Eight Emmy Categories to Be Prerecorded and Cut Into Live Awards Telecast

Jul 30, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Presentations in eight of the 28 Primetime Emmy Awards categories will be prerecorded and then cut into the main broadcast this year, according to a proposal presented to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ board Wednesday night, Variety reports.

Citing unidentified sources, the trade publication says the categories in question include outstanding movie and miniseries; writing for dramatic series and movies/miniseries; directing for variety, music and comedy and movie/miniseries; and the supporting actor and actress awards in longform presentations.

Organizers are referring to the approach as "time-shifting" certain categories, Variety says.

–Tom Gilbert

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