When you take away all of the crap calling themselves Award shows, you’re left with a handful of honest-to-God little statues that really mean something to both the actors and the people watching. One of which, The Primetime Emmy Awards, airs this Sunday night (8/29). Hosted by one of the funniest guys in late-night, Jimmy Fallon, rolling into its 62nd year will hopefully bring this program to an entirely new level of greatness. With the “economy” in the toilet these days I’ve noticed an explosion in viewership for annual TV staples. For example, the Winter Olympics, The Superbowl & The Oscars all had record years… nearly breaking highest-of-all-time ratings. That being said, I expect that after a series of crappy summer shows, and people back into their post-summer routines, this will be a heavily viewed year for The Emmys. I’ll be watching… what about you?
Not to forget… if Coco wins an Emmy for his short stint at the Tonight show, he’ll be up on stage accepting an award for the program he walked from… aired by the network he surely despises. I ran across a great article written by The Hollywood Reporter discussing what Conan O’Brien can, and can’t, say at the Emmys… and the “loopholes” he just may have working for him. A fun read… check it out HERE
For a full list of the Emmy Nominees across all categories go HERE