2020 Emmys Will Go Virtual, Jimmy Kimmel and Producers Confirm


Not surprising, but the 2020 Emmys are going virtual.

Soon after the nominations were announced, this year’s Emmy executive producers – including host Jimmy Kimmel – sent a letter to the lead acting nominees telling them that this year’s ceremony would be virtual, and they would run away from home. Will ask you to prepare to take, or wherever you want. to happen.

“As you’ve probably guessed, we’re not going to ask you to come to the Microsoft Theater in downtown LA on September 20,” the letter stated. “This year, it’s still going to be the biggest night in the TV industry … but we’ll come to you!”

Details are still forthcoming, but the letter states, “We are assembling a top-notch team of technicians, manufacturers and writers to work closely with Jimmy Kimmel and you and your team to ensure that we Do the film with you and your loved ones. Or with whomever you choose) at your home, or any other place of your choice. We’re going to make you awesome – we’re exploring the cutting edge of technology to allow you to use good cameras and lighting and look forward to working with you, so that you can see the “unique” moments on the screen To build.

The letter was signed by Kimmel, along with fellow EPs Reggie Hudlin, and Ian Stewart, Guy Carrington and David Jamie from telecast producer Dun + Dusted.

The producers of the telecast are still telling the nuances, which will also include the elements, or if the winners will be informed in advance. “As ABC and Television Academy continue to make plans for the Emmys telecast, producers have taken an active step to reach out to some of the nominees, making them aware of our intention to deliver a live show that is both festive and safe. Huh.” And Org said in a joint statement. “We look forward to sharing information with you in the coming weeks, as we consolidate our plans for TV’s biggest night.”

Read the full letter below:

Dear Nominee,

The producers of Emmys 2020 congratulate you for this incredible recognition of your work.

We are feeling happy and honored to have produced this program on 20 September and have every intention of not only ensuring that it does not compromise this crazy moment in our lives, but that it is so far The most memorable is Amy and you have a wonderful night. As you have probably guessed, we are not going to ask you to come to the Microsoft Theater in downtown LA on September 20. This year, it’s still the biggest night in the TV industry … but we’ll come to you!

In times like these, we are taking the opportunity to create a moment that is not only for you but more relaxed, more entertaining, more enjoyable, but for millions at home. It’s still television’s highest honor, and we never want to lose sight of the importance of being nominated for it, and maybe winning an Emmy, but we’re going to do it in a way that’s appropriate for the moment (and Guarantees you a memorable night).

But we cannot ignore the circumstances, and by not being able to come together from one place to another, we also acknowledge that our world is going through a challenging moment in many ways. We will create an event that is full of warmth and humanity, celebrating the power of television to bring us together and help shape our world. You are an essential part of that story.

So, what does all this mean for September 20?

We are assembling a top notch team of technicians, producers and writers to work closely with Jimmy Kimmel and you and your team to ensure that we can film with you (and those you want Or those you want) home, or any other place of your choice. We are going to make you look great – we are exploring the cutting edge aspect of technology to allow you to use good cameras and lighting and look forward to working with you. Produce your unique “on screen” moments.

So, what are you wearing ??? Our informal theme for the night is “Come as you are, but make an effort!”

If you want to be in formal apparel, we would love it, but equally if you are in the UK and it is 3am, you probably want to stay in designer pajamas and record from your bed! We want to work with you to style your moments, but want you to guide us to your comfort levels – where you want to be, who you want to be with, what you want to wear, etc.

In the coming days, Jane Proctor, our talent producer and her extraordinary team at Cultured Entertainment will reach out to you to start talking through the details.

Once again, congratulations.

With respect and appreciation,

Jimmy Kimmel, Ian Stewart, Reggie Hoodlin, Guy Carrington and David Jamie

Executive Producer, 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards

Michael Schneider contributed to this report.

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