Emmy Awards to go virtual, nominees told to appear in casuals at home
September 19, 2020

Emmy Awards to take virtual route, nominees can appear in casuals at home

LOS ANGELES (US) – The Emmy Awards show in September is the latest to be hit by the pandemic. According to Hollywood trade publication Variety, host Jimmy Kimmel and producers of the Sep. 20 telecast have written to Emmy nominees saying that there will not be a gathering.

“As you’ve probably guessed, we’re not going to be asking you to come to the Microsoft Theatre in downtown LA on September 20th. This year, it’s still going to be TV industry’s biggest night out… but we’ll come to you!,” said the letter.

According to the letter, producers were planning to film nominees at home or another location of their choice.

“So, what are you wearing??? Our informal theme for the night is ‘come as you are, but make an effort!’.

“If you want to be in formal wear, we’d love that, but equally if you’re in the UK and it’s 3 am, perhaps you want to be in designer pajamas and record from your bed!,” the letter added.

The show’s broadcaster ABC television said on Wednesday that producers had reached out to nominees and planning is still going on.

Emmy nominations were announced on Tuesday and they were led by “Watchmen”, comedy “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel,” crime drama “Ozark” and “Succession.” Most of the nominees are British actors, directors or writers.

Organisers of the Venice film festival said this week they would host the event in early September on a toned down scale to become the first in-person movie fete during the time of the pandemic.

(Photos syndicated via Reuters)
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