Producers of those 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards made the choice to go digital this yr in July after the novel coronavirus pandemic disrupted their best-laid plans for an in-person ceremony. In a letter to appearing nominees, they promised a present “stuffed with heat and humanity, which celebrates the ability of tv to deliver us collectively and to assist us form our world.”
Additionally they requested nominees to decorate up — if solely a bit of! “Our casual theme for the evening is ‘come as you’re, however make an effort!’” they wrote, per Selection. Right here’s the news on this yr’s Primetime Emmys telecast.
What are the Emmy Awards given for?
The Academy of Tv Arts & Sciences — higher often known as the Tv Academy — palms out Primetime Emmy Awards to honor excellence in primetime tv over the previous yr — particularly, the start of June of the prior yr to the top of Might of the present yr.
“The Primetime Emmy Award is a logo of peer recognition from over 24,000 Tv Academy members,” the Tv Academy explains. “Every member casts a poll for the class of competitors of their discipline of experience.”
The Primetime Emmy Awards are doled out to the producers of essentially the most excellent comedies, dramas, restricted sequence, competitors program, tv motion pictures, selection sketch sequence, and selection discuss sequence; essentially the most excellent writers and administrators of comedies, dramas, restricted sequence, motion pictures, and dramatic specials; and essentially the most excellent lead and supporting stars of comedies, dramas, restricted sequence, and flicks.
There are different Emmy Award ceremonies, too: the Daytime Emmys, the Sports activities Emmys, the Engineering Emmys, the Worldwide Emmys, the Regional Emmys, and the Information & Documentary Emmy Awards.
And as for Emmy herself? The statuette depicts a winged lady, representing “the muse of artwork,” holding an atom, representing the “electron of science,” in line with the Tv Academy. And winners aren’t kidding after they say the statuette is heavy: It’s manufactured from copper, nickel, silver and gold, and it weighs 6 kilos and 12 ounces.