Airdate: The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards

2013-07-21_2150It’s certainly a long way off but FOX8 will screen the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards live and exclusive in late September.

The event will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and amongst the nominees is Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake (UK TV).

The Emmys will not be screened on Free to Air TV.

Political drama House of Cards made television history when it became the first online-only series ever to be nominated for a major Emmy Award. In total, the series received nine nominations, including Best Drama and Best Actor (Kevin Spacey). House of Cards recently aired exclusively on Foxtel’s showcase, and in a Foxtel first the full 13 episode series was available on the day of premiere on Foxtel Go and Foxtel On Demand.

Many of showcase’s other blockbuster series also received multiple nominations including Game of Thrones (with a massive 16 nominations), Mad Men, Phil Spector, Boardwalk Empire, Enlightened, Girls, The Newsroom, Breaking Bad, True Blood and Veep.

Foxtel’s The Comedy Channel is well represented, with its exclusive shows The Colbert Report, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Key & Peele, Children’s Hospital, Robot Chicken, Workaholics, Bob’s Burgers, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, Louie and Saturday Night Live all garnering nominations.

UKTV’s mini-series Top of The Lake, filmed on location in New Zealand, has been nominated for eight Emmy awards.

Other Foxtel programs nominated in the major categories include Bates Motel, Banshee, Vice and Falling Skies (FOX8), Project Runway and Top Chef (Arena), Shameless, The Borgias, World Without End and Smash (SoHo), The Walking Dead and Da Vinci’s Demons (FX), Inside The Actors Studio (Bio), Deadliest Catch (Discovery), Ring of Fire (Universal), Adventure Time (Cartoon Network) and iCarly (Nickelodeon).

Monday September 23 from 10.00am (red carpet from 9.00am) FOX8.

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