Emmys 2020: All you must know concerning the digital awards ceremony, from nominees to predictions – The News Everyday

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Jimmy Kimmel will take the stage at an almost empty venue in Los Angeles to host the Emmy Awards 2020.

Hollywood will honor the very best in tv on the Emmys on Sunday, however the awards appear — like most issues within the pandemic-era world — will look completely completely different. And possibly that is a great factor.

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Here is a information to the ceremony.

When is the Emmy 2020 ceremony?

This yr’s digital Emmy Awards are set to air on 20 September within the US on ABC community.

The Television Academy’s web site has listed out the worldwide territories where the ceremony can be aired, although there is no such thing as a point out of where Indians can catch it. The Academy’s YouTube and social media accounts can be updating the winners together with clips of their acceptance speeches.

How will all of it work?

Late night time funnyman Jimmy Kimmel will take the stage at an almost empty venue in Los Angeles to host the Emmys, as the celebrities can be… elsewhere.

Producers have despatched camera tools to about 130 A-list nominees in a number of international locations around the globe — and the winners will settle for their awards stay.

Technical difficulties, F-bombs dropped on air, wardrobe malfunctions: the set-up appears tailored for at the least a number of hiccups, however consultants say that may very well be a lift general.

“I feel it is acquired the potential to truly be a breakthrough for award exhibits, and really shake up the entire format, make it fascinating,” stated Deadline awards columnist Pete Hammond.

Kimmel is the host who needed to deal with the infamous finest image Oscar bungle in 2017, so trade observers say if anybody is ready to cope with the unknown, he is the person.

“I actually suppose he is going to have the ability to roll with the punches higher than possibly anybody else who may very well be in that place,” IndieWire TV awards editor Libby Hill informed AFP.

What concerning the trend?

There isn’t any red carpet, after all, so how the celebrities will seem on camera is anybody’s guess. Organisers have inspired members to embrace consolation over couture.

“Our casual theme for the night time is ‘Come as you’re, however make an effort!'” stated a letter despatched to nominees by organisers in July, based on Variety.

“If you need to be in formal put on, we would love that, however equally should you’re within the UK and it is three am, maybe you need to be in designer pyjamas and record out of your bed!”

So will stars don glamorous robes anyway, hoping for a successful trend second, or as a substitute go for the tie-dye loungewear that has change into the ever-present model of lockdown stylish?

Stay tuned.

Can Netflix win a significant award?

Since getting into the fray with its flagship authentic dramas like House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black, streaming large Netflix has scooped up a ton of Emmys — however by no means one for finest drama, finest comedy or finest restricted sequence.

Is this the yr? Dark crime sequence Ozark is directing the nominations within the drama classes with 18, however it’s tied with HBO’s family enterprise hit appear Succession.

And whereas Netflix prevailed by way of whole nominations with 160 to HBO’s 107, it has but to tug in a significant prize.

HBO in the meantime has achieved it many instances earlier than with The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Sex and the City and Veep.

This yr, past Succession, it additionally has Watchmen, the general high Emmy nomination getter with 26, and a significant contender this yr for finest restricted sequence and past.

“What Netflix has going for it’s it has simply the majority quantity of nominations,” Hill stated.

“And typically it isn’t amount — it is high quality of nominations. And I feel that is where HBO is at at once.”

Emmy newcomers

The absolute glut of authentic content now accessible to tv viewers is astounding.

From conventional broadcast and cable networks, to new streamers like Disney+ and Apple TV+, to short-form video platform Quibi, there’s something for everybody.

Who will break via this yr? So far, within the Emmys handed out earlier than the primary ceremony in technical classes, Disney+ and Quibi are going sturdy.

Disney has snared 5 statuettes to this point for its Star Wars authentic sequence The Mandalorian.

Could Apple TV+ be shut out regardless of the high-wattage forged of The Morning Show starring nominees Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass?

Apple TV+ “needed to be this place for status tv however I feel behind the scenes, it did not essentially have people educated in tv making the selections,” Hill stated.

“It can take streamers some time to interrupt via. But that Disney+ did it with such relative ease is de facto salt within the wound.”


Adrian Horton of The Guardian writes that after the conclusion of the Game of Thrones period, the directing nominees are Succession, Schitt’s Creek and Watchmen. For the Outstanding Drama sequence, the outlet believes Succession ought to be the winner for its second season which “turned the prickly, brutally humorous portrait of a media conglomerate family of scoundrels into can’t-miss tv.”

Deadline additionally believes Succession is the apparent winner of this class. Schitt’s Creek, competing with Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Good Place, Dead To Me, Insecure, The Kominsky Method, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and What Do We Do within the Shadows, is anticipated to take the Outstanding comedy sequence award.

The unanimous opinion is that Watchmen, directing with 26 nominations, ought to be awarded within the Outstanding restricted sequence class. “This can also be the one nominated sequence that taught (some) viewers a few vital and forgotten piece of historical past: the Tulsa bloodbath and the destruction of Black Wall Street,” notes Vulture’s Jen Chaney.

The class to observe

Of course, the Emmy nominee listing reads like a who’s who in Hollywood, however one class stands out for its competitiveness — finest actress in a restricted sequence or TV film.

Three Oscar winners — Regina King (Watchmen), Cate Blanchett (Mrs America) and Octavia Spencer (Self Made) will battle for the title.

Their competition? A significant debut from Shira Haas within the critically acclaimed Unorthodox and Kerry Washington’s tour de drive in Little Fires Everywhere.

King is the favorite for her starring position in Watchmen — HBO’s comedian book adaptation that takes on US racism and police violence — however something can occur on Emmys night time.

(With inputs from Agence France-Presse)

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