The trio will announce the nominees for the Primetime Emmy Awards at 8:30 AM ET at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, CA. The four minute ceremony will include the nominees in the top ten categories.
Just a few of the theatre actors and theatre-related programs eligible for nominations this year include Audra McDonald in the now-canceled NBC drama "Mister Sterling"; the Kristin Chenoweth-Matthew Broderick "The Music Man"; "The 25th Annual Kennedy Center Honors," which paid tribute to theatre veterans Chita Rivera and James Earl Jones, among others; the TV adaptation of "Eloise" starring Victor/Victoria's Julie Andrews; and the annual Tony Awards broadcast.
Emmy smiled upon several theatre stars at last year's awards ceremony. Stockard Channing — a Tony winner for her work in Joe Egg — nabbed two Emmys at the 54th Annual Emmy Awards ceremony Sept. 23, 2003. Channing was awarded a Supporting Actress (Drama Series) Emmy for her work as the country's First Lady on the NBC series "The West Wing," and she received another statue (Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie) for her portrayal of Matthew Shepard's mother in the NBC movie "The Matthew Shepard Story."
The 2002 Outstanding Actress in a Movie or Miniseries Emmy was bestowed upon Laura Linney — last on Broadway opposite Liam Neeson in Arthur Miller's The Crucible — for her performance in Showtime's "Wild Iris." Allison Janney, who starred on Broadway in another Miller revival — A View From the Bridge — picked up her third Emmy for her role on "The West Wing." Doris Roberts, who starred in such Broadway productions as The Desk Set, Marathon '33, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Bad Habits and Cheaters, picked up another trophy for her role on the CBS sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond." Albert Finney, a star of Broadway's Luther and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, received an Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Emmy for HBO's "The Gathering Storm," and, for his direction of HBO's "Six Feet Under," playwright Alan Ball (Five Women Wearing the Same Dress) received an Emmy for Director for a Drama Series.
"The 55th Annual Primetime Emmys" will be held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sept. 21. FOX-TV will broadcast the event live.