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[ # ] The Television Academy actually thinks the Emmys Awards will go on
June 15th, 2020 under Emmys

Every award show since April has been canceled, postponed, or gone virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the Primetime Emmys is planning to go on on September 29th on ABC. That is even though the Daytime and Creative Emmys are going virtual, and ATAS has canceled the Governors Ball.

The Television Academy and ABC say they “continue to plan for the 72nd Emmy Awards telecast on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. As discussions regarding the format and production of the Emmys evolve, Scherma said both the Academy and ABC are committed to delivering a show that honors television’s unparalleled role throughout 2020 in bringing people together during a worldwide pandemic as well as acknowledge and support the unprecedented national and global demand for social justice and equality.”

No offense to the other award shows, but the Emmys are too big to go virtual. They need to have the cast and crews there in the audience with the host (they need to have one of those too). The winner and the nominees cannot be sitting at home. If the Tonys can postpone their show indefinitely and the Oscars is thinking of moving their event, I cannot understand why the Emys think they can go in less than three months.

Especially since they normally lead into the fall television season, and it doesn’t look like there is going to be one in the traditional sense.

Do you think the Emmys should go on as is, or wait until things are more closer to normal?

BTW I just realized by watching last year’s opening; I didn’t watch the Emmys. Therefore, I don’t understand why I care, but I do.


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