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Emmy Show’s Shrine Shifts To Nokia Theatre In LA

It's good-bye, Shrine Auditorium, hello Nokia Theatre L.A., live for the primetime Emmy Awards. 

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has signed a pact to leave the historic Shrine for the newly built entertainment complex, also in Los Angeles. The Nokia Theatre will be the home of the awards show for the next 10 years.

The Creative Arts Emmy ceremony, traditionally held the Saturday before the televised primetime show, will also be moved to the new theater, which was opened last year across from the city's Staples Center sports complex. 

The move will take place this year, with the Creative Arts ceremony scheduled Sept. 13 and the Emmy telecast planned for Sunday, Sept. 21. The Creative Arts and Governor's balls will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, adjacent to the entertainment complex.

The shift should make room for a few more attendees: the Shrine seats 6,300 while the Nokia's capacity is 7,100.