Your Official 2018 Emmy Awards Calendar

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Happy Emmy Awards season!

Although they won’t arrive until September, Hollywood is officially ramping up for the small screen’s biggest awards. Today marks the first day of Primetime Emmy nominating, meaning the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is already considering who presented the best TV of the 2017–18 season—specifically, programs that aired 6:00 P.M.–2:00 A.M., June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018.

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Around 22,000 members of ATAS, in 30 peer groups ranging from acting to makeup and hair artists, are now making their choices in what is known as the first phase; June 11–25 is the time to cast votes to determine who and what is nominated. That announcement, as the handy Emmys calendar below demonstrates, then comes July 12. Ernst and Young accountants will oversee all ballot tallying, including at the second phase: awards-round voting, in August. Mark your calendars with the important dates and information below, and join Backstage’s awards coverage in counting down to the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony!

(And good luck keeping up with everything on TV these days!)

May 2018
Deadlines to apply for or renew membership to Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and guarantee voting eligibility for 70th Emmy Award competition

June 2018
June 11 – Emmy nomination-round voting begins
June 12 – Los Angeles Area Emmy Award nominations announced
June 25 – Emmy nomination-round voting ends
June 26 – Los Angeles Area Emmy Award winners announced in Individual Achievement categories

July 2018
July 12 – Emmy nominations announced live at (UPDATE: Ryan Eggold and Emmy nominee Samira Wiley will present)
July 28 – 70th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards presentation

August 2018
Early August – Emmy awards-round videos available on online viewing platform
Aug. 13 – Awards-round voting begins
Aug. 27 – Awards-round voting ends

September 2018
Sept. 8 & 9 – Creative Arts Emmy Awards, aired on FXX
Sept. 17 – 70th annual Emmy Awards ceremony, aired on NBC, hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost

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