Foxtel renews Emmy Awards deal for 3 more years


Foxtel has renewed its agreement for the Emmy Awards for another three years.

It joins other premium US awards shows, that enjoy Live broadcasts on the Foxtel platform -the Oscars being one of the few exceptions on Nine.

Jimmy Kimmel will host The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards Live from the Nokia Theatre in LA, airing in Australia at 10am on Monday September 19 from 10am (AEST) on FOX8.

It will be preceded by a Red Carpet show Live from 9am AEST.

Just like in previous years, Foxtel has a host of nominated finalist programming across drama, comedy, factual and variety from popular channels including showcase, The Comedy Channel, FX, BBC First, FOX8 and Arena.

Once again worldwide phenomenon Game of Thrones from HBO on Foxtel’s showcase channel leads the count with 23 nominations across multiple categories for 2016, maintaining its lead for the most nominations (drama series) in a single year. Currently, Game of Thrones holds the record for the most Emmys won by a series in a single season with 12 wins from 2015 including the win for Outstanding Drama Series. Also from Game of Thrones in 2016 are first time nominees Kit Harington and Maisie Williams for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series respectively.

Foxtel’s drama programming on showcase has also secured a host of other nominations including The Affair (first year nominated), All The Way, Black Sails, Confirmation, Game of Thrones – leading the nominations count again this year with 23, Getting On, The Knick, Penny Dreadful, Ray Donovan, True Detective, and Vinyl.

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