It’s the 66th annual Emmy Awards and there are some big changes. The show is broadcast live on the West Coast, with Seth Meyers as the host. GLAAD points out that
this year’s Emmy nominees included openly gay actors Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sarah Paulson and Kate McKinnon as well as shows (“Orange,” “Modern Family,” “Game of Thrones”) sporting LGBT characters and stories.
It’s brilliant that the Academy of Television Arts & Science recognizes the streaming media of Netflix (and should the time come, Hulu) as part of “television” and has embraced Netflix series. It’s going to be a hard call for some of these nominations, and while I’m a little disappointed in a couple categories (what no Sharknado! Well maybe next year Sharknado 2: The Second One will make the cut), this year’s nominees dorepresent one of the finest years in TV ever. (And Vince Van Patten is nominated for Best Director-and to think he used to be a TV teen idol heart throb!).
Is your popcorn popped? Here we go! Seth is about to take the stage!!