No surprise, but Emmys 2020 is becoming virtual.
Shortly after the nominations were announced yesterday, this year’s Emmy executive producers – including host Jimmy Kimmel – sent a letter to key nominees informing them that this year’s ceremony would be virtual and asking them to prepare to attend from home or wherever they want. a flat.
“As you may have guessed, we won’t ask you to come to the Microsoft Theater in downtown LA on September 20th,” the letter said in part. “This year will still be the biggest night of the television industry … but we will come to you!”
Details are still being prepared, but the letter says: “We are assembling a top team of technicians, producers and writers to work closely with Jimmy Kimmel and you and your team to make sure we can shoot with you (and loved ones). or with whomever you choose to be) in your home or elsewhere of your choice. We will make you look great ̵1; we are researching the latest technology that allows you to use good cameras and lighting, and we look forward to working with you to create unique moments on the screen.
The letter was signed by Kimmel, as well as EP colleagues Reggie Hudlin and Ian Stewart, Guy Carrington and David Jammy from TV producer Done + Dusted.
Television broadcasters are still mulling up specifics, including which elements will be live or whether winners will be notified in advance. Shared insiders: “As ABC and the Television Academy continue to develop plans for Emmys television, the producers have taken an active step to reach out to nominees to inform them of their intention to conduct a live show that is both famous and safe. . “
Read the full letter below:
The manufacturers of Emmys 2020 congratulate you on the incredible appreciation of your work.
We are delighted and honored that the event takes place on September 20th and we intend not only to ensure that it is not threatened by this crazy moment in our lives, but also that it is the most memorable Emmys of all time and that you have a wonderful night. As you may have guessed, we won’t ask you to come to the Microsoft Theater in downtown LA on September 20th. This year will still be the biggest night of the television industry … but we will come to you!
At a time like this, we take the opportunity to create a moment that is more relaxed, fun, and enjoyable not only for you, but for millions of home-based viewers. It’s still the highest honor of television and we never want to lose the meaning of an Emmy nomination, and maybe a win, but we’ll do it the way it’s right for the moment (and guarantee you an unforgettable night). .
However, we cannot ignore the circumstances and, in addition to the fact that we CANNOT meet in one place, we also recognize that our world is going through many challenges. We will make an event that is full of warmth and humanity and that celebrates the power of television that unites us and helps us shape our world. You are an essential part of this story.
What does all this mean for September 20th?
We are assembling a top team of technicians, producers and writers to work closely with Jimmy Kimmel and you and your team to make sure we can make a film with you (with your loved ones or anyone else you choose). home or other place of your choice. We will make you look great – we are researching the latest technology that allows you to use good cameras and lighting, and we look forward to working with you create unique moments “on the screen”.
What are you wearing ??? Our informal theme for the night is “come as you are, but make an effort!”
If you want to be in formal wear, we’d love to, but just as if you’re in the UK and you have 3:00, you may want to be in designer pajamas and record from bed! We want to work with you to create your moments, but we want you to guide us at your level of comfort – where you want to be, who you want to be with, what you want to wear, etc.
In the coming days, Jen Jenctor, our talented producer and her special team at Cultivated Entertainment, will join you to talk about the details.
With respect and admiration
Jimmy Kimmel, Ian Stewart, Reggie Hudlin, Guy Carrington and David Jammy
Executive Producers, 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards
Michael Schneider contributed to this report.