Emmys 2020 Are Going To Be Virtual Due To The Pandemic
It shouldn’t be a surprise right now, but the Emmys 2020 are going to be virtual. This decision was made in light of the Coronavirus pandemic and to keep in line with social distancing rules.
Television Academy sends letter to nominees
In a letter sent by the television academy to the nominees of the 2020 Emmys, they revealed that the award ceremony is going to be virtual. Their statement read:
“As ABC and the Television Academy continue to formulate plans for the Emmys telecast, producers have taken the proactive step of reaching out to some nominees now to inform them of our intent to deliver a live show that is both celebratory and safe. We look forward to sharing information with you in the weeks ahead, as we solidify our plans for TV’s biggest night.”
You got it right. The biggest annual night on Television, the 72nd Television Academy awards, will be virtual. And the Television Academy sent a special letter to the nominees of Emmy 2020, which read:
“We are assembling a top notch team of technicians, producers and writers to work closely with Jimmy Kimmel and with you and your team, to make sure that we can film with you (and loved ones or whomever else you choose to be with) at your home, or another location of your choice. We’re going to make you look fabulous – we’re exploring the cutting edge of technology to allow to use good cameras and lighting and look forward to working with you to produce your unique “on screen” moments.”
It’s good that the Television Academy is taking measures to protect actors from the pandemic. But, it does open up a lot of possibilities for some really fun things happening at the Emmys 2020.
The funny things that can happen at Emmys 2020
With a virtual Emmys 2020, we know actors will be giving their tearful speeches on-screen with WiFi. But, just imagine if their Wi-Fi goes down as they cry over their hard work? That’s just one of the many fun instances that can happen at the 2020 Emmys.
We know it’s a heartbreaking moment for nominees to see someone else win. However, now they’ll just turn off their screens and pretend like they never went to the 2020 Emmys. And instead of the news discussing the star’s lavish outfits, they’ll be discussing their home furniture background, and pets. These are just a few of the many things we may get to see at Emmys 2020. But, one thing we won’t be seeing many of are Latinx actors. And it’s a travesty that lack of diversity is still an issue in 2020 for the Television Academy.