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2014 Emmy nominations FAQ: Where to watch the announcement

And just like that, it’s time for another major award show: Bright and early Thursday morning, the nominees for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced in Hollywood. Here’s everything you need to know.

What time are the nominations announced?

The nominations announcement is officially scheduled to start at 8:40 a.m. ET/5:40 a.m. PT. It might be a few minutes earlier or later, though.

Where can I watch it?

Right above with the livestream video. Or if you really want to watch on TV, just turn on the “Today” show (NBC) or “Good Morning America” (ABC) at the proper time and you’ll catch them. (Note: Sometimes some awards are announced earlier on the livestream, while the morning shows jump in a bit later for the bigger categories.)

How long does the announcement last?

Around 10 minutes, maybe less. They only announce the “glam” categories, after all.

Who is announcing the nominations?

That would be “The Voice” host Carson Daly and “The Mindy Project” star Mindy Kaling.

Does this mean they’re nominated for Emmys?

Not necessarily. “The Voice” has a pretty good shot at picking up a nom for best reality competition show, but “The Mindy Project” is a bit of a stretch. Still, it’s a sign of support from the academy that Kaling has been invited to the early-morning stage.

Will they actually show up?

Very good question — you must have been paying attention when Nick Offerman bailed at the last minute in 2012, and then last year, when Kate Mara’s plane “malfunctioned” and she couldn’t make it. While the third time in a row would be a trend, hopefully that won’t happen again.

When are the Emmys, anyway?

A Monday night! Really. The 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards will air Monday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m. on NBC. Seth Meyers hosts.


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Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.



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