60th Primetime Emmy Awards

60th Primetime Emmy Awards

Infobox Emmy Awards
name = 60th
type = Primetime

imagesize =
caption =
date = September 21, 2008
site = Nokia Theatre,
Los Angeles, California
creative_arts = September 13, 2008
host = Tom Bergeron
Heidi Klum
Howie Mandel
Jeff Probst
Ryan Seacrest [http://www.emmys.tv/media/releases/2008/rel-pte60-host.php]
network = ABC
producer = Ken Ehrlich [ [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i4b1f1f7f2a01d2b36f364b58a0e3c7b2 The Hollywood Reporter ] ] | last = 59th Primetime
next = 61st Primetime

The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, September 21, 2008, at the newly opened Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. [cite web|title=Emmys will move to new venue|publisher=USA Today|url=http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2008-03-11-emmys_N.htm|accessdate=2008-03-11] They were hosted by Tom Bergeron, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Jeff Probst, and Ryan Seacrest [http://www.emmys.tv/media/releases/2008/rel-pte60-host.php] (all nominated for Outstanding Host for a Reality Show or Reality Competition) and televised in the United States on ABC.

The Creative Arts Awards were held eight days earlier (September 13) at the same venue. They were hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and Sarah Chalke.

The telecast was viewed by 12.20 million [ [http://www.stjoenews.net/news/2008/sep/26/shuffle-and-award-goes-who-cares/?diem] ] with a household rating of 8.86/12.79 [ [http://www.worldscreen.com/newscurrent.php?filename=emmys092308.htm] ] making it the lowest rated and least viewed ceremony in its televised history. Many critics pointed out to the lackluster performances of the five hosts as a reason for the huge decline. [ [http://www.thrfeed.com/2008/09/emmy-reviews.html The Live Feed; 60th Emmy Awards reviews] ] Others pointed out to the field of nominees which were dominated by low-rated and sparsely viewed programs. [ [http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6599959.html Give Emmys to Craig] from "Broadcasting and Cable"] , thus making the Emmys widely considered as a bust, which was panned by critics as "... the worst ever, laid a big, fat ratings egg as well ..." [ [http://www.reuters.com/article/industryNews/idUSTRE48M1L620080923 Emmys bomb in ratings and reviews] ]


The nominees were announced on July 17 by nominees Kristin Chenoweth and Neil Patrick Harris and Academy president John Schaffley. [cite web |url=http://cdn.emmys.tv/awards/2008pte/60thpte_nomswin.php|title=Noms work= ]

ummary per network


External links

* [http://www.emmys.tv Academy of Television Arts and Sciences website]

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