The Emmy, the most important awards on American television, they have changed their plans and will celebrate a more restricted gala due to the increase in cases of contagion covid-19 and the expansion of the delta variant. The Academy of Television of the USA will organize an outdoor ceremony, to which only four representatives of each nominated team will be able to attend and there will be hardly any accredited press, quite the opposite of the original format with which Hollywood thought to welcome normality. “Following discussions with Los Angeles County health and safety experts, the Academy has concluded that we must further limit the number of nominees who will attend,” the organization said in a statement.
In mid-July, when the nominations were announced, the number of new daily coronavirus cases in Los Angeles was barely more than 1,000. A month later, the daily average is around 4,000 and keep growing. The same happens in USA, which registers an average of more than 100,000 daily positives, far from the 20,000 that it detected a month ago. The rapid growth of cases and the slow rate of vaccination have paralyzed the reopening of the US, where large cities such as New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have reimposed the use of the mask indoors and restrict social gatherings.
Regarding the awards, ‘The Crown’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ dominated with 24 nominations per head the nominations for the 73rd edition of the Emmy. Behind was the Marvel production ‘WandaVision’, which obtained 23 nominations.
‘The Boys’, ‘Bridgerton’, ‘The Crown’, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Lovecraft Country’, ‘The Mandalorian’, ‘Pose’ and ‘This is Us’ will be nominated for the best drama series award. For its part, the recognition for the best comedy will be decided between ‘Black-ish’, ‘Cobra Kai’, ‘Emily in Paris’, ‘Hacks’, ‘The Flight Attendant’, ‘The Kominsky Method’, ‘Pen15’ and ‘Ted Lasso’. The Emmy for the best Serie Limited will be disputed by ‘WandaVision’, ‘Mare of Easttown’, ‘I May Destroy You’, ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ and ‘The Underground Railroad’.