Tonight the stars will come out and the speeches will be made. There will be hilarity and fun and some deeply moving moments that only Hollywood can create. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled for air tonight 7pm on NBC.

Among the shows that are nominated for trophies this year are five series that are filmed in Louisiana. According to Louisiana Entertainment Director Chris Stelly in the case of each show Louisiana is more than just a setting for the story.

"It's the fact that Louisiana in itself, as a background, is a character and it really comes out to the viewer."

Stelly's comments were reported by the Louisiana Radio Network.

Among the shows that are nominated for television's highest awards are True Detective, a crime drama series produced by HBO. There is also Bonnie and Clyde a mini-series based on the lives of the infamous bank robbers.

Another show that has already won a Golden Globe Award, American Horror Story, is up for a primetime Emmy. This show is far too scary for me to watch and then be in the radio station by myself early in the morning.

Treme is already an Emmy winner and it continues to earn the respect of the critics and audiences alike. The show focuses on life in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

There is also one reality show in the mix, Top Chef New Orleans features something we all know and love in Louisiana and that is our wonderful food.

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