Emmys to Subject Television Viewers to Watching Pretaped Acceptance Speeches

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When the Emmys decided back in February to expand the number of eligible nominees in the major categories from five to six, we lamented the effect this would have on the show's running length. Well, apparently the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences felt the same way, as they have agreed to prerecord the acceptance speeches of 8 of the 28 honors traditionally handed out during the ceremony. Unfortunately for you, the viewer, that doesn't mean that you're exempt from watching these awards being handed out; rather, now they'll just be cut together into some sort of montage and edited to within an inch of their lives. [Showtracker/LAT]