A special event in the quarantine calendar is the 72nd annual Emmy's nominations which usually takes place in Television Academy building in North Hollywood. This year, however, things are naturally looking very different, which means they will be broadcast live via the Emmy's official website on July 28, at 11:30 AM EST/8:30 AM PDT/. The 72nd Emmy Awards are set to be produced by Jimmy Kimmel and are scheduled for Sept. 20, 8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT, which is likely to be a virtual event as well, given the current state of everything and the fact that COVID-19 has gone literally nowhere.
Hosts for the virtual nomination event will include Leslie Jones of SNL, joined by Laverne Cox, Josh Gad, Tatiana Maslany and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma.
With literally everyone using and abusing their Netflix/Stan/Hulu subscriptions since March, there is definitely a lot to talk about television-wise, noting that it is arguably one of the biggest times for television right now. So many of the shows we've torn through in the past months will likely (hopefully) be among the nominations.
We know from speculation that Emmy favourites like 'The Crown' and 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' will be among nominations, as well as some smaller production titles, considering significantly larger, cult series are out of the way this year. Among these, we've been reading, could be Netflix's stunning and harrowing 'Unbelievable', Hulu's 'Mrs. America' and HBO's 'Watchman'.
We are hoping that with the influx of releases in the past months, and larger shows having finished (like Game of Thrones), this will carve some room for less popular but equally as deserving titles to take centre stage, considering there have been so many releases this year with their fingers on the pulse - providing relevant and necessary commentary on the world we experience today, as well as fun and cult-worthy new series of their own, such as RUSSH favourites Hulu and BBC's 'Normal People' and Stans ''The Great'.
The Emmy's Nominations are available to live stream here.