Ever Wonder How An Emmy Is Won? And Other Relevant Emmy Info.

The 71st Emmy Awards will be presented tonight Sunday, September 22 on  the Fox network at 5pm ET / 8pm PT. The 2019 Primetime Emmy® Awards, honoring the best in television, will be held at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles today (where it’s already 80 degrees at 10am).

The stage is set for tonight’s awards

The theme for the 71st Primetime Emmy® Awards is “Brilliance In Motion” and the countdown has already begun with the Official Emmys Red Carpet (which is actually purple) pre-show airing on People.com and coverage starting today at 4pm.

This year’s Emmy red carpet is actually purple. photo @primetimescott.
United Airlines brought the Emmy statuettes to Los Angeles

The Emmy Awards recognize excellence within various areas of television and emerging media and are administered by three sister organizations, which focus on various sectors of television and broadband programming:

• Television Academy (primetime)
• National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (daytime, sports, news and documentary)
• International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (international)

The Primetime Emmy Award is a symbol of peer recognition from over 24,000 Television Academy members. Each member casts a ballot for the category of competition in their field of expertise.

Emilia Clarke in the HBO Series finale of Game of Thrones

This year HBO’s “Game of Thrones” slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations (that includes the Creative Arts Emmys given out on the 14th and 15th of September) for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix.

HBO’s Game of Thrones shattered all records with 32 nominations this year

So many great shows and performances worthy of winning this year from GoT, Chernobyl and When They See Us to Killing Eve, Fleabag, Schitt’s Creek, Mrs. Maisel and Barry.

RuPaul poses with his award for outstanding host for a reality or competition program for “RuPaul’s Drag Race” at the Governors Ball during Night 1 of the Television Academy’s 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept. 14. (Colin Young-Wolff/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

An infographic from the Television Academy explaining how an Emmy is actually won:

The Governor’s Ball

The stage at the Governor’s Ball (photo: @primetimescott)

The eats for the Governor’s Ball is coming from Patina for the 24th year in a a row.

photo @patinacatering

“Chef and founder of Patina Catering, Joachim Splichal, returns to handle the tasting menu, which will include a bevy of small plates and reinterpretations of classic dishes. His Patina Catering team includes vp culinary Gregg Wiele, executive chef Alec Lestr and executive pastry chef Frania Mendivil.” reports the Hollywood Reporter.

Cheryl Cecchetto, founder and president of Sequoia Productions, the company behind the ball told Fox News that while past iterations of the ball have incorporated a sit-down-style dinner, this year they’re switching it up, changing with the times.

As guests mingle, they’ll be treated to flawlessly decorated small plates and hors d’oeuvres featuring yellowtail sashimi, red-wine braised short rib, Maine lobster and crab cake sliders, among other items.

photo @patinacatering

The vegan options will be ample, too. Servers will mix it up with plant-based Beyond Meat sliders topped with caramelized onions. Guests will also be able to select from chicken sliders in what Cecchetto called “an easy, approachable menu.”

Governors Ball guests will also be able to sip on 2015 Sterling Vineyards Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon as well as quench their thirst with scintillating sparkling wines Blanc de Blancs Ferrari Brut and Ferrari Brut Rose, courtesy of Ferrari Trento.

Should you care to watch the 15 minute video of the full nominations for the 12 categories, you can find that here.

How the Emmy statuette is made:

Today at 4:40 Pm, the Academy will be broadcasting live from backstage at this link

Click here for a searchable list of all the nominees and winner.

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