Jimmy Kimmel, the Late-night show host, hosted the 72nd Emmy Awards last night, on Sunday. This is also the first-ever awards show held virtually. Jimmy was joined with actor Jennifer Aniston onstage at the Staples Center in LA.
Both of them had a fun banter when they indulged in sixty feet of social distance. Although, Jennifer tried explaining to Jimmy that it was supposed to be six feet. Jennifer Anniston herself was nominated in the lead actress drama category for The Morning Show. She and Jimmy Kimmel announced the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series together.
Anniston to the rescue!
What came after was a fiery moment and quite literally. To be a bit more cautious on the subject of coronavirus, the host sprayed the envelope with sanitizer. And quite a lot of it. Soon after that Jimmy threw the envelope with the winner’s name into the bucket. It was then lit for five seconds by Jimmy. Jennifer expressed her thoughts regarding the matter, saying:
“That’s a little extreme, Jimmy.”
Jennifer Aniston extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher. Jimmy picked up the burnt envelope enveloping the placard with the winner’s name. He used a pair of tongs, only to realize that the fire had reignited. Anniston tried extinguishing the flame, that reignited yet again. After her third attempt, she was able to put out the fire.
Jimmy then tweeted and shared the video of Jennifer putting out the fire and saving the Emmys 2020.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 21, 2020
Jennifer Anniston’s preparations for Emmys
Earlier that morning, Jennifer Anniston posted a glimpse of her preparation session. For Emmys award ceremony on Instagram. She put up a picture in her pajamas and the “other” kind of mask.
She congratulated her fellow nominees in the caption saying:
“Emmys prep… In my other mask.
Congratulations to the nominees and all of the amazing performances we’ve seen this year.”
Whitney Cummings took to Instagram to comment on Jennifer’s post.
“Wait what is this robe.”
Emmys without a red carpet
Jimmy Kimmel took responsibility as the host for the 72nd Emmys. He addressed an empty theater in Los Angeles, which remained under very strict lockdown. The winners of the ceremony received their trophies at home this year because of the deadly coronavirus pandemic. On the other hand, a red carpet with a star-studded audience was not held this year. This was saddening for many. The Emmys Awards 2020 are the first significant award show to happen in the plague-era.