It’s official. The 72nd Emmy Awards will be the first remote award show due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After nominations were announced, Jimmy Kimmel sent a letter to all nominees explaining how the Emmys will be different this year. Nominees will no longer gather at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and walk the red carpet. They will now attend virtually from their homes.
With the remote ceremony, the black-tie dress code is no longer a requirement. The new informal theme for the night is “come as you are, but make an effort!” With nominees attending the ceremony from their homes (or a location of their choice) and from different time zones, they are not expected to partake in all the glitz and glam from the past years. However, the letter promised nominees the Emmy Awards will still do everything in their power to make their nominees look fabulous; including advanced technology, quality cameras, and professional lighting.
Despite all of the changes due to COVID-19, receiving an Emmy nomination or winning an Emmy Award is still the highest honor in the TV industry and the significance of that will not be diminished. The Emmy Awards are still guaranteeing a very special and memorable night.
Tune in to ABC on September 20th where the first-ever remote award show will be airing live!