The traditional Emmys Red Carpet Rollout Ceremony was held yesterday morning outside of the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
This year’s host, Jimmy Fallon, Emmy executive producer Don Mischer and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences chairman and CEO John Shaffner were present to do the honors and together, they literally un-rolled a red carpet in front of the theater.
This will be Fallon’s first time hosting the Emmys and will be his most high-profile hosting gig to date. He admitted that he was surprised by the media turnout for the roll out event as he noted, “This is insane. We just rolled out the carpet. That’s all we did.” But with the 62nd Emmy Awards only a few short days away, the hype around the award show is becoming increasingly greater.
Much of this hype surrounds the fact that the show is adapting to the evolving nature of the media and will be broadcasted live for the first time in many years (including a live stream on NBC.com). In addition, viewers will be able to tweet along with Fallon during the awards show and make suggestions for presenter introductions. “We are trying to present the awards in as entertaining of a way as we can,” Mischer explained.
Other attention goes to the many nominations for new shows like Glee and Modern Family, as well as the final nominations for classic shows like Lost and Law & Order. With stars from Eva Longoria Parker to Kim Kardashian to Betty White making appearances, we have a feeling there will be a little something for everyone this year. We can’t wait!
The Emmys will air on NBC this Sunday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m. Pacific and 8 p.m. Eastern.
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