Welcome to the Wi-Fi Emmys hosted by Jimmy Kimmel in an almost empty arena.
Lights! Camera! And Hope Wi-Fi works.
72nd Emmy Awards Eastern time on Sunday night at 8pm does not look like the previous celebrations celebrating the achievements of the year on television and streaming.
The red carpet? Cancel. Did the actors sit shoulder to shoulder in the auditorium because the envelopes were not printed? No.
Jimmy Kimmel sees more than 100 nominees from the almost empty Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles – and broadcasts themselves – from Berlin to Foytville, Ga.
The show’s producers, ABC and Hulu Live, have encouraged nominees to dress the way they want to – and feel free to have their children and family pets in bed when the winners are announced.
Temporary quality has sparked interest in awards nights that have become obsolete in recent years. Despite the boom in scripted entertainment, Emmy ratings have plummeted. The show has attracted over 6.9 million viewers Last year, Less.
In an effort to keep the broadcast as smooth as possible, the Television Academy sent each nominee a kit with instructions on how to put together a DIY studio. It comes complete with ring light, microphone, laptop and camera. After that, it was the nominees and their Wi-Fi signals doing the dirty work of transmitting live images to viewers’ screens.
“We hope there’s no big crash,” Guy Carrington, executive producer of Emmys, said in an interview.
Dozens of presenters and entertainers will join Kimmel on a stage built above the Staples Center basketball court. The show moved from its usual location, the Microsoft Theater to the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers home, as the arena had the technology to place dozens of remote feeds.
“We’ve all done some of the biggest award shows so far, but none of us have done anything at this level before,” said executive producer Reginald Hudlin.
In addition to the tech challenges, the ceremony will also include straightforward acceptance speeches. In the wake of the Seering President campaign, winners can go into issues including national reckoning on racial relations and police brutality; The pandemic that killed 200,000 Americans; And the changing climate that contributes to the wildfires that have devastated the West Coast.
The ceremony usually takes three hours, but the producers are careful to determine the running time.
“Does anyone know?” Said executive producer Ian Stewart. “It may be under. It may be the way. It may be on time. I think it is unlikely.”
Logan Roy will be battling ‘Baby Yoda’ in the Best Drama category.
Oh, right: there are winners and losers, too.
HBO’s Operative Drama, “Inheritance, ”Is the most prestigious award, the favorite for best play. This history of the Cutthroat clan won Best Drama honors at the Golden Globes and Television Critics Association Awards earlier this year and the show’s creator Jesse Armstrong won the Emmy for Best Drama Writing in 2019.
Other competitors ranked “Game of Thrones”, the four-time record-tying HBO legend in the category. On Netflix “Crown”And“ Ozark. “Don’t count on Baby Yoda smash,”Mandolorian. The Disney + Action-Adventure series has won several Technology Creative Arts Emmys, given last week, and Television Academy voters will not be beating their noses at Mass Entertainment.
The limited series category has become the glamor zone of the Emmy celebration, with its big stars and blockbuster budgets. This year, a couple of shows facing social issues are at the forefront: HBO’s “Watchmen”And FX and Hulu Mini-Series“Mrs. America. ”
“Watchmen,” Damon Lindelof is the winner of the prestigious take on the comic book genre. In addition to receiving the highest number of nominations in any series this year, it recently won the Television Critics Association Award for Best Series. At the same event, “Mrs. America, ”the scrutiny of the war for equal rights reform has been closed.
“Watchmen” star Regina King, Cate Blanchett, also likes to beat “Mrs.” America ”star, in the Best Actress category in a limited series. If King wins, she will take home her fourth Emmy statue.
Will this be a big end to ‘Shits Creek’?
In the story of the recent show-business lore, the “breaking bad” cable channel received critical raves and low ratings over the years on AMC. Re-broadcast on Netflix, and by the end of its final season, millions of viewers began watching “Breaking Bad” on AMC – and it won the best play, Emmy.
