Emmy Awards ceremony to be held online due to coronavirus pandemic

Emmy Awards ceremony to be held online due to coronavirus pandemic
Los Angeles: Following the announcement of nominations, the Emmy Awards management has informed top nominees that the ceremony due in September will be held online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to details, the announcement was expected in view of the lockdowns and restrictions in check due to coronavirus outbreak which has wreaked havoc in the entertainment industry.

The Emmys, which is a television's equivalent of Academy Awards, are scheduled to take place on September 20.

The award show will be the first major ceremony in Hollywood since the coronavirus crisis began.

Prominent talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the festivities broadcast on ABC.

The organizers informed about the decision to selected nominees through a letter and said that they were forced to make the tough decision to hold the ceremony online given the circumstances.

"We'll be producing an event that is filled with warmth and humanity, which celebrates the power of television to bring us together and to help us shape our world," they wrote.

The letter said that organisers would work closely with the nominees, filming them at home and other locations, to ensure they stand out on the big night.

The nominations for the Emmy Awards 2020 were announced on Tuesday by former 'Saturday Night Live' star Leslie Jones, who was virtually joined by Laverne Cox, Josh Gad and Tatiana Maslany.

Here's a list of some of the major categories:

 

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jeremy Irons, Watchmen

Hugh Jackman, Bad Education

Paul Mescal, Normal People

Jeremy Pope, Hollywood

Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much is True

 

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

 

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America

Toni Collette, Unbelievable

Margo Martindale, Mrs. America

Jean Smart, Watchmen

Holland Taylor, Hollywood

Tracey Ullman, Mrs. America

 

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen

Jovan Adepo, Watchmen

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. the Reverend

Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen

Dylan McDermott, Hollywood

Jim Parsons, Hollywood

 

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

 

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

Zendaya, Euphoria

 

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nicholas Braun, Succession

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show

Kieran Culkin, Succession

Mark Duplass, The Morning Show

Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul

Matthew Macfadyen, Succession

Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid's Tale

Jeffery Wright, Westworld

 

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Julia Garner, Ozark

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve

Sarah Snook, Succession

Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies

Samira Wiley, The Handmaid's Tale

 

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Biedel, The Handmaid's Tale

Laverne Cox, Orange is the New Black

Cherry Jones, Succession

Phylicia Rashad, This is Us

Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder

Harriet Walter, Succession

 

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Ramy Youssef (Ramy)

Anthony Anderson (black-ish)

Don Cheadle (Black Monday)

Ted Danson (The Good Place)

Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)

Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek)

 

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me

Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek

Issa Rae, Insecure

Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish