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Emmys seating cards
A general view of the theatre at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards Press Preview Day and Red Carpet Rollout, on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/AP Images)

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Behind-the-scenes: Emmys Seating Cards

September 18, 2013

Anyone who has gone to a wedding or a diplomatic dinner knows the importance of where people sit. That's no different for awards shows. Besides the not-so-secret trade secret of seat fillers (so the camera always shows a full house), guests need to be seated properly so that winners don't have to stumble over a bunch of knees. And while those seat cards are definitely behind-the-scenes signs that get tossed once the stars show up, it's just courtesy to spell the names correctly — and list the right show next to the right actor.