LOS ANGELES – After rolling out the red carpet Wednesday morning in anticipation of Sundays Emmy ceremony, host Jimmy Kimmel warned hes planning a prank on folks not watching the show.
I have an idea for a prank, and if it goes well, (it) will be great, the first-time Emmy host teased after ceremoniously unraveling the red carpet. If it goes badly, it wont be so great. I think it will go well. If youre watching, youll be in on it. If youre not, you might get caught up in the prank.
Kimmels Jimmy Kimmel Live! received its first nomination for outstanding variety series this year.
The award show starts at 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC.
Inside the Nokia Theatre, stagehands were hard at work Wednesday on the sweeping art deco-style set. The stage has been accented with silver tiles and features a voluminous circular screen hanging above several curved walls that can double as screens.
Place cards on the chairs in front of the stages glittery silver stairs illustrated that Tiny Fey, Clive Owen and Modern Family stars Ed ONeil, Sofia Vergara and Ty Burrell will have the best seats in the house: front-row center. Other nominees with sweet front-row seat assignments included Jon Hamm, Nicole Kidman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Betty White, Kevin Costner and Bryan Cranston.