Les Moonves Not Invited to Emmys
9/17/2018 1:00 AM PDT
Les Moonves was at the helm of 18 TV programs that have been nominated for Emmys, but he’s not going to the big shindig Monday night … because CBS didn’t invite him.
Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ, CBS made a decision not to extend the invitation in the wake of the sexual misconduct scandal. Each network gets a certain number of tickets it can distribute as it wishes, and Les will not be a beneficiary.
A network source calls it a “non-issue” because Moonves has not attended the Emmys in several years.
One source says it’s complicated because Moonves was not technically fired, although he was clearly forced to step down after a dozen women accused him of sexual misdeeds. Nevertheless, it’s the network’s decision who gets tickets … so, case closed.
As for some of the shows nominated under Moonves’ watch …
— “The Amazing Race”
— “The Big Bang Theory”
— “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
— “The Late Late Show with James Corden”
— “Bruno Mars: Live 24K Magic at the Apollo”
It will be interesting to hear CBS acceptance speeches … who gets mentioned and who doesn’t.