Although we’re still a few months off from official award season, the Primetime Emmy Awards always provide the perfect taste of glam to hold us over. Airing this Sunday, television’s finest actors and actresses will file into the Beverly Hilton Hotel to receive their accolades and hopefully indulge in a good party at the 67th annual event.
Before The Show
The awards don’t begin until 8 p.m. ET on FOX. However E! News' red carpet will have audiences tuned in at 4:30. Award predictions, fashion predictions and behind-the-scenes exclusives are likely to be featured on the red carpet pre-show and show.
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Red Carpet aficionado Giuliana Rancic will resume her well-deserved spot on the E! platform, hopefully alongside the Mani Cam, which usually gives celebs an interesting break from answering questions.
SNL veteran and Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Andy Samberg will host this year’s show. A tough gig, the comedian hopes to bring his own unique touch to the show. He told Variety this week, “I wouldn’t try to emulate what they do because everyone has a different shade of comedy, but I was able to glean a bit of what works over not.” He continued, “It’s usually a pretty positive room, which works for me because I’m generally a fairly positive comedy style. I’m going to try to keep the energy up and keep it light and silly and keep it moving.”
As most of the attendees can attest to, “Half of the audience is people sitting there who just didn’t win an award so you don’t want to overstay your welcome.”
Samberg himself is an award winner – the actor took home a statue in 2007 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for “D*ck in a Box.” Samberg and Justin Timberlake can take credit for the eccentric number and have even admitted that the statue is indeed engraved with the words “d*ck in a box.”
For those who can’t count on their favorite Hollywood actors to be on the stage taking home a win, there’s still hope for them to make an appearance as a presenter! Rob Lowe, Jamie Lee Curtis, James Corden and Tracee Elliss Ross are just a handful of anticipated presenters.
Also on stage presenting will be Parks and Recreation’s Amy Poehler (yay!), Empire’s Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard and Honorable Woman’s Maggie Gyllenhaal.
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Looking just at numbers, Game of Thrones holds the highest chances of winning at least once in the evening. The series scored 24 noms in total including one for Outstanding Drama Series. Right behind Thrones with 20 nominations is American Horror Story: Freak Show. Acclaimed actress Jessica Lange earned her seventh nomination overall since starring in the chilling show.
A staggering number — HBO alone earned 126 nominations across the board for various shows. In second place, ABC can take credit for 42 nominations. View nominations here.
Feeding televisions most famous stars, all at once — a daunting task. If this year’s awards are like last year’s, Patina Catering will be preparing the evening’s delicacies for the 20th year in a row. The Patina culinary team leader, Joachim Splichal, is known for creating uniquely-infused three course meals for Hollywood’s hungriest stars.
To get an idea of how the actors will be dining on Sunday night, here’s last year’s menu: The first course was a grilled peach and heirloom tomato salad with Little Gem lettuce, candy striped figs, burrata, honey Vidalia onions, peppermint, basil, toasted Marcona almonds and fleur de sel.
Guets were then treated to a main course of a filet of beeg, Witches Finger, Cotton Candy grapes and faux bone marrow made from a hollowed out potato filled with creamy potato puree, zephyr squash, caramelized cippolini and crisp lacinato kale.
Dessert was created at the hands of pastry chef Carlos Enriquez who assembles chocolate s’mores with Alunga whipped ganache, torched marshmallow fluff, graham cracker crumble and Inaya chocolate-dipped Pop Rocks.
We’re betting the stars are hoping for the same food treatment as last year because to us, the menu is a celebration in itself.
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards air Sunday September 20th at 8 p.m. on FOX.