It’s Nearly Emmy Time! Here’s What You Need To Know
Who else is ready for the Emmys on Sunday night!? The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will be airing LIVE on ABC this Sunday and our excitement levels here at MickeyBlog have reached fever pitch! Return to host for the third year in a row is Jimmy Kimmel who has the incredible task of bringing together 138 stars from 114 locations across 10 countries!
Due to the pandemic, Kimmel will host the show from inside Los Angeles’ Staples Center but there will be NO audience and NO red carpet. Kimmel says of the experience, “It’s the biggest possible venue.” He continued, “We want to space the few people that will be there out as much as possible.” This means that the majority of nominees, presenters and winners will be making remote appearances.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this year’s show:
How and when can I watch the pre-show?
Let’s talk pre-show. The Countdown to the Emmys is a 90-minute live special which will be hosted by Eva Pilgrim and Whit Johnson from Good Morning America along with Janai Norman from ABC News. The pre-show will be coming to you live from New York City. The live-stream will kick off at 6:30 pm EST on Sunday. The pre-show will feature live interviews with nominees, predict winners/upsets and spotlight what has been a completely unprecedented year for TV production. It’s also a great time to check out the red-carpet fashions of the past while getting a glimpse of this year’s “couch couture.
How and when can I watch the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards?
ABC will be broadcasting the show LIVE this Sunday (September 20th) starting at 8 pm ET. If you subscribe to Hulu+ LIVE TV you can also stream the ceremony live on ABC. After the Emmys stick around for a special episode of the game show Celebrity Family Feud which will feature Brad Garrett vs. Ray Romano, Fall Out Boy and Weezer.
What Has Disney Been Nominated For?
The Walt Disney Company scored a mighty 145 nominations this year. This includes:
- The Mandalorian (Disney+ 15 nominations)
- The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu +10 nominations)
- Mrs. America (Hulu +10 nominations)
- What We Do in the Shadows (Hulu) +8 nominations
- Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
- black-ish (ABC)
- Devis (Hulu)
- Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Live in Front of a Studio Audience (Hulu)
- Normal People (Hulu)
- Dancing with the Stars
- The Little Mermaid Live! (ABC)
- Modern Family (ABC)
- Ramy (Hulu)
- The Simpsons (Fox)
- The Great (Hulu)
- Life Below Zero (Disney+)
- Shark Tank (ABC)
- 2019 American Music Awards (ABC)
- Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
- A Celebration of the Music from Coco (ABC)
- The Conners (ABC)
- Forky Asks a Question (Disney+)
- Homeland (Hulu)
- How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
- The Imagineering Story (Disney+)
- National Geographic Presents Cosmos: Creating Possible Worlds (National Geographic)
- The Rookie (ABC)
- Sea of Shadows (Hulu)
- Star Wars Resistance (Disney+)
- The World According to Jeff Goldblum (Disney+)
Which celebrities will appear during the ceremony?
Familiar faces on sunday will include:
- Anthony Anderson
- Jason Bateman
- Sterling K. Brown
- Laverne Cox
- America Ferrera
- Morgan Freeman
- Ilana Glazer
- Abbi Jacobson
- Lin-Manuel Miranda
- Randall Park
- Issa Rae
- Patrick Stewart
- Jason Sudeikis
- Gabrielle Union
- Sesame Street’s Count Von Count
- J.J. Watt
- Lena Waithe
- Disney Legend Oprah Winfrey
Who will be performing?
Grammy® Award winner H.E.R. has been tapped for a special “In Memoriam” piece.
What will the virtual production look like?
With social distancing and safety guidelines in place, camera operators will be remonte and on site with most of the nominees. This means that more than 100 live feeds will be wired through the Staples Center on Emmy night. “Because we can’t really rely on people operating their equipment at home, we are sending out these video packages. It’s a box and it has a camera in it and it will connect you right to the Emmys. I guess the hope is that after the Emmys, people will send this stuff back. I don’t think I would. If I won, I would send it back,” Kimmel says. “If I didn’t win, I would keep it. That would be my award for the night.”
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