The Primetime Emmy® Awards celebrate excellence in national primetime programming, awarding top honors at the annual creative arts and primetime awards ceremonies. Special honors, like the Governors Award and the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award, are bestowed during either the Primetime Emmys or the Creative Arts Emmys.
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June 1, 2011 - May 31, 2012
Eligibility period (please also refer to the “hanging episodes” rule)
Week of March 26
Online entry process begins
Deadline to reinstate or apply for membership in the Television Academy and be eligible to vote in the 2012 primetime competition
Entry deadline for ALL entries that were originally presented 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM,
June 1, 2011 - May 31, 2012 (please also refer to the “hanging episodes” rule)
Nominating ballots are posted on the Television Academy’s website
June 28, 5:00 PM
Deadline for returning the nominating ballots to Ernst & Young
July 19, 5:35 AM
Nominations are announced live from the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre
Week of August 6
At-home judging DVDs for Creative Arts Awards categories are mailed
Week of August 13
At-home judging DVDs for Telecast Awards categories are mailed
August 24, 5:00 PM
Deadline for returning at-home judging ballots for Creative Arts Awards categories to Ernst & Young
August 31, 5:00 PM
Deadline for returning at-home judging ballots for Telecast Awards categories to Ernst & Young
Creative Arts Awards and Ball
ABC telecast and Governors Ball
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards LIVE! Sunday, September 23, 7e/4p on ABC.
Highlights from the Creative Arts Emmys will air Saturday, September 22, at 8e/8p on ReelzChannel.
2012 Engineering Entry Form DOC
Primetime Emmys Rules and Procedures PDF
2012 Primetime Emmy® Awards Calendar PDF
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