The Primetime EMMYs® is the latest award show to get excited about. As you may know, we are obsessed with TV, tickets and award shows. The EMMYs® just happen to combine our love for all three. In honor of the greatness coming to the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, September 22, 2013, we put our award show sleuths on the case. After searching the depths of the EMMY® archives and the annals of the Internet, this is what we uncovered. First, let’s take a look at this year’s EMMY® timeline, because we’d hate it if you didn’t have time to get tickets.
This year’s glamorous EMMY® nominees will be revealed on July 18, 2013. Judging materials will be mailed to panelists on August 12th, and ballots must be returned by August 30th. Finally, the accounting geniuses at Ernst amp; Young will tabulate the votes for the September 22nd award show.
Now for a little history, the iconic EMMY statuette was created in 1948 before the award had a name. Louis McManus submitted the last of 48 proposals, which were all rejected. This artistic television engineer modeled the statue after his wife and used the muse figure to represent art while the atom represents the science of TV.
Naming the newly minted statue was a challenge. Academy members considered technical A/V terms “Ike” and “Immy” before selecting the more feminine EMMY®.
Each EMMY® is manufactured by R.S. Owens in Chicago. This trophy company makes approximately 400 EMMYs® per year. The statues are cast and plated in gold, silver, nickel and copper. It takes over five hours to create one of these five-pound, 14-inch trophies.
The first EMMY® was presented in 1949, and only six were handed out. The premier award went to ventriloquist Shirley Dinsdale for a children’s show called “Judy Splinters”.
The youngest person to receive an EMMY® was 14-year-old Roxana Zal who won best actress in a miniseries for her performance in 1984′s “Something About Amelia.”
Lovable thespian Betty White is the oldest EMMY® recipient, a distinction she claimed in 2010. In 2012, the 90-year-old became the oldest nominee.
Even with this research, we still can’t predict who will claim this year’s EMMY® accolades. If you can’t wait for the broadcast to find out, Primetime EMMY® Award tickets will answer your questions. While the tickets don’t cost $5.00 like they did in the 50′s, VIP Concierge will make sure you get the royal red carpet treatment and a chance to relax with the stars at the Governor’s Ball and After-Party. We don’t know about you, but it sounds like a plan to us!