedy series, “Veep” garnered the most trophies in 2015, while “Olive Kitteridge” won the Mini-Series category.
Prior to the ceremony that will take place on September 18, 2016 there will be another gala, on September 10, and 11. The Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will honor mainly the artists that stayed behind the cameras. The awards target choreography, cinematography, light design, costumes, sound and music, hair styling and make-up, motion design, special visual effects and picture editing. Also, there are honors for hosting, casting, animations and commercials.
The Primetime Emmy Awards are presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. They were first awarded in 1949, for excellence in primetime television. Last year’s edition, the 67th annual ceremony, became famous for breaking some significant milestones. First, “Game of Thrones” set a new record by obtaining 12 awards in a single year. Then, Viola Davis was the first black woman in history to win a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, due to her performance in, “How To Get Away With Murder.”
Moreover, the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards announced several new rules about the nominations and their eligibility. For example, a limited series is defined, from now on, as a program of two or more episodes, totaling 150 minutes as a whole. Also, since the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, a guest actor “is now defined as a performer appearing in less than 50% of the program’s episodes.”
The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will take place on September 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Calif. The show will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and broadcast on by ABC. The Primetime Emmy Awards nominees were announced on July 14. The complete list of nominations is available on the official website of the Primetime Emmy Awards.
By Bianca-Ramona Dumitru
Edited by Jeanette Smith
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