Rolling out the red carpet. The excitement has already begun for tonight’s airing of the 66th Emmy Primetime Awards. More than 300 workers are gearing up the Nokia Theatre in LA to welcome a packed house for television’s biggest night, the Emmys.
The Primetime Emmy Awards
Here’s all you need to know in preparation for tonight’s festivities. What it takes to win an Emmy, a sneak peek at some of the nominee category videos, photos of the preparation, a full list of who’s presenting, tonight’s menu at the Governor’s Ball and more.
above:Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum, 66th Emmys host Seth Meyers and show executive producer Don Mischer at this year’s Emmy Awards Red Carpet Rollout ceremony at the Nokia Theatre.
How a Primetime Emmy is won:
(confirmed to present tonight at the 66th Emmy Awards).
• Uzo Aduba – Emmy winner this year for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black
• Scott Bakula – Star of the upcoming CBS series NCIS: New Orleans
• Ricky Gervais – Emmy-nominated star of the Netflix series Derek
• Chris Hardwick – Host of the Emmy-nominated Comedy Central series @midnight
• Lena Headey – Emmy-nominated actress from the HBO series Game of Thrones
• Katherine Heigl – Star of the upcoming NBC series State of Affairs
• Mindy Kaling – Star of the FOX series The Mindy Project
• Joe Morton – Emmy winner this year for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role on ABC’s Scandal
• John Mulaney – Star of the upcoming FOX series Mulaney
• Hayden Panettiere – Star of the ABC series Nashville
• Liev Schreiber – Star of the Showtime series Ray Donovan
• Kate Walsh – Star of the upcoming NBC series Bad Judge
• Allison Williams – Star of the HBO series Girls
The above talents join these previously announced and confirmed presenters:
Sofia Vergara and
Ever wonder how the stars find their seats?
Tonight’s Outstanding Comedy Series nominees:
Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series:
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Tonight’s Outstanding Drama Series nominees:
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Tonight’s In Memoriam segment will feature these talented people we lost in 2014. Amongst them are such greats as Harold Ramis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mickey Rooney, Shirley Temple, Sid Caesar, James Garner, Lauren Bacall, Bob Hoskins, Maya Angelou, Ann B. Davis, Elaine Stritch, Ruby Dee, Eli Wallach and Paul Mazursky, to name a few.
Robin Williams Tribute:
Screen legend Billy Crystal will pay tribute to his longtime friend Robin Williams during the In Memoriam segment of the show.
Recently deceased actor and stand-up star Williams is one of the many late members of the television community who will be honored during that time, which will also feature a musical performance by Grammy-nominated recording artist Sara Bareilles. “Billy Crystal will be speaking about the impact the Robin has had on all of us,” — executive producer Don Mischer.
The making of Emmy:
Pics of the auditorium and Governor’s Ball:
Tonight’s Menu for the Stars
The food being served at tonight’s Governor’s ball is by Chef and Founder, Joachim Splichal of Patina Restaurant Group.
Grilled Peach and Heirloom Tomato Salad
Little gem lettuce, candy striped figs, burrata, honey vidalia, peppermint, basil, toasted Marcona almonds, fleur de sel
Filet of beef, artisan grapes, Idaho 90 potato “bone,” zephyr squash, caramelized cippolini, crisp lacinato kale
Alunga™ whipped ganache, torched marshmallow fluff, graham crumble, Inaya™ chocolate pop rocks
2013 Beaulieu Vineyard® Maestro Collection Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Beaulieu Vineyard Maestro Collection Napa Valley Port and NV Muscat de Beaulieu will be served at the bars.
Emmy Fashion Flashback
And to get fired about up the red carpet fashions you’ll be seeing tonight, here’s an Emmy 80’s Fashion Flashback for you:
Tune in tonight for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Myers. Live on NBC at 8pm Eastern Time/ 5pm West Coast. Red carpet coverage starts at 3pm.