First up, Fallon is asking fans and Emmy viewers to join in on the live event by submitting a funny line via Twitter. Basically it works like this. You go to this website, sign in to your twitter account, pick a presenter and tweet something funny about them. If your line is chosen Jimmy will read it in hit introduction of that presenter. You can get more info at the site above or via the video from Jimmy below:
If backstage access is more your thing than you may be excited to know that for the first time there will be a companion show, "Backstage Live @ Emmys" streaming live online. Seven cameras positioned in various areas backstage at the Emmys will "eavesdrop" and capture exciting moments and candid reactions from television's biggest stars. Viewers will be able to see nominees, presenters and performers prepare to take the stage on the most anticipated night in television. Another unprecedented Emmy first is the live "thank you" camera, where Emmy Award winners will be able to express their emotions and continue their speeches once they walk off the stage. The show is sure to add a totally new level of interaction with the stars throughout the night. The show will stream on Emmys.com, NBC.com, and Ustream.com.
NBC will also be streaming a live Red Carpet show before the Emmys. NBC is teaming up with Ustream to bring viewers an exclusive look at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards red-carpet action with a special live webcast airing Sunday, Aug. 29 (4:00PM PT /7:00 PM ET) here. Viewers can experience all the red carpet excitement with a one-hour live event that will capture un-interrupted glitz and glamour as celebrities arrive and are interviewed as they walk down the red carpet of the star-studded event in Los Angeles. Fans from around the world can experience the event first-hand and interact by posting comments and questions using Ustream's Social Stream or chat. I will also be posting the stream on my site this Sunday, so come back here to check it out.