Emmys Eliminating Early Morning Nominations Announcement (Exclusive)

The nominations will be pushed back three hours to 8:30 a.m. PT.
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Uzo Aduba, John Stamos

The Emmy nominations are on the move.

The nominations announcement will move back three hours, to 8:30 a.m. PT, on July 16, the Television Academy announced Tuesday. Historically, the nominations have been announced at 5:30 a.m. PT.

"Because of the speed in today’s 24/7 viral news cycle we all receive news and information in real time from multiple media sources and on various platforms," the Television Academy said in a statement. "The Academy believes this new time — one that saves everyone getting up so early in the morning for the nominations ceremony — reflects this sensibility and is a forward-looking and effective way to kick off the Emmy season." 

Emmy winner Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) and Emmy nominee John Stamos (Grandfathered) will present the nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards from the SilverScreen Theater at the Pacific Design Center. Academy of Television Arts and Sciences chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum will join them for the live ceremony, which will be produced by Spike Jones Jr. for the fifth year.

”Television has never been more robust, available and entertaining,” said Rosenblum. “This year we’ve had a 40 percent increase in drama series submissions and close to a 70 percent increase in limited series submissions, which underscores the wealth of content that’s being produced across all platforms by top quality talent in this new golden age of television. We look forward to having Uzo and John join us as we kick off what promises to be an incredible Emmy season.”

The nominations ceremony will also stream live on Emmys.com.

Hosted by Andy Samberg, the Emmys will be broadcast live from Los Angeles' newly named Microsoft Theater L.A. Live on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 5 p.m. PT on Fox.

June 9, 11:21 a.m. Updated with Academy statement on time change.

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