The Emmy Awards go green

This year's Emmy Awards go green with alternative energy and a recycled red carpet

The entertainment industry is catching on to the global cause to protect the environment by announcing that the Emmy Awards are going green.

The campaign on behalf of Fox is dubbed ‘Green with Emmy’ and the show’s Shrine Auditorium location will be powered by renewable energy for the whole of September, supplied from a combination of solar power, wind energy and hydropower.

In addition, a solar panel canopy will be set up over the red carpet grandstand, decreasing the amount of power used by generators. The solar panel will then be donated to a school in California.

To maintain the green ethos at the event, the red carpet will be made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and hybrid and alternative fuel transport will be used to ferry the stars around.

Everything has been accounted for, even the food. The campaign has sourced locally grown and organic food to be served to the guests all evening.

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See an edited list of the Emmy Award nominations below:

Outstanding Drama Series

Boston Legal

Grey’s Anatomy



The Sopranos

Outstanding Comedy Series

30 Rock


The Office

Two And A Half Men

Ugly Betty

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

30 Rock

Alec Baldwin, Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy


Ricky Gervais, Ricky Gervais as Andy Millman


Tony Shalhoub, Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk

The Office

Steve Carell, Steve Carell as Michael Scott

Two And A Half Men

Charlie Sheen, Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series


Kiefer Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer

Boston Legal

James Spader, James Spader as Alan Shore


Hugh Laurie, Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House

Rescue Me

Denis Leary, Denis Leary as Tommy Gavin

The Sopranos

James Gandolfini, James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

30 Rock

Tina Fey, Tina Fey as Liz Lemon

Desperate Housewives

Felicity Huffman, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo

The New Adventures Of Old Christine

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine Campbell

Ugly Betty

America Ferrera, America Ferrera as Betty Suarez


Mary-Louise Parker, Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Brothers & Sisters

Sally Field, Sally Field as Nora Walker

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Mariska Hargitay, Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson


Patricia Arquette, Patricia Arquette as Allison Dubois

The Closer

Kyra Sedgwick, Kyra Sedgwick as Dep. Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson

The Riches

Minnie Driver, Minnie Driver as Dahlia Malloy

The Sopranos

Edie Falco, Edie Falco as Carmela Soprano

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