Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    Jimmy Kimmel To Host This Year’s Emmy Awards Amid Global Pandemic


    American TV host Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2020 Primetime Emmys for ABC. However, it is still unclear that this year’s Emmy’s, which are set to take place on September 20, will be virtual or live in-person amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ show host, who will also serve as executive producer on the event said, “I don’t know where we will do this or how we will do this or even why we are doing this, but we are doing it and I am hosting it.” According to the reports, the news of Jimmy’s third go as Emmy emcee was announced by the network on Tuesday. It comes a day after the Television Academy announced that the Creative Arts ceremonies would be going virtual, simultaneously acknowledging that the likely limitations brought on by COVID-19 mean the main September telecast will likely be quite different from years past. The ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke said, “We know Jimmy Kimmel will deliver a uniquely entertaining, funny and moving Primetime Emmys show. He’s a true master of ceremonies who reveres this industry and its people; and just as Jimmy has done with his own show over the past few months, he will tackle this momentous event with heart and humour, and bring some much-needed joy and optimism to our television colleagues and viewers at home.” Lately, the ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ host has been filming a version of his late-night show from his home since March.

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