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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Academy, Like, Wusses Out: No Pre-taped Emmy Acceptance Speeches After All

Emmy organizers decided to scrap their plan to force winners in writing and directing categories to pre-tape their acceptance speeches.

Academy officials pre-taping remarks from dozens of nominees proved a difficult and expensive task. Many of TV's top producers and directors hated the idea anyway- big surprise.

The plan, announced in April, was an attempt to speed up the show.

The Primetime Emmy Awards telecast airs next month on CBS.

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