It was an open secret, but the United States Television Academy has finally confirmed it. The gala of the Emmys 2020 Awards will be broadcast virtually on September 20 as a prevention measure for the coronavirus. After the announcement of the nominations, the producers of the gala sent those involved to prepare to participate from their home or the place of their choice.

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« As you probably guessed, we are not going to ask you to come to the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles on September 20. This year will continue to be the biggest night in the television industry … but we will come after you!« the letter points out. » It is still the highest honor on television, and We never want to lose the importance of being nominated and maybe winning an Emmy, but we will do it in the right way for the moment.« they clarify.

The producers assure that they will put at the service of the stars the most advanced technology with professional cameras and lighting in this 72nd edition. A whole « first-rate team of technicians, producers and writers » to work closely with Jimmy Kimmel, again host of the ceremony. So, each nominee may appear on screen with their « loved ones or any other person they choose to be with, in your home or other location of your choice. « 

As for the outfit, the Academy has a motto: « Come as you are, but make an effort! ». This is how they define it: « If you want to wear formal wear, we’d love to, but if you’re in the UK and it’s 3 in the morning, you might want to be in designer pajamas and record from your bed! « , clarifies the statement.

Live on ABC

The gala will be broadcast in the United States by ABC, the intention of which is « to offer a live broadcast that is both festive and safe. » « We look forward to sharing information with you in the coming weeks as we solidify our plans for the biggest night on television, » added the letter signed by Kimmel and producers Reggie Hudlin, Ian Stewart, Guy Carrington and David Jammy.

Watchmen in the lead

The nominations of last July 28 left ‘Watchmen’ as the great winner with a total of 26 nominations, including the best limited series, a category in which it will compete with ‘Unorthodox’, ‘Mrs. America ‘,’ Little Fires Everywhere ‘and’ Creedme ‘.

The best drama series is contested by ‘The Crown’, ‘Ozark’, ‘Stranger Things’, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Succession’, ‘Better Call Saul’, ‘Killing Eve’ and ‘The Mandalorian’. You can check the rest of the nominations at this link.