For everyone out there who loves the Emmys, and also Ryan Eggold and Samira Wiley, there’s a lot to love in today’s report! Today, it was announced that the two actors will announce the nominations at 8:30 a.m. Pacific time on July 12. (Remember when the Emmys were announced at 5:30 in the morning on the West Coast? Nobody likes to remember that.)
In a statement confirming this news, Television Academy CEO Hayma Washington had the following to say:
“It has been another exceptional year in television marked by extraordinary storytelling from a wealth of diverse and innovative content creators … We are pleased to have these two talented performers join us to announce this year’s Emmy nominees and to celebrate television excellence.”
It makes some sense to have Wiley and Eggold do the gig for a multitude of reasons. In the case of Samira, she has some enormous awards-show clout behind her thanks to her work on both Orange is the New Black and then also The Handmaid’s Tale, considered by many to be the favorite to win the majority of the main awards this year. Meanwhile, Eggold is starring on NBC’s upcoming series New Amsterdam and this is another way for them to promote that on a big stage. NBC hosts the Emmys this year, so they have a little bit of sway into who helps to announce the nominations.
The Emmys themselves are going to be broadcast this year on September 17, which is a move done so that the NFL schedule is not messed around with. (When NBC has the Emmys, they tend to move the show to Mondays these days.) Colin Jost and Michael Che of Saturday Night Live are poised to be the hosts.
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