India’s preferred destination for premium English content, Star India’s English General Entertainment Channels will present the world’s biggest and most celebrated television awards night- the 67th Primetime Emmy® Award to Indian audiences on the 21st September 2015. Touted as the Oscars of the small screen, this glamorous gala will be simulcast LIVE on Star World, Star World HD, Star World Premiere HD and FX, and the primetime telecast on Star World, Star World HD and FX. The Network has a staggering 98 nominations across categories for this year’s Emmys® proving once again that Star is the home to the most popular as well as critically acclaimed shows!
The network aired more than 50 shows and 28 of those are vying for the trophy within all major contested categories this year. American Horror Story has bagged 19 nominations – coming second in line for most nominations in any category. Following closely are Mad Men with 11 and Downton Abbey with 8 nominations. Other notable nominations include Emmys® darling Modern Family and Louie with 6 nods each, while Homeland and The Simpsons received 5 nominations each.
One of the top awards - Outstanding Drama series – witnesses the return of British period drama series, Downton Abbey, the stylish drama - Mad Men and the political thriller Homeland. Another sought after category - Outstanding Comedy series - sees the much loved Modern Family and satire-comedy Louie vying for top honors.
Girl-power runs high at the Emmys® this year with strong independent television characters portrayed by Claire Danes (Homeland), Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder), Taraji P. Henson (Empire) and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. Not far behind, the distinguished gentlemen have blown away viewers with their funny performances, with Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes), Louis CK (Louie) and Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category. Star World’s soon-to-premiere Jimmy Kimmel Live has garnered a nomination for the Outstanding Variety Talk Series category as well.
"Like every year, our shows find themselves as top contenders of the Emmys® which only reflects the quality and excellence of the content we curate on our channels. It gives us great pride to become broadcasting partners with the Primetime Emmy® Awards once again!”- Star India Official Spokesperson.
Established as the highest recognition of excellence on television, the Primetime Emmy® Awards honor the best primetime television. It is a symbol of peer recognition from more than 18,500 voting members of the Television Academy. This year’s much-awaited Primetime Emmy® Awards are all set to be hosted by renowned Emmy® award-winning writer, actor and comedian Andy Samberg.