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July 11, 2018


Emmy hopefuls in the drama category will face a familiar foe Thursday morning when the 70th annual Primetime Emmy nominations are announced — the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” is back in contention after a year off. But many will be focused on how the television academy handles “Roseanne” in the comedy categories, which remains in contention despite its cancellation because of a racist tweet by its star. Whether presenters Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold announce “Roseanne” as a nominee, another network reboot, “Will & Grace,” could help broadcasting regain a foothold in a category dominated in recent years by HBO’s “Veep” and its star Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

The nominations will be livestreamed Thursday morning beginning at 11:25 a.m. EDT on Emmys.com

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Here’s more on our all-formats coverage. All times EDT.



EMMY NOMINATIONS — ABC’s “Roseanne” revival is in the running for Emmy nominations on Thursday, but will TV academy voters overlook its star’s racist tweet that brought the sitcom to an abrupt end? By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 870 words, photos.


EMMY NOMINATIONS — Blockbuster movies often fail to make the Oscar cut, leaving their fans out in the cold. But when the 70th Emmy Awards nominees are announced Thursday morning, popular series including “Game of Thrones,” ″This Is Us” and “Mom” are likely to claim their share of recognition. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 950 words following 11:30 a.m. announcement. Photos. Video.


The following sidebars are also planned, with spontaneous separates on merits:

— EMMY NOMINATIONS-SNUBS & SURPRISES by Entertainment Writer David Bauder. A look at this year’s Emmy nomination oddities. 500 words by about 3 p.m.

— EMMY NOMINATIONS-LIST, covering the top 34 categories. 400 words by about 1 p.m.

— EMMY NOMINATIONS-QUOTES. Reaction bites from nominees. Will begin about 1 p.m., with updates through 4 p.m. About 300 words.

— EMMY NOMINATIONS-MUSIC. A look at the music stars nominated for Emmy Awards. Will begin about 1 p.m., with updates based on nominee reactions. About 400 words.

— EMMY NOMINATIONS-FACTS & FIGURES. A collection of interesting trivia lurking within this year’s Emmy nominations. 300 words by 4 p.m.

Contact: Global Entertainment Editor Nekesa Moody at (212) 621-7591 or nmoody@ap.org or West Coast Entertainment Editor Anthony McCartney at 213-346-3135 or amccartney@ap.org.


Images from the nominations announcements as well as file photos of the nominated drama and comedy categories will be transmitted beginning at about 11:45 a.m.

Contact: Photo Editor Carolyn Lessard at 212-621-1923 or clessard@ap.org.


Possible nominee show clips will move Wednesday and Thursday. Video of the announcements in Los Angeles will hit our digital platforms at 12:30 p.m. An online wrap (CR edit) of the nominations will move by 1:30 p.m. First industry reaction will move at 3:30 p.m. We will pursue reaction from nominees in London, New York and Los Angeles to move later in the day.

Contact: Brooke Lefferts at 212-621-7258 or blefferts@ap.org.


AP’s Broadcast entertainment editor Oscar Wells Gabriel will preview the nominations in Thursday morning entertainment feeds for both the Segue script and for AP Radio. There will be audio from the announcement on AP Radio the cut feeds and newscast — and there will be more coverage for the following morning’s drive time.

Contact: The BNC supervisor at 800-243-3375 or Oscar Gabriel at ogabriel@ap.org.

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