The 72nd Premetime Emmy Awards will be a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a representative confirmed that The Verge, and it sounds like the new format could lead to peeks inside the lives of some of your favorite TV stars, according to a letter from executive producers (and host Jimmy Kimmel) published by Variety. Today the United States I also got a copy of the letter.
“We are assembling a team of top-level technicians, producers and writers who work closely with Jimmy Kimmel and with you and your team to make sure we can try with you (and loved ones or anyone else you choose to be with them) at your home, or other place you have chosen, ”reads part of the letter, which was reportedly sent to the nominees yesterday.
Producers are still deciding which parts of the show will be live or whether to inform the winners before the show reports. Variety. This could mean that some parts of the show will be recorded in advance, and producers can fill in time between awards with pre-recorded skits or interviews with nominees.
It also raises interesting questions about how the awards themselves might work: whether the production crew decides no to inform the winners before the show, you can imagine a scenario where each nominee has to pre-record an acceptance speech, even if only one is broadcast. (That’s actually what was done for the daytime Emmys, which took place in June.) Or maybe the producers roll the dice, hope the technology is reliable enough, and make it all alive. , including the reactions of the winners, just like previous Emmys.
It doesn’t matter how long you live and how long you pre-registered, although it seems likely that we’ll get some good opportunities to judge celebrity homes. This year, Emmy nominees were announced yesterday, including Jason Bateman, Steve Carell, Jennifer Aniston, and Zendaya. And the streaming services put on a big show, with Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus, and even Quibi grabbing their first nominations.
You’ll be able to see which Emmy nominees take home the show in its new virtual format on September 20th.