The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will be an all-virtual event because of the COVID-19 pandemic, an agent affirmed to The Verge, and it seems like the new configuration could prompt looks inside the lives of some of your preferred TV stars, as indicated by a letter from the executive producers (and host Jimmy Kimmel) that was published by Variety. USA Today likewise acquired a copy of the letter.
“We are assembling a top notch team of technicians, producers and writers to work closely with Jimmy Kimmel and with you and your team to make sure that we can film with you (and loved ones or whomever else you choose to be with) at your home, or another location of your choice,” reads part of the letter, which was reportedly sent to nominees yesterday.
Makers are as yet choosing which parts of the show will be live or whether to illuminate winners before the show airs, reports Variety. That could imply that a few parts of the show will be taped ahead of time, and the makers could occupy time between awards with pre-recorded skits or interviews with nominees.
It additionally brings up fascinating issues about how the awards themselves may function: if the production team chooses not to illuminate winners before the show, you can envision a situation where each nominee needs to pre-record an acknowledgment speech, regardless of whether just one gets publicized. (That is really what was accomplished for the Daytime Emmys, which were held in June.) Or possibly the makers will roll the dice, trust the technology is sufficiently solid, and do everything live, including the winners’ responses, much the same as past Emmys.
Regardless of what amount is live and what amount is pre-recorded, however, it appears to be likely we’ll get some great chances to pass judgment on superstar homes. The current year’s Emmy nominees were reported yesterday, including Jason Bateman, Steve Carell, Jennifer Aniston, and Zendaya. Also, streaming services made a major appearing, with Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus, and even Quibi snatching their first nominations.
You’ll have the option to see which chosen people bring home an Emmy when the show pretense in its new virtual format on September 20th.