The 2020 Emmy nominees have been announced, with Watchmen emerging as the frontrunner and Netflix chalking up the most nominations, but 2020 is not an ordinary year, and the ceremony will not be ordinary either. With much of the US still in lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Emmy ceremony will be a digital event, with no big gathering.
Variety has gotten hold of a letter sent out to the acting nominees, and it details how the digital ceremony will happen this year. The letter, which is co-signed by host Jimmy Kimmel and several producers, outlines what is expected from nominees on the night, and how they’ll be working to ensure that the September 20 ceremony is still worthwhile.
“As you’ve probably guessed, we’re not going to be asking you to come to the Microsoft Theatre in downtown LA,” the letter reads. “This year, it’s still going to be TV industry’s biggest night out… but we’ll come to you!”