MUMBAI: In a recent update from National Broadcasting Company (NBC), the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will now air on Monday, August 25, instead of its traditional Sunday slot.
This year, the network and the TV Academy have taken an unexpected decision by scheduling the show on a Monday. Earlier, it was almost 40 years ago on 17 May, 1976 that the Emmy was aired on a Monday. The Oscars used to air on Mondays before moving to Sundays in 1998, and the Golden Globes have aired on Sundays since 1996.
According to NBC, the particular date was chosen because of possible scheduling conflict with pre season National Football League (NFL). While the network has not given any other details, the NFL has not released its schedule for the 2014-15 season. However, usually, the season starts on the first Thursday of September with primetime games starting the following Sunday and Monday. Four years ago, when NBC aired the Emmys in late August, the NFL aired a pre season game that night on Fox.
This year's telecast of the award show will air live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The Television Academy and NBC are yet to announce the host and the producers for the show. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards, at which the Emmys for the technical categories will be presented, will take place on Saturday, 16 August.