It’s official. This year’s Emmy Awards will be a virtual ceremony.
Executive producers, including host Jimmy Kimmel, have sent a letter to key acting nominees asking them to prepare to participate from home, or wherever they want to be.
“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 says, in part. “This year, it’s still going to be TV industry’s biggest night out… but we’ll come to you!”
“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.’”
Producers are yet to reveal what elements will be live, or if winners will be informed 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,” a statement indicated. “We look forward to sharing information with you in the weeks ahead, as we solidify our plans for TV’s biggest night.”
The broadcast will air in Australia Live on FOX Arena, Monday, September 21 from 10.00am.