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George Christy Talks About The Emmy Awards, Bryan Cranston, The Simpsons and more!

Regina King arrived for HBO's Official 2018 Emmy After Party at the Pacific Design Center
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Padma Lakshmi was applauded on the Red Carpet during the 2018 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party at Sunset Tower Hotel
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The truth of the matter? Win a Television Emmy Award, and should you plan to keep it, you must buy it. So we’re told.

Designed as a winged nymph holding an atom, the Emmy statuette was created by Louis McManus, whose wife, obviously a beauty, served as his muse. More than 47 designs were submitted before the TV Academy settled on the nymph’s graceful form, created from low grade metal covered in liquid gold.

The cost is $400.

The Emmys recognize outstanding work in a variety of programs.

This year’s 70th primetime Emmycast delivered Nielsen numbers of 10.2 million viewers and a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49. A new all-time low for TV’s hottest night.

The painful ratings are not as scary as the drops with the Oscars and Grammy ceremonies from previous years.

Hosted on NBC by SNL’s Colin Jost and Michael Che, the Emmy rodeo rides on to the Fox network in 2019.

Actors who’ve collected the most Emmy awards and handed over their $400 payment include The Veep’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mary Tyler Moore, Peter Falk, Candice Bergen, Cloris Leachman, Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Michael J. Fox, Betty White, Art Carney, Bryan Cranston, Tyne Daly, Ed Asner.

The show that’s won the most Emmys with 32 wins for 87 nominations is the longest-running primetime series in animated television?

Did you guess The Simpsons?

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