PRESS STATEMENT FROM VELVET:
"Velvet brings its viewers closer to the stars at this year’s awards that celebrate excellence in television--the 64th Primetime Emmys on September 24, which will be aired exclusively on Velvet cable channel.
"The Primetime Emmy Awards give distinction in national primetime programming, presenting top honors annually. This year, some of Velvet’s shows have made it to the roster of television’s best and brightest.
"The wicked medical comedy-drama Nurse Jackie has received five nominations including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Edie Falco as the pill-popper Nurse Jackie, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Merritt Wever, while the show is nominated for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.
"In the drama category, the award-winning legal drama The Good Wife returns with seven nominations including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Archie Panjabi and Christine Baranski, while the show is nominated for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series. Serial killer Dexter Morgan portrayed by Michael Hall on the top-billed show Dexter, is also nominated as the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
"Reality dance competition So You Think You Can Dance earned 6 nominations. The show is nominated for the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program while choreographers Stacey Tookey, Christopher Scott and Spencer Liff are nominated for Outstanding Choreography.
"The Oscars and Tonys, two other illustrious awards events also received their fair share of nominations, with the Oscars grabbing eight and the Tonys capturing five.
"Other leading televisions series competing with Velvet's line-up include American Horror Story and 60’s American depicting series Mad Men led the pack with 17 nominations apiece while Downton Abbey and Hatfields & McCoys followed with 16 each.
"Outstanding Drama Award nominees include Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland and Mad Men while The Big Bang Theory, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls, Modern Family, 30 Rock and Veep vie for the Outstanding Comedy award.
"Don’t miss the airing of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel live and complete on Velvet from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. on Monday, September 24, at 7:00 a.m. with primetime telecast on the same day at 7:00 p.m.
"Velvet (SkyCable Channel 53) is available on SkyCable Platinum, SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver and other quality cable operators nationwide."
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