ABC said the Emmy TV Awards, one of the biggest events in the entertainment industry, will be held on September 20 as scheduled and that broadcaster Jimmy Kemel will be the presenter.
The network, which is part of The Walt Disney Company, did not provide details on how to hold the ceremony, which presents the highest awards for television work at a time when the Corona virus pandemic caused the cancellation of a number of live broadcasts. “I don’t know where we will do it, how we will do it, or even why we will do it, but we will hold it (the ceremony) and I will present it,” Kemmel said in a statement.
The concert is usually broadcast live in Los Angeles in front of a crowd of the brightest stars and is preceded by ceremonies on the red carpet. It was not clear if the event would take place this year due to restrictions on large gatherings and the need to adhere to social separation.
According to Variety magazine, a statement said that details of how it would produce the show would be announced soon. Study scenarios include setting up a fully virtual event or displaying a mix of pre-recorded shots with some stars appearing on the Internet.