Emmy Awards goes virtual this year: Celebrities to attend from their homes

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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One of the most sought-after American awards which recognize excellence in the television industry, the Emmy’s will be organized virtually this year. 

The Television Academy notified top nominees that due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 72nd Emmy Awards will be held online in September.

The decision came soon after the nominations for this year were revealed by Emmy’s executive producers including host Jimmy Kimmel. They had sent a letter to key acting nominees informing them that the ceremony this year will be virtual and requested them to make arrangements to participate from home, or wherever they wish to be.

The letter says, “This year, it’s still going to be the TV industry’s biggest night out, but we’ll come to you!”

“We’re going to make you look fabulous – we’re exploring the cutting edge of technology that allows us to use good cameras and lighting for your unique ‘on-screen’ moments,” says the letter.

Sources say that producers are still evaluating on which parts of the show will be live or if the winners should be informed before the show airs. This could mean certain aspects of the show could be taped in advance, so producers could fill up the time between awards with pre-recorded skits or nominee interviews.

However, no matter how much is live and how much is pre-recorded, it seems inevitable that we will get some good opportunities to judge the homes of celebrities. Yesterday, the nominations for this year’s Emmy were announced, including Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Zendaya, and Steve Carell.

The streaming services like Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus and Quibi have also made a loud statement by winning their first nominations.

We will have to wait till 20th September to see which of these nominees will take home the Emmys while more information regarding the biggest TV night can be expected over the next few weeks.