Star to Simulcast 66th Emmy Awards Live Across Five Channels

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | July 14, 2014
Star World, Star World HD, Star World Premiere HD, FX and Fox Crime will air the prestigious award ceremony on August 26.

The 66th Emmy Awards, one of the most celebrated and prestigious television awards show, will be simulcast live across Star's five English channels - Star World, Star World HD, Star World Premiere HD, FX and Fox Crime.

Kevin Vaz

The three-hour show will air on August 26 at 5:30 am, with a repeat at 8 pm on these channels. The event will be held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Seth Meyers will host it. Says Kevin Vaz, general manager, Star India - English cluster, "This is our first year as official broadcast partner for the Primetime Emmy Awards in India. Our vision is to make Emmy's a household name in India like the Oscar and it's for this very reason that we will simulcast the original airing and its repeat across our English GE Channels."

Nominations for the 66th Emmy Awards were announced on July 10, by the Television Academy in California. They implemented online voting for the nominations phase of the Emmy Awards for the first time.

The Academy's membership embraced this change with a meaningful increase in voter participation, nominating programmes and performers from broadcast, cable, premium cable and digital outlets. These nominations underscore the membership's dedication to recognising quality content regardless of platform.

While Game of Thrones was the most nominated programme with 19 nominations, celebrated miniseries Fargo received 18 nominations and American Horror Story: Coven that aired on Star World Premiere HD received 17 nominations.

Other programmes receiving 10 or more nominations include Breaking Bad (Currently airing on FX), The Normal Heart, Saturday Night Live, House of Cards, Downton Abbey (Due to air on FX), Orange Is The New Black, True Detective and Modern Family (aired on Star World), among others.

This year's nominations for best performers include a renowned group of actors including Chiwetel Ejiofor in Dancing On The Edge, Matthew McConaughey in True Detective and Julia Roberts in The Normal Heart.

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