The ballads are in. On Thursday, the Academy will release the nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards — an event that will honor the best in U.S. prime time television from June 1, 2015, until May 31, 2016. And considering this past season was full of top-notch quality television, from “Game of Thrones” to “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” it’s safe to say that the competition for the 2016 award show is going to be particularly tight.
So how can fans find out if their favorite shows were nominated for an Emmy Award? Well, “Black-ish” actor Anthony Anderson and “Gilmore Girls” star Lauren Graham will announce the nominations live on Thursday, July 14.
“Television is enjoying the most spectacular run in its history with breakthrough creativity, emerging platforms and dynamic new opportunities for our industry's storytellers,” Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum said in a press release. “We are thrilled to have Anthony and Lauren on board to help kick-off what promises to be an extraordinary Emmy season.”
The two actors will read the nominations from the Academy’s Saban Media Center starting at 11:30 a.m. EDT on ABC. But for those who can’t get to a television, don’t fret. There are other ways you can witness history in the making. Audiences can tune in to the nomination ceremony by watching the live stream of the announcements of Emmys.com.
Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2016 Emmy Awards, which is set to take place Sunday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. PDT.
“I am excited to be hosting the Emmys again,” Kimmel, who hosted the Emmys in 2012, said in a statement in March. And he’s not the only one looking forward to Kimmel taking the reigns!
“Jimmy Kimmel is the consummate showman,” ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said. “With Kimmel at the helm, expect to be at the edge of your seat for a bigger, bolder and better-than-ever Emmy event.”