“Shits Creek”Hoping for a similar arc.
The Canadian comedy created by Dan and Eugene Levy, which airs on pop TV in the United States, is more than a cult following before Netflix aired its past seasons. Now, a few months after the series ended, “Shit’s Creek” is a favorite to win Best Comedy. Last week, the show won Best Casting for Comedy at the Creative Arts Emmys – and that award recipient has won every single best comedy of the past five years.
But Television Academy voters adore Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Mycel” as the winner of the Best Comedy Emmy in 2018. Mid Century Romp from Amy Sherman-Palladino has the second highest Emmy nominations at any show this year. The “Insecure” HBO comedy created by Issa Ray and Larry Wilmore is also running.
Olivia Coleman can win her first Emmy. Laura Lynn could take her fifth place.
Oscar and Golden Globe winner Olivia Coleman plays a major role in NetflixCrown, ”Will have to face four times Emmy winner Laura Lynne, Star of Netflix’s “Ozark” in the Best Actress category. Other nominees include Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”), last year’s Best Drama winner, Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”), her cast Sandra Oh and last year’s Breakout star Zendia (“Euphoria”).
Brian Cox And Jeremy Strong, who is portrayed as the father and son of a conflicting dynasty in “Inheritance”, compete with each other in real life, as top contenders for best actor in a play. If they split the vote, “Ozark” star Jason Bateman could be the beneficiary.
Look for some Emmy love for nominees Katherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy in the main acting comedy categories for their roles as a couple in “Shit’s Creek”. The two stars in the series have already won Emmys – but since the early 1980s, they have been recognized as writers for their work on the Canadian comedy series “SCTV”.
In fact, “30 Rock,” (Tina Faye, Alec Baldwin), “All in the Family” (Carol O’Connor, Jean Stapleton) and only a few series in the same year won Best Comedy and Top Acting honors. “The Dick Van Dyke Show” (Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore).
‘SNL’ continues its line as an Emmy machine.
It’s hard to remember a time when “Saturday Night Live” was not in Emmy’s favor.
But the recent winning streak of Lorn Michaels ’NBC Jaggernet continues. “SNL” won the Best Sketch Variety series for the fourth year in a row and it also garnered guest acting honors.
Maya Rudolph won Best Guest Actress in a Comedy for portraying Kamala Harris. Eddie Murphy was given guest acting honors for his hosting duties in the same episode, in which he replayed vintage characters such as Gamby, Buckwheat and Mr. Robinson. It was his first Emmy win. Dan Roy King was best directed in a variety of sketch series for his work on the episode hosted by Murphy.
“SNL” is the most decorated series in Emmys history, winning 73 Primetime Emmys.
Cherry Jones (“Legacy”) and Ron Cephas Jones (“It’s Us”) won the Drama Guest Acting Awards. Rupal of “Rupal’s Drag Race” won the Best Host of the Reality Series for the fifth time, setting a record in this category.
All of these awards were presented at the weekly Creative Arts Emmy Virtual Ceremony. Now the technical and guest acting honors are not over, with “The Mandolorian” and “Watchmen” leading the overall Emmy success, going at 7 p.m.
In recent years, Netflix and HBO have fought hard against each other on the big night, and each has won 19 Emmys so far this week.
The final 23 awards will be presented at the event on Sunday.
Was Trevor Noah the winner of the Best Diversified Talk Series of the Year?
For the past 17 years, Joan Stewart, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver have won the Best Variety Talk Series Award, and Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” has won this category for four years in a row.
But is there upset in the preparation?
Trevor Noah, who has hosted “The Daily Show” since 2015, won over viewers and critics with his remote episodes during the epidemic, especially as he emphasized police brutality and racism amid protests across the country following the assassination of George Floyd. If Noah wins, it’s a boon to Comedy Central and a host to a host who once doubted he could own “The Daily Show”.