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The Hollywood Reporter and SAG-AFTRA have partnered to celebrate this year’s Emmy nominees at the inaugural Emmy Nominees Night, to be held Sept. 14 at Jean-Georges at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills.
The event, presented by American Airlines, Breguet and Dacor, marks the first time that THR and SAG-AFTRA have joined forces to celebrate Emmy nominees and will serve as the unofficial kickoff to Emmy weekend.
“It’s been an extraordinary year for television, and the Emmy nominations are a great reflection of that,” said Matthew Belloni, editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter. “For the past nine years, The Hollywood Reporter has hosted the popular and exclusive Oscar Nominees Night in the lead-up to the Academy Awards. We’re excited to team with SAG-AFTRA to create a memorable night for Emmy-nominated actors and other creative talents to celebrate their honors.”
Added SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris: “We’re proud to join with our longtime industry partner The Hollywood Reporter to celebrate an incredible group of talented individuals whose performances have shaped television storytelling and have shown us what is possible. We are excited to salute the performers who entertain and inspire people all over the world.”
Most Emmy nominees count themselves as members of SAG-AFTRA, the largest entertainment union in the world, representing about 160,000 media artists.
Emmy Nominees Night will mark the first major industry red-carpet event to be held at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, the first Los Angeles restaurant of James Beard Award-winning and Michelin star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, located inside the new Waldorf Astoria. Guests will enjoy food by the world-renowned French restaurateur.
The news comes on the heels of another record-breaking month for THR’s website. After hitting 21.5 million unique U.S. visitors in May, THR.com notched 23.4 million visitors in July, almost 2 million more than the previous record, according to comScore.
THR, long the entertainment industry’s most-read outlet, rose to No. 5 in comScore’s U.S. Entertainment News ranking, passing E! News and Entertainment Weekly. This marks the third record-breaking month for THR.com this year.
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