Emmys to be held in September, virtually

According to USA Today, “ABC announced that comedian Jimmy Kimmel will host this year’s 72nd Emmy Awards, which are still set to air on ABC September 20th. This will be the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host’s third time as the emcee of TV’s biggest night (he took center stage in 2012 and 2016).” “Details about how and where the telecast would be filmed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic were not yet revealed,” the report stated. Soon after the announcement, Jimmy also made a statement on Twitter. “I don’t know where we will do this or how we will do this or even why we are doing this, but we are doing it and I am hosting it,” Kimmel said in a statement. The eligibility period for Emmy Awards runs from June 1st to May 31st, and so most series that aimed to compete for this year’s awards have aired enough episodes to compete, before being affected by the mid-March production shutdown.