Emmys move to indoors / outdoors, limits on nominees attending.
“Unfortunately, this means not all nominees will be able to attend this year’s awards," say Emmys organisers.
The 73rd Emmy Awards will be held both indoors & outdoors in September due to rising numbers in coronavirus cases in California.
It will be held at Event Deck at L.A. Live, next to the Microsoft Theater.
“Preparations for welcoming live audiences to the Creative Arts Emmy Awards and the 73rd Emmy Awards telecast are underway. Following discussions with health and safety experts for Los Angeles County and the Emmy ceremonies, the Television Academy has concluded that we must further limit the number of nominees attending the Creative Arts Emmys on Sept. 11 and 12 as well as the 73rd Emmys on Sept. 19.
“Although invitations have just been mailed out, nominated teams of three or more will now be limited to no more than four tickets per nomination. Unfortunately, this means not all nominees will be able to attend this year’s awards. We recommend those on nominated teams coordinate between themselves and identify how they will allot their four tickets before they RSVP.
“In addition, the Television Academy and CBS have decided to host all ceremonies, including the Creative Arts, on the Event Deck at L.A. LIVE, directly behind the Microsoft Theater. This will provide an opportunity to utilize an “indoor/outdoor” setting and more socially distanced audience seating.
“The health and safety of our nominees is of paramount importance. Conversations are ongoing, and we will provide further information as it is available. The Television Academy appreciates everyone’s understanding as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 delta variant.”
A “very limited” red carpet will also greet attendees when they arrive.
Earlier this year the Academy Awards were held at Union Station and Dolby Theater.
In the past two weeks, daily hospitalisations in Los Angeles County related to Covid-19 have nearly doubled. On Monday, there were 1,437 people hospitalised with Covid-19.
The 73rd Emmys will screen Live on FOX Arena on September 20.