Today's Reason to Celebrate

September 18, 2016 was

Emmy Awards

The Emmy Awards are tonight! Each year, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences hosts an awards ceremony to recognize outstanding achievements in television. It is one of the biggest red carpet events of the year, and over 13 million Americans will tune in to watch the show.

The inaugural Emmy Awards ceremony took place in 1949. Did you know that “Emmy” is a feminized 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 symbolizes the collaboration between art and science.

Join in the festivities and invite your friends over to watch the Emmys tonight. Send a free online invitation to friends, make some popcorn, vote on the best-dressed celebrity, download our free Emmy Awards Bingo, and enjoy the show!