The Emmy Awards, considered the “Oscars of television”, will be held this Sunday September 20 in an atypical ceremony marked by the pandemic of the coronavirus. The 72nd edition of these awards will be the first grand gala to be held in the Covid era, With all of that implies.
The most important aspect is that the event will take place remote form, that is, via streaming, so there will be no red carpet, no gala dresses, or looks to talk about later. There will be no public either, so Jimmy Kimmel, host of this edition, will not be able to interact with them or with the nominees from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
This means that the candidates for the award will be recorded in their home or in the place they prefer, and they will also have greater freedom when it comes to dressing compared to a traditional red carpet gala. “If you want to be jogging on your sofa it will be fine”, the executive producers of the event have assured Ian Stewart and Reginald hudlin, to the magazine ‘Variety’.
In addition, both have explained that they will try pan a camera as far as the nominee is immediately, to have a recording of the highest quality and avoid video calling platforms. However, this may vary depending on whether the awardee is in quarantine or not.
Schedule and where to see the gala
The virtual ceremony of the Emmy Awards It cannot be seen open from Spain. Only the private channel Movistar + will offer this Sunday the 72nd edition of these awards. To do this, people will have to get up early or stay up late, since the broadcast will take place in the early morning of September 20-21 and is estimated to start around 02:00 hours.
The 2020 Emmys can also be followed through the platform for mobile devices offered by Movistar +, Yomvi, or through official social networks of the event.
Nominees for the Emmy 2020
The main nominees are ‘Watchmen’ with 26 nominations (HBO), ‘The wonderful Mrs. Maisel’ with 20 (Amazon), ‘Succession’ (HBO) and ‘Ozark’ with 18 (Neflix). For its part, ‘The Mandalorian’, the spin-off of ‘Star Wars’ premiered on Disney +, garnered a surprising number of 15 nominations and will face off with’ The Handmaid’s Tale ‘,’The Crown‘, and’ Killing Eve ‘, among others, in the category of best drama series.
Regarding the categories of interpretation, Jennifer Aniston (‘The Morning Show’), Olivia colman (‘The Crown’), Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh (both for ‘Killing Eve’), Laura linney (‘Ozark’) and Zendaya (‘Euphoria’) will be nominated for the Emmy for best dramatic actress , while Jason bateman (‘Ozark’), Sterling K. Brown (‘This is Us’), Steve Carell (‘The Morning Show’), Brian Cox and Jeremy strong (both for ‘Succession’) and Billy porter (‘Pose’) will opt for the same prize, but in the male category.
On the other hand, Anthony Anderson (‘black-ish’), Don cheadle (‘Black Monday’), Ted danson (‘The Good Place’), Michael Douglas (‘The Kominsky method’), Eugene levy (‘Schitt’s Creek’) and Ramy Youssef (‘Ramy’) will fight for the award best comic actor, while Christina applegate and Linda Cardellini (both for ‘Dead to Me’), Rachel Brosnahan (‘The wonderful Mrs. Maisel’), Catherine O’Hara (‘Schitt’s Creek’), Issa rae (‘Insecure’) and Tracee ellis ross (‘black-ish’) are the nominees for Emmy of best comic actress.