Emmys Live Blog: THR Talks 2015 Nominations, Snubs and Surprises
Who made the cut and who did the TV Academy snub? THR's TV reporters and critic Tim Goodman sound off.
A year's worth of television, months of campaigning and countless for-your-consideration billboards blanketing the Hollywood commute have all led us here: Emmy nominations morning. Contenders for the 67th annual Primetime Emmys will be announced at 8:30 a.m. PT / 11:30 a.m. ET — and the news will be accompanied a thorough analysis of the surprises, snubs, records and reactions.
The Hollywood Reporter will have all of that, including a complete rundown of each of the nominations, but for an updating take from THR editors and reporters and THR Chief TV Critic Tim Goodman... be sure to check out the below live blog that will be updating over the course of the morning.
There should be a lot to talk about, with many more changes hitting the Emmy voting process this year — most notably the default categorization of comedies as half-hours and dramas as hour-longs. The move, an acknowledgement of the surging volume of eligible nominees, also prompted the Academy to open up the main drama and comedy races to seven nominees. (The new labeling ruffled few feathers, though Netflix was notably denied in its petition to put hour-long Orange Is The New Black in the comedy race.)
A live stream of the nominations also kicks off at 8:20 a.m. PT, 10 minutes before the nominations start. Last year's winner for outstanding guest actress in a comedy, Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba, and perennial reality host nominee, So You Think You Can Dance's Cat Deeley, are teaming up to deliver the news from a small theater in Los Angeles' Pacific Design Center.
This year's Emmy telecast will air live, on Fox, on Sept. 20. Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg is set to host the show, again taping at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Many of the nominees, most notably those in the guest actor and actress races, will be honored the week prior at the Sept. 12 Creative Arts Emmys.