2020 Emmys Will Be Virtual

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The Sept. 20 Emmy Awards will be virtual. Executive producers of the Emmys, including host Jimmy Kimmel, sent a letter to nominees that asked them to participate from a remote location. 

“As you’ve probably guessed, we’re not going to be asking you to come to the Microsoft Theatre in downtown LA on September 20th,” read the letter, published in Variety. “This year, it’s still going to be [the] TV industry’s biggest night out… but we’ll come to you!”

The producers plan to film the nominees at home. They told nominees in the letter that they aim to “create a moment that is more relaxed, more entertaining, more enjoyable not only for you, but for the millions watching at home.”

Reggie Hudlin, Ian Stewart, Guy Carrington and David Jammy are the other executive producers. They said the “informal theme for the night is ‘come as you are, but make an effort!’”

It is the 72nd annual Emmy Awards. The Television Academy gives out the awards for the best in television. ABC will telecast the event. 

Kimmel is host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC. 

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Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.