Entertainment Emmys 2020: Jimmy Kimmel's delivers the most unusual opening monologue yet

05:20  21 september  2020
05:20  21 september  2020 Source:   celebrity.nine.com.au

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2020 Emmy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel opened the Emmys with a monologue —read and watch the Emmys opener here. The Emmys have been around since the '40 s , so it' s not exactly an awards show with a lot of firsts—but this year didn't leave them much of a choice.

Following the monologue proper, Kimmel walked from centerstage to an area with a huge, curved wall of 100 screens, with live feeds from nominees Move on Jimmy on September 20, 2020 6:21 pm. Not everyone shares your politics Jimmy not even in this town. What, no black face or ‘N’ words tonight?

This year's Emmys will probably be the strangest one yet. There is no audience, no red carpet, and winners are calling in via video chat to accept their awards.

It's a weird ceremony for a weird year. Which is exactly what Jimmy Kimmel addressed in his opening monologue, where he questioned why we even need this frivolous ceremony in light of everything else that's happening in the world.

"The big question is why would have you an award show in the middle of a pandemic, no seriously, I'm asking why are we having an awards show in the middle of a pandemic," Kimmel began.

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Jimmy Kimmel ' s Emmy monologue . Watch video of the opening of the 2020 Emmys . Jimmy Kimmel kicked off the 72nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday with a monologue delivered to… old The challenging conditions, of course, gave the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host plenty of fodder

Jimmy Kimmel delivered a hilarious and heartfelt opening monologue at the 2020 Emmy Awards. The virtual show hosted by Jimmy Kimmel had appearances from celebrity presenters as MORE : 2020 Emmys winners: See the full list. "This has been a miserable year. It' s been a year of division

But he went on to talk about how, during this scary and uncertain time, TV is always there for us.

Jimmy Kimmel wearing a suit and tie: Jimmy Kimmel delivered an unusual monologue. © ABC America Jimmy Kimmel delivered an unusual monologue.

"We've been quarantined, confined to our homes, in a dark and lonely tunnel. We found a friend, who is there for us 24 hours a day. Television is your friend. The world may be terrible but TV has never been better. Tonight we are paying tribute to the great shows and the history-making nominees."

Though the first few minutes of his monologue featured clips of the audience from previous years, Kimmel then revealed that he was actually performing to an empty arena. "I'm up here all alone, just like prom night. Of course I'm here all alone, of course we don't have an audience. Instead of a live audience, we have cardboard cutouts of the nominees."

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Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 2020 Emmys by opening the virtual ceremony with an equally hilarious and heartfelt monologue . "We're doing this as safely as we possibly can," he previously joked to "Good Morning America" about the safety precautions being taken at the awards show

Jimmy Kimmel opened the first-ever virtual Emmy Awards on stage at the Staples Center in Los The move made the monologue both more reassuringly familiar, yet also more bizarre, at the This isn’t a MAGA rally, it’ s the Emmys ." – " The most nominated show of the year is Watchmen, with 26

However, Jason Bateman made an actual appearance!

"We are attempting to do something that has never been done before. We have live feeds to more than 100 locations around the world. You know how hard it is to get your parents to FaceTime? Multiply that by a lot."

a group of people playing instruments and performing on a stage: It was an almost empty audience. © Arena It was an almost empty audience.

He showed off their "nerve centre" of the show, where he stood in front of a giant video wall showing live feeds of all the nominees in their homes. When he asked who'd already started drinking, basically everyone raised their hands.

Though it's certainly an unconventional ceremony, they're definitely nailing it.

a man standing in front of a crowd: The Emmys is crossing to over 100 live locations. © Twitter The Emmys is crossing to over 100 live locations.

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Emmy Awards air as giant video conference with TV's top stars(Reuters) - The Emmy Awards aired as a live, virtual ceremony on Sunday, bringing Hollywood television stars together, distantly, through a giant would-be Zoom call with host Jimmy Kimmel.

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