74th Emmy Awards


Ellie Sheller

   This upcoming Monday, September 12th will be Emmy Awards day! The Primetime Emmy Awards give acknowledgement to the accomplishments of television for the year. Rather than a Sunday night, this 3-hour award ceremony will be held on a Monday night this year. Every four years, the Emmys are held on a Monday, due to conflicts with Sunday night football. This year, the awards will be hosted by a legend in comedy, Kenan Thompson. The show with the most nominations this year is HBO’s “Succession”. This dramatic show about an infamous dysfunctional family, received 25 nominations this year! “Ted Lasso” and “The White Lotus” are behind “Succession” with 20 nominations each. “Ted Lasso” has often been a favorite at award shows, so there is no doubt they will win multiple awards. 


   Unfortunately, some important roles in television this year were not recognized in the nominations, such as Jennifer Aniston for “The Morning Show”, and Selena Gomez for “Only Murders in the Building”. And some surprising nominations for “Inventing Anna”, which received a lot of negative feedback. Because not all awards fit into the ceremony itself, the Creative Arts Emmys took place September 3-4. The Creative Arts Emmys acknowledge work on the production side of the television shows nominated. Some highlights from these ceremonies include Barack Obama winning his first Emmy for narrating the docuseries “Our Great National Parks”, and Rupaul Charles winning his 12th Emmy for “Rupaul’s Drag Race”. Don’t forget to tune into the Primetime Emmy Awards, September 12th on NBC. We are all very eager to see who will be the favorites of this years’ television season!