Emmys live webcasts streamed from backstage

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This year at the upcoming Emmy Awards, viewers will be able to watch behind-the-scenes happenings with nominees and presenters from Glee and Mad Men to Lost, at several locations, including the "thank you camera."

For the first time, "Backstage Live @ the Emmys" will stream online simultaneously with the three-hour live telecast at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST from downtown Los Angeles's Nokia Theatre. The program partnership between the Emmy organizers with NBC, it will be available on Emmys.com, NBC.com and Ustream.com.

"With more and more viewers using the internet while they watch television, we believe the live streaming across these multiple platforms will allow viewers an all access look at American Television's biggest night," said John Shaffner, Chair/CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences who present The Emmys.

Actor George Clooney will also be presented with a special humanitarian award for his philanthropic efforts such as the telethon with MTV for Haiti earthquake relief.

The 62nd annual program will present awards to the best in comedy, drama and reality shows on American television.