LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The ballots for the 66th Primetime Emmy® Awards are in and the Los Angeles office of EY is busy triple-checking the results to ensure the accuracy and integrity of television's biggest honors.
The Awards will be telecast live on NBC on Monday, August 25, 2014, 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET from the Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California.
Ernst & Young LLP, a leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, and has been overseeing the balloting process for the Primetime Emmy® Awards for 26 years.
EY worked closely with the Television Academy to oversee the process for the Emmy Awards' transition to online voting. This year, online voting was used only for the first round of voting to determine the nominees. In 2015, online voting will be used to determine both nominees and winners.
Andy Sale, Ernst & Young LLP lead partner serving the Television Academy says:
"We are pleased to be working with the Television Academy to implement processes that are responsive to its members' needs while at the same time continuing to ensure the security and accuracy by which the winners are determined. During the past 66 years, the Television Academy has been an industry leader, recognizing television excellence and innovation in all aspects of the business. EY is thrilled to celebrate 26 years as part of this great entertainment industry tradition."
EY implements numerous precautions to help ensure accuracy and safeguard results until they are announced on stage, including multiple sets of sealed envelopes transported to the ceremony in separate cars, triple-checking all results, keeping control of each envelope until it is handed to the presenter, hand-sealing every envelope and internally printing the winners' envelopes so the results never leave the firm's Los Angeles office. In the 26 years Ernst & Young LLP has been handling the Emmy® Awards, there has not been a security breach in the balloting process.
And in true Emmy® Award tradition, the envelopes containing the names of the winners will be escorted down the red carpet in a briefcase handcuffed to a senior EY representative.
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