The first major entertainment industry awards since the pandemic struck will be broadcast on ABC and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who told the Hollywood Reporter that he enjoys “putting myself in difficult situations. So if the worst happens and it all breaks down, there will definitely be a part of me that is amused by it.”
Having watched other award shows that have focused on taped elements — including the BET Awards and Daytime Emmys in June — the primetime Emmys have gone in a different direction, with 130 cameras being dispatched to 20 cities and 10 countries.
“None of us have ever done anything on this scale before,” said producer Reginald Hudlin, with his partner on the show, Ian Stewart, likening the process to “trying to watch 130 sports matches at the same time.”
The expectation is…