7 Emmy Award Facts You Probably Don’t Know

The 69th annual Emmy Awards will be airing live on September 17th at 5 PT/8 EST on CBS. This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Stephen Colbert and will be the first time CBS has aired the awards since 2013.

To get you in the spirit of the season, check out these 10 little known facts about The Acaemdy’s biggest night!

  • Betty White has received an Emmy nomination in six different decades – and has won in four!
  • Emmy Award winners have to pay to take their trophy home with them, each trophy costs about $400 dollars to create.
  • The record for most wins by a network in a single year belongs to CBS, who took home 44 awards in 1974.
  • The first ever Emmy Award winner was won by a ventriloquist when Shirley Dinsdale was awarded Most Outstanding Television Personality in 1949.
  • Roxana Zal is currently the youngest Emmy Award winner ever when she received the nod for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Special in 1984 at the age 14!
  • Bob Hope has hosted the Emmy Awards more than any other person in history, a staggering 19 times.
  • The last time CBS aired the Emmy Awards the show garnered over 17.63 million viewers.

Don’t miss the 2107 Emmy Awards live on September 17 at 5 PM PT/8PM EST, only on CBS.

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