The Emmy Awards Gala will take place on September 20, in which titles such as Watchmen, The Wonderful Mrs. Maisel, Ozark and Succession start as great favorites. But it will be, possibly, the most atypical ceremony in the more than 70 editions that accumulate these awards, since it will be held virtually to guarantee health security in times of coronavirus.
Thus, just a few hours after the list of nominees was released, the producers of the event, together with the gala’s master of ceremonies, Jimmy Kimmel, have sent a statement to the nominees to prepare in their homes, or wherever they are, to virtually “attend” the ceremony.
“We are delighted and honored to produce the September 20 event and we intend not only to ensure that you are not compromised by this crazy moment we are experiencing, but that it is the most memorable Emmy Gala that has ever taken place. And we all have a wonderful night, “begins the letter sent to the nominees, collected by Variety.
“As you probably guessed, we are not going to ask you to come to the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles on September 20,” the statement continues. “This year, we will continue to be the biggest night in the television industry … But we will come to you!”
For the moment, details on how the gala will take place and take place have not been revealed. But in the letter sent to the guests, the producers assure that “they are gathering a team of first-rate technicians, producers and screenwriters to work closely with presenter Jimmy Kimmel and make sure we can film with you and your loved ones on your home or any other location. “
This means that the nominees will connect their camera before reading the result, to collect their faces in a similar way to when the winners are announced at a normal Gala. The letter also explains that “they are exploring more advanced technologies to allow the use of good cameras and good live lighting.”
The producers are currently analyzing various details on the development of the event, including the option to notify the winners in advance so that they are prepared when they receive the award. “This is still television’s greatest honor and we don’t want to downplay what it means to be nominated, and perhaps win, an Emmy, but we are going to do it in a way that is appropriate for these moments (and will guarantee you a memorable night). ) “, concludes the letter
The letter sent to the nominees is signed by Jimmy Kimmel himself, as well as producers Reggie Hudlin, Ian Stewart, Guy Carrington and David Jammy of the television producer Done Dusted.