The most important television awards this Sunday rush preparations to be held virtually.
The Emmy Awards are undoubtedly the most important awards on television and this Sunday, they will celebrate their 72nd edition virtually due to the pandemic this Sunday.
Jimmy Kimmel will be the presenter of this ceremony that will take place today at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (USA) starting at 17:00 local time (00:00 GMT on Monday), but in which, by fault from the coronavirus, there will be no red carpet, no famous guests, no speeches on stage.
With many video calls and live connections, the Emmy will try to carry out what will be the first great awards gala during the pandemic, an evening that will serve as a test for what could happen in the future with other awards such as the Oscars, the Globes de Oro or the Grammys.
As for the purely competitive part, the limited series “Watchmen” ranked as the favorite with 26 nominations ahead of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, which achieved 20 nominations, and “Ozark” and “Succession”, which were scored. each one 18 mentions.
“The Handmaid” s Tale “,” The Crown “,” Killing Eve “,” The Mandalorian “,” Better Call Saul “,” Ozark “,” Stranger Things “and” Sucession “will face each other for the Emmy at the best drama series.
The award for best comedy will be decided between “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “Dead to Me”, “The Good Place”, “Insecure”, “The Kominsky Method”, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, “Schitt’s Creek” and “What We Do in the Shadows”.
“Watchmen” starts as a featured contender in the limited series section, where “Little Fires Everywhere”, “Mrs. America”, “Unbelievable” and “Unorthodox” were also nominated.
Due to a large number of categories for these awards, the Television Academy divides the Emmy into two parts: the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which were held on five nights throughout this week; and the Primetime Emmy, which is the great gala with the sections of greatest interest to the public and which is held today.
Thus, the Creative Arts Emmy, which includes a large number of technical categories and statuettes for very specific formats of the small screen, ranked “Watchmen” and “The Mandalorian” as big winners, each taking seven statuettes.