Where to catch the 2010 Emmy Awards

Written by Tashi from the blog Tashi's TV on 12 Aug 2010
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emmy_statue_150The 2010 Emmy Awards are coming up on Sunday, 29 August - US time.

They're happening at the usual spot: the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and will be hosted by comedian and TV host Jimmy Fallon, who should be much more famous internationally.

I know many people round the world know who he is, but not enough. Such awards should always be hosted by someone who's guaranteed to never get a response of: "Jimmy who??" - from anyone. Is it just me or do you feel the same?


For us, the ceremony will be aired live in the early hours of Monday morning, on 30 August - on M-Net Movies 1.

The broadcast is scheduled to start at 03h00 but, as happens each year, this could start later or as early as 02h30 because of the ins and outs of the live broadcast stream.

If you're staying up for it I'd recommend checking in from as early as 02h00 to be extra safe. If you're PVR'ing start your recording at 02h00 so as to make sure you get everything.

There's the possibility that the live broadcast will also be on M-Net HD but this hasn't been confirmed. Will keep you posted if it is and update if any important time changes happen closer to the time.

delayed broadcast

The delayed broadcast of the ceremony will be on on Monday night (30 August) at 21h30, on both M-Net and M-Net HD.



E! will be doing their usual thang on the red carpet, starting at 00h00 on Monday (30 August) i.e. the end of Sunday/start of Monday  - midnight times are always impossible to explain.

Confirmed to host: both Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic (I won't say anything snarky about slapping toothy Bill Rancic even though I really want to).

The build-up will run for two hours, from 00h00 to 02h00.

I've asked sources at E! what happens in the time between the carpet ending and the ceremony beginning - why there's always a time difference between the end of the carpet and the start of the ceremony. Turns out it's because everyone needs to get to their seats, touch up their lippie etc.

A rebroadcast of the Carpet will be on E! later on Monday (still 30 August) at 20h00.

The Fashion Police will dish their take on the carpet fashion crimes committed on Wednesday, 1 September at 20h00.

As the countdown begins, here's a recap of the nominees in the main categories (with the US channels who create the shows):

Outstanding Comedy Series:

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Glee (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
The Office (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series:

Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Larry David - Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Matthew Morrison - Glee (Fox)
Tony Shalhoub - Monk (USA)
Steve Carell - The Office (NBC)
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Lea Michele - Glee (Fox)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)
Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Amy Poehler - Parks & Recreation (NBC)
Tina Fey - 30 Rock (NBC)
Toni Collette - United States of Tara (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series:

Chris Colfer - Glee (Fox)
Neil Patrick Harris - How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson - Modern Family (ABC)
Eric Stonestreet - Modern Family (ABC)
Ty Burrell - Modern Family (ABC)
Jon Cryer - Two and a Half Men (CBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series:

Jane Lynch - Glee (Fox)
Julie Bowen - Modern Family (ABC)
Sofia Vergara - Modern Family (ABC)
Kristen Wiig - Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Jane Krakowski - 30 Rock (NBC)
Holland Taylor - Two and a Half Men (CBS)

Outstanding Drama Series:

Breaking Bad (AMC)
Dexter (Showtime)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Lost (ABC)
Mad Men (AMC)
True Blood (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series:

Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter" (Showtime)
Kyle Chandler, "Friday Night Lights" (DirecTV)
Hugh Laurie, "House" (Fox)
Matthew Fox, "Lost" (ABC)
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men" (AMC)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series:

Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer (TNT)
Glenn Close - Damages (FX)
Connie Britton- Friday Night Lights (DirecTV)
Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife (CBS)
Mariska Hargitay- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
January Jones- Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series:

Aaron Paul - Breaking Bad (AMC)
Martin Short - Damages (FX)
Terry O'Quinn - Lost (ABC)
Michael Emerson - Lost (ABC)
John Slattery - Mad Men (AMC)
Andre Braugher - Men of a Certain Age (TNT)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series:

Sharon Gless - Burn Notice (USA)
Rose Byrne - Damages (FX)
Archie Panjabi - The Good Wife (CBS)
Christine Baranski - The Good Wife (CBS)
Christina Hendricks- Mad Men (AMC)
Elisabeth Moss - Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Miniseries:

The Pacific (HBO)
Masterpiece: Return to Cranford (PBS)

Outstanding Made for Television Movie:

Masterpiece: Endgame (PBS)
Georgia O'Keeffe (Lifetime)
Moonshot (The History Channel)
The Special Relationship (HBO)
Temple Grandin (HBO)
You Don't Know Jack (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:

Jeff Bridges - A Dog Year (HBO)
Ian McKellen - The Prisoner (AMC)
Michael Sheen - The Special Relationship (HBO)
Dennis Quaid - The Special Relationship (HBO)
Al Pacino - You Don't Know Jack (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie:

Maggie Smith - Capturing Mary (HBO)
Joan Allen - Georgia O'Keeffe (Lifetime)
Dame Judi Dench - Masterpiece: Return to Cranford (PBS)
Hope Davis - The Special Relationship(HBO)
Claire Danes - Temple Grandin (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:

Michael Gambon - Masterpiece: Emma (PBS)
Patrick Stewart - Great Performances: Hamlet (PBS)
Jonathan Pryce - Masterpiece: Return to Cranford (PBS)
David Strathairn - Temple Grandin (HBO)
John Goodman- You Don't Know Jack (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:

Kathy Bates - Alice (SyFy)
ulia Ormond - Temple Grandin (HBO)
Catherine O'Hara - Temple Grandin (HBO)
Brenda Vaccaro - You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
Susan Sarandon- You Don't Know Jack (HBO)

Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series:

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien (NBC)

Outstanding Reality Program:

Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel)
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (ABC)
Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List (Bravo)
MythBusters (Discovery Channel)
Undercover Boss (CBS)

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

Phil Keoghan - The Amazing Race (CBS)
Ryan Seacrest - American Idol (Fox)
Tom Bergeron - Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Heidi Klum - Project Runway (Bravo)
Jeff Probst - Survivor (CBS)

Shows in this post: The Primetime Emmy Awards

Channels in this post: M-Net


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