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Emmy Nominees Night, 9/14 | THR and SAG-AFTRA Partner to Celebrate

The Hollywood Reporter and SAG-AFTRA will partner for the first time to celebrate the Primetime Emmy Awards contenders at the inaugural “Emmy Nominees Night” on Thursday, Sept. 14 at Jean Georges at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills. This unofficial kickoff to Emmy weekend will also mark the first major industry red carpet event to be held at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills.

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LOS ANGELES (Aug. 21, 2017) – The Hollywood Reporter and SAG-AFTRA have partnered to celebrate the 69th Primetime Emmy® Awards contenders at Emmy Nominees Night on Sept. 14 at Jean-Georges at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills, California. The event, presented by American Airlines, Breguet, and Dacor, marks the first time The Hollywood Reporter and SAG-AFTRA have joined forces to celebrate Emmy nominees, and will serve as the unofficial kickoff to Emmy weekend.

“It’s been an extraordinary year for television, and the Emmy nominations are a great reflection of that,” said Matthew Belloni, editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter. “For the past nine years, The Hollywood Reporter has hosted the popular and exclusive Oscar Nominees Night in the week leading up to the Academy Awards. We’re excited to team with SAG-AFTRA to create a memorable night for Emmy-nominated actors and other creative talents to celebrate their honors and the amazing work of the past year.”

“We’re proud to join with our longtime industry partner The Hollywood Reporter to celebrate an incredible group of talented individuals whose performances have shaped television storytelling and have shown us what is possible,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. “We are excited to salute the performers who entertain and inspire people all over the world.” Most Emmy nominees count themselves as members of SAG-AFTRA, the largest entertainment union in the world, representing approximately 160,000 media artists.

Emmy Nominees Night will mark the first major industry red carpet event to be held at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, the first Los Angeles restaurant of James Beard Award-winning and Michelin star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, where guests will indulge in fine food by the world-renowned French restaurateur. 

About The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter is the entertainment industry’s flagship media brand. With in-depth reporting, analysis, unprecedented access, world-class photography and video, and feature exclusives, The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive source for breaking entertainment and business news. THR won a 2016 Webby Award for best online film and video in the entertainment category, and was nominated for a 2017 Webby in the magazine website category. THR also picked up the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the Special Interest category in 2015 and 2016, in addition to a 2015 and 2016 ASME National Magazine Award nomination for Magazine of the Year and a Gerald Loeb Award nomination for its Studio Chiefs Roundtable. Additionally, the brand took home 10 SoCal journalism awards in 2015, seven in 2016, and 14 in 2017, including online journalist of the year and best blog honors for The Race and THR Esq. In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter staff won Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for The Hollywood Reporter in Focus: The Wolf of Wall StreetThe Hollywood Reporter and SundanceTV partner to co-produce and broadcast Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter, a Daytime Emmy-nominated original non-fiction series featuring panels with potential Emmy and Oscar nominees.

THR’s platforms include an award-winning weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, a huge social media footprint and glittery year-round events.

The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group reaches more than 25 million U.S. users a month online per ComScore, with a social footprint of more than 20 million, ranking No. 4 among ComScore entertainment-news properties in October 2016, delivering news to an audience of industry power players and consumers deeply invested in entertainment content. In May 2017, The Hollywood Reporter saw record-breaking audience growth, with 21.5 million unique monthly visitors to THR.com, representing a 50 percent year-over-year rise. Follow The Hollywood Reporter on Twitter @thr, on Facebook at facebook.com/HollywoodReporter, on Instagram @hollywoodreporter and on Snapchat at thrsnaps. 


SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other entertainment and media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. A proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO, SAG-AFTRA has national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide representing members working together to secure the strongest protections for entertainment and media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at sagaftra.org.

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.today, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.