On Thursday, July 13, Anna Chlumsky and Shemar Moore will present the Television Academy’s nominations for the 69th Emmy Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Wolf Theater at the Saban Media Center, a property of the Television Academy, at 8:30 AM. It will be streamed live from Emmys.com
Chlumsky and Moore will be joined by Hayma Washington, the Television Academy’s Chairman and CEO. Washington said of the ceremony: “It has been an extraordinary year for television. The industry has never been more dynamic or inventive, and storytellers and content creators have never been more prolific. We are thrilled to have these two talented and respected performers join us in launching another exciting Emmy season.”
Shemar Moore earned acclaim for his role as Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds, which lasted 11 seasons. He will also star in the upcoming S.W.A.T., a CBS series which will begin in November. Moore is no stranger to the Emmys, however. Currently the Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series presumably occupy places on his mantle. (He won the latter category twice.)
Chlumsky herself is a frequent Emmy’s guest, having earned four consecutive nominations for her outstanding work on HBO’s excellent Veep. She will also appear in season four of (the even more excellent) Halt and Catch Fire, which has been consistently snubbed by the Emmys throughout its incredible run.
The 69th Emmy Awards will be produced by White Cherry Entertainment, with Stephen Colbert hosting. Considering the political atmosphere of the last few major awards ceremonies, Colbert is not a surprising choice. Despite the occasional media controversy, he is also likely to be a reliable choice to bring genuine humor to the evening.
Are you excited for the Emmys? Who do you think the frontrunners are for this year’s nominations? Is there anyone you think gets consistently snubbed?