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Emmy Awards air Sept. 12, nominees to be announced in July

The Emmys will be held on a Monday, not the usual Sunday, because of “NBC Sunday Night Football.”
Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
An audience is assembled for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 22, 2019. The 74th Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES — The 74th Emmy Awards will be held Sept. 12, airing live on NBC.

Nominations for the best in TV will be announced July 12, the television academy and network said Wednesday. The ceremony's host, producers and other details will be announced later.

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The Emmys will be held on a Monday, not the usual Sunday, because of “NBC Sunday Night Football.”

Last year's ceremony, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer on CBS, had a limited in-person theater audience because of COVID-19 concerns. But it was closer to business as usual after 2020's largely virtual event on ABC with host Jimmy Kimmel.

There is no word yet on who is set to host this year's ceremony.

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The Emmys rotate among the major broadcast networks, including Fox, although the awards themselves have increasingly gone to cable and, more recently, to streaming services as well.

The 2021 Emmys drew more than 7.4 million viewers, a turn-around after an all-time low viewership of just under 6.4 million in 2020. Ratings for awards ceremonies generally have slipped over the years, the pandemic aside.

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Netflix's "The Crown" took home the most major awards last year, including outstanding drama series. AppleTV Plus' "Ted Lasso" won outstanding comedy series, and Jason Sudeikis won best lead actor in a comedy series for his portrayal of the titular character. 

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