RELATED STORIES Get ready for the most star-studded Zoom call of the year: The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will be held basically due to the continuous coronavirus pandemic.
In a letter acquired by our sis magazine Variety, executive manufacturers Ian Stewart, Reggie Hudlin, Guy Carrington, David Jammy as well as host Jimmy Kimmel educated nominees on Tuesday that this year’s ceremony would not occur face to face.
“As you’ve possibly guessed, we’re not going to be asking you ahead to the Microsoft Theatre in downtown LA on September 20th,” the letter reviews. “This year, it’s still mosting likely to be TV market’s greatest night out … however we’ll concern you!”
The EPs took place to tease a ceremony “that is a lot more relaxed, much more entertaining, much more pleasurable not just for you, however, for the millions watching in the house,” adding that “we’re going to do it in such a way that is ideal to the minute.”
Particular details concerning how the event will unfold are yet ahead. In the meanwhile, the EPs assured nominees that “we are putting together an excellent team of service technicians, producers as well as authors to work carefully with Jimmy Kimmel as well as with you” to bring the virtual ceremony to fruition.
“We can not disregard the scenarios, and also other than NOT having the ability to come together in one place, we likewise recognize that our world is going through a difficult minute in numerous methods,” the letter continues. “We’ll be generating an event that is filled with warmth and also humanity, which celebrates the power of television to bring us together as well as to aid us form our globe. You are an important part of that tale.”
The choice to give up an in-person event comes as little surprise, provided the number of real-time occasions have actually been impacted by the pandemic. The Daytime Emmy Awards, held in June, also went online, as did the BET Awards. (MTV, meanwhile, is progressing with a real-time ceremony for its upcoming Video Music Awards.)
Elections for the 2020 Primetime Emmys were introduced Tuesday (view full checklist below), with Netflix leading the pack with 160 total responds. The virtual event will certainly air Sunday, Sept. 20 on ABC.