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Emmy Awards air Sept 12, nominees to be announced in July

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The 74th Emmy Awards will be held September 12.

Nominations for the best in TV will be announced July 12, the television academy and network said on Wednesday.

The ceremony’s host, producers and other details will be announced later.

The Emmys will be held on a Monday, not the usual Sunday, because of NBC Sunday Night Football.

Last year’s ceremony, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer on CBS, had a limited in-person theatre audience because of COVID-19 concerns. But it was closer to business as usual after 2020’s largely virtual event on ABC with host Jimmy Kimmel.

The Emmys rotate among the major broadcast networks, including Fox, although the awards themselves have increasingly gone to cable and, more recently, to streaming services as well.

The 2021 Emmys drew more than 7.4 million viewers, a turn-around after an all-time low viewership of just under 6.4 million in 2020. Ratings for awards ceremonies generally have slipped over the years, the pandemic aside.

An audience is assembled for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. PHOTO: AP