Fans can watch the 2015 Emmy Awards live online and see which actors and shows take home the biggest prize in American television.
The Emmy Awards will be aired live on Fox on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, with Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg hosting. It will include presenters Taraji P Henson, Terrence Howard, Jimmy Kimmel, and Amy Poehler, among others.
Those who watch the 2015 Emmy Awards live online could see a changing of the guard of sorts. There has been a gradual shift toward shows from streaming services in recent years, with accolades for Orange is the New Black and House of Cards among a handful of others, but now these platforms are being seen on equal footing with their network peers.
“Audiences are still much larger for network-originated shows, but the shows on streaming services have the attention of the entertainment establishment,” Jeffrey McCall, a media studies professor at DePauw University, told the Los Angeles Times. “Non-network shows can be edgier, bawdier, and take more risks than the major networks can, and the Emmy people want to reward that.
“This is in some ways a socio-cultural statement, but it is also a statement about where the creative world wants to take the video industry,” he added.
This year’s list of nominees reflects that. House of Cards, which airs on Netflix, and Transparent, which is produced and distributed by Amazon, each have 11 nominations.
The full list of nominees for the 2015 Emmy Awards can be found here.
Those who watch the 2015 Emmy Awards live online will also get the chance to see the continued rise of Andy Samberg. He appears to be following in the footsteps of fellow Saturday Night Live alums Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers in showing his crossover success.
Samberg said he is excited to be hosting, but plans to avoid following the reactions too closely.
“I will generally avoid all social media. After I hosted Saturday Night Live, I didn’t look at the Internet for a week. I’d had so much fun; I didn’t want to know if people didn’t like it. But with the Emmys, you know within the first 10 minutes what people think. You’ll know early on how extra bummed to be at your own afterparty.”
Fans will be able to watch the 2015 Emmy Awards live online, but it may take a bit of work. Fox is not going to livestream the broadcast itself, but viewers will have a few options, including Playstation Vue and Slingbox. TechRadar has a full report on how to catch the broadcast with details here.
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