May 21st, 2010
04:51 PM ET

'Lost' finale gets Emmy Awards exception

If you haven't heard, "Lost" is coming to an end after six seasons this Sunday, May 23 at 9 p.m. E.T. It's been a trending topic on social networking sites for days and is looking to be one of the most-watched finales of all time. You probably know that it's being preceded by a special pre-show and being followed by a post-show where the producers will show alternate endings to the finale. And if you care about all that you probably want to know more...

Here's a few more tidbits for you:

The "Lost" finale has been given an exception from the TV academy's board of governors, which makes it eligible for Emmy Awards despite its 2.5 hour running time.

The show won an Emmy for Outstanding Drama in 2005. Since it's debut in 2004 it has also won several individual Emmy awards and been nominated for many more.

The finale will be simulcast around the globe.

In an effort to keep the illegal downloads to a minimum, ABC is being telecast simultaneously in Europe and will be available in 59 countries around the world within 48 hours of the show's U.S. broadcast.

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  1. crystal

    HowellJohn1950: Bernard and Rose were on the finale, ther were leaving in a nice (for ship wrecked standards) camp and they had mad a promise to never ever get involved in island DRAMA. BUT they saved Desmond out of the well and were willing to die for him when the smoke monster/ bad Locke was going to kill them for letting him stay with them....

    May 24, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. crystal

    i cried like a baby while watching this finale...i will miss it but if i was that emotionally invested then it is probably more than time to Move On...good bye, Lost...Tuesdays will never ever ever be the same!

    May 24, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Head Diva In Charge

    Although I thought the ending was disappointing, I do think the cast was amazing – so good luck to them.

    May 24, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jim

    Sad it's over, but loved every minute of it
    Watch Lost Finale Free

    May 24, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bryan

    Anyone who says the show is ridiculous is not smart enough to understand it. It is beyond them. Not because the show is ridiculous, but because they just aren't smart.

    May 24, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. Chris

    Sad to see this series end, but it was an emotional journey that I cherished. I wish the best to the cast and crew of this dynamic show and eagerly look forward to their upcoming projects. Thank you for the ride!

    May 24, 2010 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. Kevin


    May 24, 2010 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  8. Patrick Scullin

    The mysteries of "Lost" explained once and for all

    May 23, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ronnie

    I am so happy this show about nothing will finally go away!

    May 22, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. HowellJohn1950

    I must have missed this: What ever happened to Bernard & Rose (on the island)? The last time I recall seeing them, they were both alive, living on their own, alone, during one of the (many) time-warps. Then after the H-bomb, we see all the other characters, but never Bernard & Rose??

    May 22, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Odalice Feliz

    I like her nappy bleached blonde hair!!!!

    May 22, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Odalice Feliz

    I like he nappy bleached blonde hair!!!!

    May 22, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Upapalmtree

    Yo all in last Tues ep where Ben shows the way to his secret closet.. did anyone notice the rack of CLEAN shirts he pushes aside. 🙂 A little levity here folks. A friend said, he only changed after being beat up. 🙂

    Notice how RIchard always looks so clean!? And of course nobody lost any weight.. These are just little details that help us remember it's just a tv show. We can all come up with our own alternate endings too...

    Note to the people who do nothing on this blog but conmplain; saying they don't watch the show. Now you'll have to find another show to go not watch and complain about. Boo hoo. You're gonna miss LOST though , just like those of us who DO like it and actaully DO watch it. Bye!

    May 22, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. Poisy

    I just don't like this 'alternative finale' thing, I mean, are they trying to satisfy everyone?

    But all in all, I can't imagine Tuesdays without LOST:((((

    May 21, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Saroona

    LOOOL @agent86 🙂 You can say that again.
    The show really doesn't need validation from anyone, it's a whole new caliber of genius. TV history have never witnessed anything like it, and i seriously doubt that it will.

    May 21, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  16. agent86

    @moon627- It's amazing how people that don't watch this ridiculous show take the time to read articles about it...

    May 21, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  17. moon627

    i tuned out after the first season

    hard to believe anyone is still watching this ridiculous show

    May 21, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Janej

    Is LOST the most hyped final season of any TV series? Check out this list of TV's Top 10 Most Anticipated Final Seasons.

    May 21, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |

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