The Emmy Award nominations will no longer be held at a ridiculous hour of the morning in Los Angeles (well, North Hollywood.) This year's Emmy finalists will be revealed on July 16 at 8:30 a.m., which isn't bad. Apparently it no longer matters so much to get on the network TV morning shows. Better to make your news when people are up, at work and on social media and quite willing to spread your news for you. Entertainment journalists were quick to go on social media themselves and wish openly that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will take a cue from TV and delay the Oscar nominations until at least morning rush hour begins in Hollywood.
By the way, the great Emmy nominations reveal will be conducted this time at the SilverScreen Theater at the Pacific Design Center. That's because the TV academy in NoHo is undergoing some renovation. Uzo Aduba of "Orange is the New Black" and John Stamos will do the honors.