17 September – The Emmy Awards
The Emmy Awards are tonight! Each year, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences hosts an awards ceremony to recognise outstanding achievements in television. It is one of the biggest red carpet events of the year.
The inaugural Emmy Awards ceremony took place in 1949. Did you know that “Emmy” is a feminised version of the word “immy”? This term refers to a piece of equipment used in TV cameras until the 1960s. The Emmy statuette is a winged woman holding an atom in her outstretched arms, which symbolises the collaboration between art and science.
Join in the festivities and invite your friends over to watch the Emmys tonight. Make some popcorn, vote on the best-dressed celebrity, and enjoy the show!