Amy Sherman-Palladino’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon became the first streaming series to win top Emmy comedy honors and HBO’s Game of Thrones recaptured the best drama series award Monday at a ceremony that largely slighted its most ethnically diverse field of nominees ever. With the exception of Saturday Night Live, broadcast shows were shut out of the top awards as 21st-century platforms continued to overshadow traditional network fare like This Is Us.
The Big Four broadcasters are in the final stages of negotiating an eight-year renewal of the deal through which they share rights to televise the Primetime Emmy Awards. For their trouble, they will get to continue broadcasting for nearly a decade what is effectively a commercial for HBO, FX, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. (Coming soon: Apple!)
When the 70th Emmy Awards nominees are announced at 11:25 a.m. ET Thursday, popular series including HBO’s Game of Thrones, NBC’s This Is Us and CBS’s Mom are likely to get their share of recognition.
As the announcement of the 2018 Emmy Award nominations loom next week, the Television Academy is finalizing an eight-year deal with the Big Four networks for rights to the annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony. The big hurdle that remains is not financial but the insistence by ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox that they gain more flexibility with the three-hour telecast, and that likely means shifting some of lower-profile awards out of the live ceremony.
Many TV Academy members, like the culture at large, are grappling with the show’s success and the divisive personal politics of its star.
The 2018 Emmy Awards are scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17, NBC and the Television Academy announced today. Airing live coast-to-coast (8-11 p.m. ET / 5-8 p.m. PT) on the Peacock from the Microsoft Theater at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles, the host and producers for the 70th Annual Primetime ceremony will be announced at a later date.