Mark your calendars, 70th annual Emmy Awards are on September 17 (that’s a Monday)

While the voting for nominations for the 70th annual Emmy Awards ends on June 25, the ceremony won’t take place until September 17 when it will air live coast-to-coast on NBC beginning at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.  While that is the same calendar date as last year’s ceremony, these upcoming awards will take place on a Monday, rather than the traditional Sunday. That is because the peacock network airs highly-rated NFL football games on Sunday. The last time NBC had the Emmys was in 2014 and those also were on a Monday, albeit in August.

All 22,000 plus voting members of the TV academy can cast nomination ballots for program nominations (save for animated documentary/nonfiction which are restricted to their peer groups.) Voters may select up to 10 programs per category. Unlike the Oscars, Emmy voters do not rank their choices and nominees are determined by a simple tally. There will be seven nominees in each of Comedy Series and Drama Series and six in the rest.

SEE 2018 Emmy nominations ballot: 728 programs vie for your consideration (that is 18 more than last year)

Emmy nominations will likely be announced at the TV academy’s headquarters in North Hollywood on July 12; last year’s big reveal was on July 13. The final round of voting begins online on August 13 and again runs for a full two weeks until Aug. 27; the 2017 two-week voting period began Aug. 14.

SEE 2018 Emmy nominations ballot: 2,372 performers vie for your consideration (that is 92 more than last year)

Once again the Creative Arts section of the Emmy Awards are being be split into two ceremonies which will take place on September 8 and 9.

Be sure to make your Emmy predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before nominees are announced on July 12. And join in the fun debate over the 2018 Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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