COVID-19: Emmy Awards ceremony to be held online - Organizers

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A day after announcing nominations for the Emmy Awards, the Television Academy on Wednesday informed top nominees that the ceremony in September will be held online because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The announcement was expected given the restrictions and lockdowns imposed since the virus outbreak which has wreaked havoc in the entertainment industry.

 

The Emmys — television’s equivalent of the Oscars — will take place on September 20 and will be the first major awards show in Hollywood since the coronavirus crisis began.

 

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the festivities broadcast on ABC.

 

In the letter sent to select nominees and the contents of which were confirmed to AFP by an Academy spokesman, organizers said they were forced to make the tough decision to hold the ceremony online given the circumstances.

 

“Aside from NOT being able to come together in one place, we also acknowledge that our world is going through a challenging moment in many ways,” according to the letter signed by the producers of the event and Kimmel.

 

“We’ll be producing an event that is filled with warmth and humanity, which celebrates the power of television to bring us together and to help us shape our world,” they wrote.

 

The letter said that organizers would work closely with the nominees, filming them at home and other locations, to ensure they stand out on the big night.

 

 

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“We’re going to make you look fabulous — we’re exploring the cutting edge of technology to allow us to use good cameras and lighting and look forward to working with you to produce your unique ‘on screen’ moments,” the letter added.

 

As to the dress code, the letter said given the informal theme of the ceremony, nominees could decide what to wear.

 

“If you want to be in formal wear, we’d love that, but equally if you’re in the UK and it’s 3 a.m., perhaps you want to be in designer pajamas and record from your bed!,” the letter said.

 

“We want to work with you to style your moments, but want you to guide us on your levels of comfort — where you want to be, who you want to be with, what you want to wear, etc.”

 

 

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Here is a list of the nominees in key categories for the 72nd Emmy Awards, which will be handed out in Los Angeles on September 20 as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG;

 

HBO’s “Watchmen” leads the way with 26 nominations, and is competing in the limited series categories.

 

Amazon hit comedy “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” was in second place with 20 nominations.

 

On the drama side, dark crime thriller “Ozark” and family drama “Succession” led the pack with 18 nominations each.

 

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

 

“Better Call Saul”

 

“The Crown”

 

“The Handmaid’s Tale”

 

“Killing Eve”

 

“The Mandalorian”

 

“Ozark”

 

“Stranger Things”

 

“Succession”

 

 

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

 

“Curb Your Enthusiasm”

 

“Dead to Me”

 

“The Good Place”

 

“Insecure”

 

“The Kominsky Method”

 

“The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”

 

“Schitt’s Creek”

 

“What We Do In The Shadows”

 

 

LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA

 

Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

 

Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”

 

Steve Carell, “The Morning Show”

 

Brian Cox, “Succession”

 

Billy Porter, “Pose”

 

Jeremy Strong, “Succession”

 

 

LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA

 

Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show”

 

Olivia Colman, “The Crown”

 

Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”

 

Laura Linney, “Ozark”

 

Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”

 

Zendaya, “Euphoria”

 

 

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY

 

Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”

 

Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”

 

Ted Danson, “The Good Place”

 

Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”

 

Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”

 

Ramy Youssef, “Ramy”

 

 

LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY

 

Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me”

 

Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”

 

Linda Cardellini, “Dead to Me”

 

Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”

 

Issa Rae, “Insecure”

 

Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”

 

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA

 

Nicholas Braun, “Succession”

 

Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”

 

Kieran Culkin, “Succession”

 

Mark Duplass, “The Morning Show”

 

Giancarlo Esposito, “Better Call Saul”

 

Matthew Macfadyen, “Succession”

 

Bradley Whitford, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

 

Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld”

 

 

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SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA

 

Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown”

 

Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”

 

Julia Garner, “Ozark”

 

Thandie Newton, “Westworld”

 

Fiona Shaw, “Killing Eve”

 

Sarah Snook, “Succession”

 

Meryl Streep, “Big Little Lies”

 

Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

 

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

 

Mahershala Ali, “Ramy”

 

Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method”

 

Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

 

Sterling K Brown, “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”

 

William Jackson Harper, “The Good Place”

 

Daniel Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”

 

Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”

 

Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”

 

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY

 

Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”

 

D’Arcy Carden, “The Good Place”

 

Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”

 

Marin Hinkle, “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”

 

Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”

 

Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”

 

 

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Yvonne Orji, “Insecure”

 

Cecily Strong, “Saturday Night Live”

 

 

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES

 

“Little Fires Everywhere”

 

“Mrs America”

 

“Unbelievable”

 

“Unorthodox”

 

“Watchmen”

 

 

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE

 

“American Son”

 

“Bad Education”

 

“Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones”

 

“El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie”

 

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend”

 

 

LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

 

Jeremy Irons, “Watchmen”

 

Hugh Jackman, “Bad Education”

 

Paul Mescal, “Normal People”

 

Jeremy Pope, “Hollywood”

 

Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True”

 

 

LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

 

Cate Blanchett, “Mrs America”

 

Shira Haas, “Unorthodox”

 

Regina King, “Watchmen”

 

Octavia Spencer, “Self Made”

 

Kerry Washington, “Little Fires Everywhere”

 

 

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Programs with most overall nominations:

 

“Watchmen” – 26

 

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – 20

 

“Succession” – 18

 

“Ozark” – 18

 

“The Mandalorian” – 15

 

“Schitt’s Creek” – 15

 

“Saturday Night Live” – 15

 

“The Crown” – 13

 

 

Top five platforms with most overall nominations:

 

Netflix: 160

 

HBO: 107

 

NBC: 47

 

ABC: 36

 

FX: 33

[AFP/Vanguard]

 

 

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