June 18, 2020

Creative Arts Emmys Goes Virtual, Daytime Gets Primetime Air Date

The TV awards season receives a shakeup. 

The Primetime Emmys are not the only show in town when it comes to television honors. The Creative Arts Emmys and Daytime Emmys hand out over a hundred different awards recognizing artisans behind the camera and daytime programming.  

The Television Academy announced that the 2020 Creative Arts Emmys will be going virtual, taking place over several nights in September. However, the format is currently in development and the show has yet to announce a host(s). The ceremonies award artists and craftspeople across all genres including documentary, comedy, drama, and movies, among others. Past winners include Atlanta DP Christian Sprenger for the episode Teddy Perkins, Bob Bronow for the immersive sound work on Deadliest Catch, and editor Kelley Dixon of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul fame. 

The Television Academy also announced it will forgo its Governors Ball events that follow both the Creative Arts Emmys and Emmys shows as a precautionary measure to those who would have attended. 

For this year's Primetime Emmy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel returns as host for the third time, previously hosting the 64th and 68th Emmy Awards. The late-night comedian will also serve as executive producer for the 72nd Emmy Awards telecast set to air September 20th on ABC. Nominations will be announced by the Television Academy on Tuesday, July 28th. Details of the show to follow. 

The 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards returns to broadcast primetime for the first time since 2011 and will also be a virtual event. The show is scheduled to air on CBS as a 2-hour live show on Friday, June 26th at 8-10 PM ET/PT. The exact format of the show is still unclear.      

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