Jimmy Kimmel Will Host The 2020 Emmy Awards But Doesn’t Know How
Even though the next Academy Awards are getting delayed, thanks to the coronavirus and the resultant lockdown, but the 2020 Emmy Awards will still continue as per schedule. ABC has announced that television star Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the 72nd Emmy Awards which, as of now, still are going to be held on September 20th. Impressively, the hosting duty will be Kimmel’s third for the awards as he previously took the center stage back in 2012 and 2016. For now, there is no reveal of venue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and so no knowledge of the telecast.
Jimmy Kimmel Talks About Upcoming Awards Hosting
Speaking to USA Today, Jimmy Kimmel expressed his confusion over how the awards are going to be held. He told me that he doesn’t know where the awards are going to take place or how they will run it.
“I don’t know where we will do this or how we will do this or even why we are doing this, but we are doing it and I am hosting it.” – Jimmy Kimmel
Furthermore, ABC is currently looking into more options for running the show. The Emmy Awards plans, apart from the traditional broadcast in a theater, also include a virtual setting which they will produce remotely. This is what the entertainment president Karey Burke said in the interview:
“Jimmy [Kimmel] and the team are being very thoughtful and exploring all options. We’re waiting until the last possible moment to pivot. Luckily Jimmy in particular has some experience with that.”
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted much of the Hollywood plans, if not anything else. With a huge death toll that rose up, almost all of the entertainment business was put on hold and shows were forced to produce episodes from their homes. Some of these include The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Previously, Oscars announced that they won’t air their ceremony before April 25, 2021.