Evening Before the Primetime Emmy® Awards

Evening Before 2014The Evening Before the Primetime Emmy® Awards is a night that celebrates the entertainment industry’s top talent in the television community, while raising money and awareness for MPTF, an organization that has been taking care of our own for 95 years.

“I’m incredibly grateful to the corporate sponsors and donors from the television community who came out to support the Evening Before.  Their generosity enables MPTF to continue to serve industry workers and their families by providing financial assistance in tough times, subsidizing childcare, and offering help when caring for an aging parent,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of the MPTF Foundation. 

2018 Host Committee:

Julie Bowen
Rachel Brosnahan
Sterling K. Brown
Ty Burrell
Darren Criss
Tracee Ellis Ross
America Ferrera & Ryan Piers Williams
Claire Foy
Sophie Hunter & Benedict Cumberbatch
Allison Janney
Judith Light & Robert Desiderio
Kate McKinnon
Debra Messing
Mandy Moore
Elisabeth Moss
Jane Musky & Tony Goldwyn
Bob Odenkirk
Sandra Oh
Issa Rae
Keri Russell & Matthew Rhys
Octavia Spencer
Chrissy Teigen & John Legend
Milo Ventimiglia
Lena Waithe


2018 Executive Host Committee:

Bob Bakish
Casey Bloys
Linda & Jerry Bruckheimer
Paul Buccieri
Charlie Collier
Cesar Conde
Roma Downey & Mark Burnett
Channing Dungey
Pam & Randy Freer
Robert Greeblatt
Bonnie Hammer
Mike Hopkins
Toni Knight & Tony Vinciquerra
Luz & Robert Kyncl
Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams
Andrea & David Nevins
Jeanne & Gary Newman
Richard Plepler
Kevin Reilly
Megan & Peter Rice
Andrea & Peter Roth
Jennifer Salke
Josh Sapan
Ted Sarandos
Kare & Ben Sherwood
Dana & Matt Walden
Ally Walker & John Landgraf


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