72nd Annual 2020 Emmy Awards airs live on ABC at 8 pm Eastern on Sunday, September 20. People in hazmat suits will be delivering trophies to the winners.
Despite the never-ending unpredictability of 2020, the Emmys are still happening. On Sunday, September 20, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel will host the first-ever all-virtual edition of the annual awards show recording from Downtown Los Angeles, while nominees, presenters and winners will be cut to around the globe. Producers previously sent more than 150 video kits to this aforementioned on-screen talent to help them produce the show at home.
This year’s show will come with more than a few tweaks, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic: Although Kimmel will host the ceremony in person at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, there won’t be a red carpet, nor will there be a live audience.
People in hazmat suits will be delivering trophies to winners at their homes on Sunday night, for the Emmys this year.
Wackiest of all is that there will be professional cameras placed in 130 different locations — including actors’ personal homes — so the producers will be able to cut to different nominees throughout the show. Where they “attend” from and whether there will be any notable fashion to critique is up to the nominees themselves.
We’ll find out who among them wins on Sunday, when the 2020 Emmy Awards air on ABC at 8 pm Eastern. Fingers crossed nothing too messy happens during the show.