Kevin Spacey, of House of Cards, a television program up for 13 Emmy Awards this evening at the Microsoft Theater. Photo by: Maryland GovPics / Wikimedia Commons
Kevin Spacey, of House of Cards, a television program up for 13 Emmy Awards this evening at the Microsoft Theater. Photo by: Maryland GovPics / Wikimedia Commons

Explore and Preview the Entertainment Set for Emmy Awards

The Emmy Awards 2016 are being held this evening from Los Angeles, California at the Microsoft Theater.

Watch the behind the scenes action on YouTube with the live stream starting at 8 EST / 7 p.m. CST. The preview coverage is stacked with predictions on the hottest television shows streaming and broadcasting into homes around the globe.

Emmys Backstage LIVE!

The Emmy Awards have noted: Backstage LIVE! viewers will enjoy unprecedented access to multiple camera angles including:

  • Chase Sapphire Reserve Blue Room: Access to TV’s biggest stars as they mix and mingle before taking to the Emmy stage.
  • Thank You Cam: A first look at award winners fresh off the stage as they thank additional friends, family, colleagues and fans.
  • Host Cam: Host Marc Istook shares tweets from the fans with the winners throughout the evening.
  • emmy Photo Lounge: The night’s big winners and star-studded presenters pose for their official emmy Magazine portrait exclusively on Facebook Live!

House of Cards currently holds over a dozen nominations, and has won 6 awards from past Emmy Awards.

Viewers want to see the outfits on the red carpet, as well as the interaction between presenters on stage. Google Trends has compiled sets of data covering the user demand for shows, speakers and the geographical areas that generate the most buzz.

This data set displays a strong demand for Modern Family across the United States. It is up for Outstanding Comedy Series this evening at the Emmy Awards. With data sets like this one, it is kind of hard to predict another show winning, but spontaneity is one of the elements that make award shows interesting.

In my view, Modern Family offers a watered-down version of comedy that is made to easily be consumed. My vote for best comedy is with Silicon Valley.

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Sadly, Game of Thrones leads the pack with buzz surrounding the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series.

The show glorifies violence, and I have never seen an episode I enjoyed watching all the way through. Peter Dinklage is a solid actor, but the excessive amounts of violence, in an era when television should be cutting back as much as possible, adds to the lack of depth in comparison to a program like House of Cards.

2016 Emmy Awards Preview - CNN