- Associated Press - Sunday, August 29, 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Last-minute preparations are in full swing as the television world readies for Sunday night’s 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards show, going live to all U.S. time zones for the first time in more than three decades. Here’s the latest:


CAMERA READY: Viewers will be able to see more behind-the-scenes Emmys activity than ever before. Cameras placed throughout the Nokia Theatre will stream live along with the show at Emmys.com, NBC.com and Ustream.com. One of the cameras will be positioned just off stage to give winners a chance to thank anyone they might have missed. The three-hour online telecast begins at 8 p.m. EDT.


NOW LOOK BACK AT ME: Emmy nominees who work behind the camera will have their chance in the spotlight Sunday. For example, the outstanding directing for a variety, music or comedy special nominees were asked, “What did your mother want you to be when you grew up?” Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan, the creators of “Modern Family,” spoof the Old Spice guy in their pre-taped segment.


FUNNY BUSINESS: It was all laughs Saturday afternoon at the Nokia Theatre during rehearsals for Sunday’s show. A smiley Neil Patrick Harris, who hosted the Emmys last year, greeted executive producer Don Mischer in the makeshift control room erected in the audience by yelling “Cut to commercial! Cut to commercial!” Harris later practiced his outstanding lead actress in a comedy series introduction, which features Harris poking fun at new host Jimmy Fallon.


OFFICE PARTY: Oscar Nunez and Kate Flannery from “The Office” spent Saturday morning loading up bags at the DPA pre-Emmy gifting suite at the Sunset Tower Hotel. Scented candles, patterned bikinis, organic food from chef James Barry and other goodies were up for grabs. “The Office” co-workers took home personalized ornaments painted by artist Timree Gold with their names and the show’s logo.




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