Emmy Awards ceremony to be held online due to pandemic

  • Thursday 30, July 2020 01:00 PM
  • Emmy Awards ceremony to be held online due to pandemic
Sharjah24 – AFP: A day after announcing nominations for the Emmy Awards, the Television Academy on Wednesday informed top nominees that the ceremony in September will be held online because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The announcement was expected given the restrictions and lockdowns imposed since the virus outbreak which has wreaked havoc in the entertainment industry.

The Emmys -- television's equivalent of the Oscars -- will take place on September 20 and will be the first major awards show in Hollywood since the coronavirus crisis began.

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the festivities broadcast on ABC.

In the letter sent to select nominees and the contents of which were confirmed by an Academy spokesman, organizers said they were forced to make the tough decision to hold the ceremony online given the circumstances.