The Primetime Emmy Awards will probably be held on-line this 12 months owing to the Covid pandemic.
The information comes a day after nominations of the award gala have been introduced. The occasion is scheduled to happen on September 20.
Emmy government producers, together with host Jimmy Kimmel, despatched a letter to key appearing nominees informing them that this 12 months’s ceremony could be digital, and asking them to organize to take part from residence, a report in selection.com mentioned.
“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,” the letter talked about, including: “This year, it’s still going to be TV industry’s biggest night out… but we’ll come to you!”
The producers are at present outlining plans to go digital.
The letter learn: “We are assembling a top notch team of technicians, producers and writers to work closely with Jimmy Kimmel and with you and your team, to make sure that we can film with you (and loved ones or whomever else you choose to be with) at your home, or another location of your choice. We’re going to make you look fabulous – we’re exploring the cutting edge of technology to allow to use good cameras and lighting and look forward to working with you to produce your unique ‘on screen’ moments.”
The letter was signed by Kimmel, in addition to fellow government producers Reggie Hudlin, Ian Stewart, Guy Carrington and David Jammy.
The producers are nonetheless engaged on the plan, together with what components will probably be stay, or if winners will probably be knowledgeable beforehand.
“As ABC and the Television Academy continue to formulate plans for the Emmys telecast, producers have taken the proactive step of reaching out to some nominees now to inform them of our intent to deliver a live show that is both celebratory and safe,” the organisations shared, including: “We look forward to sharing information with you in the weeks ahead, as we solidify our plans for TV’s biggest night.”
The superhero collection, “Watchmen”, leads the nomination checklist on the 72nd annual Emmy Awards, with 26 nods.
Regina King’s “Watchmen” is adopted by “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” with 20 nods. Jason Bateman, Laura Linney and Julia Garner’s “Ozark”, and Brian Cox’s “Succession” scored 18 nominations every, whereas “The Mandalorian”, “Saturday Night Live” and “Schitt’s Creek” had 15 nominations every.