The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards: Facts and Forecasts You Need to Know [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 3 years ago
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards: Facts and Forecasts You Need to Know [WATCH VIDEO]
Daytime Emmys – Jessica Collins The event was presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Daytime Programming Peer Group./Jessica Collins

As the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards is approaching, the viewers are surely excited to know who will be the winners are. The ceremony will be held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. It will air on NBC at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Read on to learn more about the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

1. Some amendments added this year is the voting process.

According to the Emmys’ official page, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced about the process of online voting in choosing the winners will only be used in the first round to choose nominees. However, in 2015, it will be used in first and second rounds to choose both nominees and winners.

2. A tribute to Robin Williams by Billy Crystal

In the wake of Robin Williams’ death, the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will pay a special tribute to him in the “In Memoriam” segment.

Each year, the Emmy Awards has an “In Memoriam” segment to remember lost icons in Hollywood in the past year. After losing the unparalleled Williams, it has been declared that there will be an out-of-the-ordinary tribute to the actor. Other Hollywood legends who passed away this year include Lauren Bacall, Shirley Temple, Harold Ramis and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The executive producer Don Mischer announced that despite the fact that 66th Primetime Emmy Awards center of attention will be comedy, Billy Crystal will pay tribute to his friend of years, Williams, during the “In Memoriam” segment of the ceremony.

Recently deceased actor and stand-up star Williams is one of the many late members of the television community who will be honored during that time, which will also feature a musical performance by Grammy-nominated recording artist Sara Bareilles.

3. Seth Meyers is the hosting the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Seth Meyers will host the Emmys this year.  “According to the official page of Emmys, in 2011, Meyers won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for Saturday Night Live host Justin Timberlake’s musical monologue. He also has 10 Emmy nominations for TV writing.

4. Record breaking and setting new ones are predicted this year.

In addition to the 2014 predictions, there’s also a potential shake-ups.  “If Modern Family wins Best Comedy Series for the fifth year in a row, it ties the record set by Frasier from 1994 to 1998 … And if “Breaking Bad” wins, it will the fourth Drama Series champ to prevail for its final season, following “The Defenders” (1965), “Upstairs Downstairs” (1977) and “The Sopranos” (2007),” writes GoldDerby.

If Jim Parsons wins Best Comedy Actor for the fourth time, then he will set another record.

5. There are more than a dozen proceedings close to the awards ceremony.

Check out Deadline for the 20 events planned for the celebration of the awards.

And that’s it for the   66th Primetime Emmy Awards  update. For more details coming up about the prestigious event, including the complete list of winners, best moments and fashion verdict, stay tuned here on  Movie News Guide (MNG).

Check out the video below:

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You may also like to read more:

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations List [WATCH VIDEO] 

A Tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards 2014 [WATCH VIDEO] 

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