The Emmy Awards go green

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  • 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

    Heroes

    House

    The Sopranos

    Outstanding Comedy Series

    30 Rock

    Entourage

    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

    Extras

    Ricky Gervais, Ricky Gervais as Andy Millman

    Monk

    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

    24

    Kiefer Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer

    Boston Legal

    James Spader, James Spader as Alan Shore

    House

    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

    Weeds

    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

    Medium

    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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