We may not have a host yet, or the nominations, but NBC did confirm the date and time for the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The coast-to-coast event, which is expected to be three hours long this year, will go live on Monday, September 17, 2018. The event will be available live coast-to-coast starting at 8pm and broadcast from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.
The announcement was made jointly by NBC and the Television Academy earlier today. The network did mention that “a host and producers will be announced at a later date,” and since they have nine-months to choose one, we wouldn’t recommend holding your breathe for the announcement. Last year’s big winner was Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which took home Outstanding Drama Series, while Elisabeth Moss won for Best Actress in a Drama Series. “The Handmaid’s Tale” also won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, TV Movie or Special. The other big winner was HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” which earned awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Nicole Kidman); Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Alexander Skarsgård); Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Speciall; and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
The next big awards show to hit the airwaves will be the Golden Globes, who announced the nominees earlier this week. The big drama films going for the top award at the Golden Globes this year are “Call Me By Your Name,” “Dunkirk,” “The Post,” “The Shape of Water,” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”. In the Musical & Comedy section the nominees are “The Disaster Artist,” “Get Out,” “The Greatest Showman,” “I, Tonya,” and “Lady Bird”. The animated options are “The Boss Baby,” “The Breadwinner,” “Coco,” “Ferdinand,” and “Loving Vincent”.