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July 15, 2015


The 67th annual Primetime Emmy nominations will be released at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, July 16, in West Hollywood, California, by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley will read the nominees in selected major categories during a brief streamed presentation on Emmy.com, to be relayed live by AP Video beginning at 11:30 a.m. Here’s more on our all-format coverage:


A laydown story slugged BC-US--EMMY NOMINATIONS BY LYNN ELBER will move overnight Wednesday, with updating on the nominees starting at about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. This will begin with the nominees for lead actor and actress in a dramatic series gleaned from the Emmy.com webcast and filed via AP’s new filing format, The Latest, to be slugged BC-US--EMMY NOMINATIONS-THE LATEST. (This will update a prior Latest covering scene color filed around 11:15 a.m.)

Once the embargo on the full nominations release has been lifted at about 11:36 a.m., a NewsAlert will move on the most-nominated show, followed by a Latest that expands on that briefly. Immediately thereafter, an urgent writethru series updating the mainbar laydown will begin, covering all key categories and providing context as well as nominee reaction as it becomes available.

The mainbar writethru series should be wrapped by about 2 p.m. and will be followed by a new, more analytical approach by 4 p.m. Each mainbar version will run about 800 words when complete. The Latest writethrus will continue until about 4 p.m., updating with selected nominee reactions and interesting angles developing out of the nominations.

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

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

— BC-US--EMMY NOMINATIONS-SHORT LIST, covering the top 20 categories. 400 words by about 1 p.m.

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

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

Contact: West Coast Entertainment Editor Steve Loeper at 213-346-3235 or sloeper@ap.org.


Images from the nominations announcements as well as file photos of the drama and comedy series acting major nominees in character will be transmitted beginning at about 11:45 a.m. EDT.

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


Video of the announcements as well as first industry reaction will move on the Global Video Wire at 2 p.m. EDT. Customers who receive digital file delivery can expect the announcement much sooner, by 1 p.m. Reaction from nominees will be delivered to broadcast and online video customers as it is gathered later in the day.

Contact: Entertainment producer Nicole Evatt 213-346-3187, nevatt@ap.org


AP’s Broadcast News Center will preview the nominations in Thursday morning entertainment feeds for both the Broadcast Wire and AP Radio. Then, AP Broadcast will monitor the 11:30 a.m. announcements, pull sound and produce wraps for file. There will be more coverage for next morning drive.

Contact: The BNC supervisor at 800-243-3375.

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