Want to be a part of this year’s Emmy awards?
For the first time in Emmy history, you can be a part of the live broadcast via Twitter. Sign into your Twitter account in the “I’m on the Emmy’s” page of the Emmy presenters, tweet something about them and Jimmy Fallon may use your tweet as part of his introduction for those presenters during the show.
Some of the presenters are Tina Fey, Matthew Morrison, Neil Patrick Harris, Edie Falco, Tom Selleck, Eva Longoria-Parker, newlyweds Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin.
Fallon and his team of writers will then pick the best Tweets and incorporate them into his on-air material.
Today, Jimmy tweeted, “Your tweets can be on the Emmys. Go to http://bit.ly/bBGL2s and tweet a description of our presenters and I’ll use a few of them in the show. Here’s an example: ‘My friend Fred couldn’t make it, so ladies & gentlemen Jon Hamm #imontheemmys’ You get the idea. Thanks”.
On a conference call yesterday, Jimmy said, “This technology hasn’t really existed in the past, but now Twitter is out there and happening.”
Speaking to reporters, Jimmy didn’t wait for the public to Tweet about one presenter in particular, Betty White.
“Hopefully, she’s not drunk,” he said, jokingly (it is assumed). “We were at a John Mayer concert together last night, and it was just a mess trying to get her back in the car.”
Fallon also acknowledged that Tweets were already streaming in. “I like people to be surprised,” he said. “But I wish it could air tomorrow so you can see. I’m pretty proud of what we’re doing.”
The 62nd annual Emmys will air live on NBC from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 29th starting at 8 p.m. ET.