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.
See an edited list of the Emmy Award nominations below:
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Comedy Series
Two And A Half Men
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy
Ricky Gervais, Ricky Gervais as Andy Millman
Tony Shalhoub, Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk
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
James Spader, James Spader as Alan Shore
Hugh Laurie, Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House
Denis Leary, Denis Leary as Tommy Gavin
James Gandolfini, James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Tina Fey, Tina Fey as Liz Lemon
Felicity Huffman, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo
The New Adventures Of Old Christine
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine Campbell
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
Kyra Sedgwick, Kyra Sedgwick as Dep. Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson
Minnie Driver, Minnie Driver as Dahlia Malloy
Edie Falco, Edie Falco as Carmela Soprano