Entertainment Everything you need to know about the Emmy Awards 2020
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We've been waiting for this night since July, when the nomineeswere announced online by Leslie Jones, Laverne Cox, Josh Gad and Tatiana Maslany.
The biggest night of the year in television is going to be a little different this September due to the current pandemic, but what exactly can we expect from the 2020 Emmy Awards?
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The 72nd Emmys will be streamed live on Sunday from an empty theatre in Los Angeles, with winners beaming in from the safety of their homes due to Covid-19. © Photo: AFP / Valerie MACON Producers of the Emmys, honouring the best in television, are scrambling to stage the awards show in the age of coronavirus. Photo: AFP / Valerie MACON Adding to the unpredictability on a night of firsts, 130-odd nominees who were sent cameras to hook up in their own living rooms have been encouraged to get creative with their speeches (and comfortable -- A-listers are invited to trade gowns and tuxedos for pajamas).
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When are the Emmy Awards 2020 taking place?
The ceremony will take place on Sunday 20 September, 8pm ET and 12am GMT.
Who is hosting the Emmy Awards 2020?
Jimmy Kimmel is returning to the helm in what will mark his third time on hosting duties.
Who is nominated for an Emmy Award 2020?
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson (Blackish)
Don Cheadle (Black Monday)
Ted Danson (The Good Place)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky method)
Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek)
Ramy Youssef (Ramy)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
Emmy Awards 2020: How and when to watch the virtual show; how stars are preparing
The presenters will be dressed in designer hazmat suits for presenting the awards, and "might be visiting winners live."The 2020 Emmy Awards will be hosted by late night show host Jimmy Kimmel. There will be more than 100 cameras to broadcast the show live with nominees stationed across the world. It will then be instantly beamed into viewers homes.
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvellous Mrs Maisel)
Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me)
Katherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)
Issa Rae (Insecure)
Tracey Ellis Ross (Blackish)
Outstanding Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Sterling K Brown (This Is Us)
Steve Carell (The Morning Show)
Brian Cox (Succession)
Billy Porter (POSE)
Jeremy Strong (Succession)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)
Olivia Colman (The Crown)
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
Laura Linney (Ozark)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Outstanding Competition Programme
The Masked Singer
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Jeremy Irons (Watchmen)
The 2020 Emmy Awards Were A Virtual Delight
Almost everything about an award show is expected. The half-funny hosts, the sticky envelopes, the touching acceptance speeches, the constant montages. Audiences have come to recognize — and perhaps dread — these longstanding traits, which might explain why ratings have plummetedin recent years. However, on Sunday night, we were given the 2020 Emmy Awards, an evening that not only celebrated the TV series that got us through this wretched year, but also championed diversity, inclusivity and originality.
Hugh Jackman (Bad Education)
Paul Mescal (Normal People)
Jeremy Pope (Hollywood)
Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much is True)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Cate Blanchett (Mrs America)
Shira Haas (Unorthodox)
Regina King (Watchmen)
Octavia Spencer (Self Made)
Kerry Washington (Little Fires Everywhere)
Outstanding Limited Series
Little Fires Everywhere
Outstanding Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dead To Me
The Good Place
The Kominsky Method
The Marvellous Mrs Maisel
What We Do in the Shadows
Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Handmaid’s Tale
Where are the Emmy Awards 2020 taking place?
This year's Emmys will take place virtually.
A letter sent to nominees and seen by Variety confirms that there will be a "top notch" team working hard to ensure that the awards are just as spectacular as ever.
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It reads: "We are assembling a top notch team of technicians, producers and writers to work closely with Jimmy Kimmel and with you and your team, to make sure that we can film with you (and loved ones or whomever else you choose to be with) at your home, or another location of your choice.
"We’re going to make you look fabulous – we’re exploring the cutting edge of technology to allow [you] to use good cameras and lighting and look forward to working with you to produce your unique ‘on screen’ moments."
What does the invite list for the Emmy Awards 2020 look like?
With the ceremony taking place virtually, nominees, their guests and the media will be sent electronic invites to watch the night unfold.
Will there be a dress code for the Emmy Awards 2020?
With no red carpet this year, dress code restrictions will no doubt be loosened, however, the letter seen by Variety did confirm that nominees are required to make "an effort".
"Come as you are — but make an effort," says the note.
Where can you watch the Emmy 2020 Awards?
UK viewers will be able to watch via the Emmys website, Facebook, and YouTube channels.
Taiwanese talent win top prizes at Golden Melody Awards .
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