Facebook Live Is the Exclusive Streaming Platform for Backstage LIVE! at the #Emmys

Most-buzzed about nominees include Game of Thrones, Atlanta, Godless

Backstage LIVE! at the #Emmys will share action from multiple cameras tekinturkdogan/iStock
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Facebook and Instagram will set up shop backstage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Monday, Sept. 17, for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Backstage LIVE! at the #Emmys will stream exclusively via Facebook Live on the Emmys/Television Academy Facebook page and Emmys.com, sharing action from multiple cameras, including:

  • The Lindt Chocolate Lounge, where talent will enjoy Lindor Chocolate Truffles before taking their turns on stage.
  • The Thank You Cam, providing the first look at winners “fresh off the stage.”
  • Trophy Cam, following winners as they pick up their statuettes before heading into the press room.
  • Interview Cam, where host Marc Istook will share comments and question from fans with winners.

Fans can opt to set a reminder to tune into Backstage LIVE! at the #Emmys, and all content will be available for immediate replay and repeat viewing on the pages of the Emmys/Television Academy and NBC, along with videos, photos and Stories.

Other behind-the-scenes content will be available on Instagram, where the @TelevisionAcad account will feature exclusive Stories, feed and IGTV content from backstage, including winners and presenters.

Facebook also shared data on some of its most-buzzed about nominees:

Outstanding drama series:

  1. Game of Thrones
  2. This Is Us
  3. Stranger Things

Outstanding comedy series:

  1. Atlanta
  2. Barry
  3. Black-ish

Outstanding limited series:

  1. Godless
  2. Genius: Picasso
  3. American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.