Published September 13th, 2005 - 11:20 GMT

The 57th Annual Emmy Awards Show on the 18th September is television's biggest night of the Showbiz calendar and this year E! will be reporting LIVE from the red carpet exclusively on Showtime to make sure you don’t miss a second  of TV's version of the Oscars.
The nominations are out and among the 434 nominees in 88 categories Showtime were thrilled to be screening the top programme contenders on the Showtime network as well as many of the others.
Hit series Desperate Housewives has 15 nods, including Best Comedy Series, the show will go up against other Showtime favorites including Will and Grace - which also got 15 nominations - along with Everybody Loves Raymond (13 awards), Scrubs, and last year's winner, Arrested Development.
For the best actress in a comedy category Desperate Housewives stars Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman will go head to head for the best actress award. Other nominees in the best actress category were Patricia Heaton of Everybody Loves Raymond and Jane Kaczmarek of Malcolm in the Middle.
In the best drama category, the hottest candidates all appear on the Showtime network. Deadwood competes against Kiefer Sutherlands 24 both up for 11 awards and Lost (12 awards), a new drama about air crash survivors stranded on a mysterious island which comes to Showtime later in the year. Deadwood’s Ian McShane and 24’s Kiefer Sutherland will also go head to head in the Best Actor in a Drama category.
Hilarious Showtime regulars The Simpsons and Sponge Bob Square Pants are both nominated in the Outstanding Animated Program category, Survivor: Palau has been awarded 7 nominations including Outstanding Cinematography and Outstanding Reality Program. The latest Survivor, which is still under wraps, hits the Showtime screen in September.
Oscar-winner Quentin Tarantino has been nominated for Outstanding Direction for his season finale episode Grave Danger of the drama series – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (4 awards) which will be the season finale of the latest CSI series showing later this year on Showtime.
The kings of Showtime’s late night David Letterman who has bagged 7 nominations and Conan O’Brian who is counting on his 3 nominations coming in battle it out in the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series.
Catch the entire hottest award winning shows on Showtime every night of the week. Plus make a date with E! for the 57th Annual Emmy Awards Ceremony on September 18th from 00:00 KSA to see your favorite stars of the small screen crowned. From the countdown to the red carpet right through to the after party, it's a can't-miss event. All the stars, all the excitement all live coverage: When it comes to the red carpet E! is the authority.
Editors Notes: Telecast Timings
Date KSA Time UAE time Details
18/09/2005 22:00 01:00 Live from the Red Carpet
19/09/2005 13:00 16:00 Live from the Red Carpet
18/09/2005 23:00 02:00 Countdown to the Red Carpet
18/09/2005 01:00 04:00 Live from the Red Carpet
19/09/2005 06:00 09:00 Live Post Show
19/09/2005 16:00 19:00 Live from the Red Carpet

About Showtime
Showtime is the premier pay-TV network in the Middle-East and North Africa. It provides 50 channels of mainly international content, with an especially strong offering of first run Hollywood films, due to its exclusive relationship with Sony, Paramount, Universal and Dreamworks. Its other channels include MTV, CNN. Discovery, the Disney Channel, Cartoon Network and Bloomberg.

The network is owned by Gulf DTH, which is a joint venture of KIPCO and Viacom. KIPCO is Kuwait’s largest private sector investment company with more than US$ 15 billion under management. Its portfolio of investments includes around 55 companies, in sectors such as media, telecommunications, financial services, real estate and aviation, throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the U.S.

Viacom is a leading global media company, with preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, radio, outdoor advertising, and online.  Viacom’s well-known brands include CBS, MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, Paramount Pictures, and Simon & Schuster.


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