Emmys to abandon early-morning nominations announcement

The announcement of Emmy nominees has for several years taken place at 5:30 a.m. PST

Journalists assigned to cover the early-morning announcement of the Emmy nominations will now get to sleep in a few hours.

The Television Academy announced Tuesday that the traditional announcement event, this year set for July 16, is moving from 5:30 a.m. PST to 8:30 a.m. PST, marking the first time in years that it has been held at a different time.

"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."

Uzo Aduba, an Emmy winner from "Orange is the New Black," and Emmy nominee John Stamos, star of the upcoming Fox series "Grandfathered," are scheduled to present the nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards from the SilverScreen Theater at the Pacific Design Center. The nominations will also stream live on Emmys.com.

Spike Jones Jr. will produce the nominations ceremony this year, his fifth at the helm of the announcement.



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