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SEPTEMBER

Emmy Awards

Televisions biggest stars get dressed up, duded up, and put on their game-face smiles to see who wins one of these annual awards, which recognize outstanding work in dramas, comedies, documentaries, and everything else on TV. There’s more than one award presentation, but the “biggie” that attracts millions of viewers are the Primetime Emmys, with awards doled out to the big guns of the industry for shows that air during the highest viewing times. While your chances of getting inside is practically nil, you can head to downtown’s Nokia Theatre/L.A. Live complex to line up with the throngs, craning necks to see the stars of Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, and other hits walk the red carpet.