Emmys 2020: How to Watch, Who’s Nominated, Who’s Hosting, and More
The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled to air live Sunday, Sept. 20 at 8/7c on ABC, even as Hollywood is still figuring out best practices for returning to production. Jimmy Kimmel is hosting this year’s telecast for the third time, and while the third time might be the charm, this will certainly look different than any of his previous years on the Emmys stage. Now that the list of Emmy nominees is here, let’s look forward to what TV’s biggest night has in store for us. Read on to find out everything we know so far about the 2020 Emmys.
Who are the 2020 Emmy nominees?
Netflix dominated this year’s Emmy nominations with a whopping 160 nods across categories, including 18 nominations for Ozark, 13 for The Crown, and 12 for Hollywood. Meanwhile, HBO’s Watchmen was the most-nominated program of all, with 26 nods.
There were also some major snubs, including the fact that Rhea Seehorn was again overlooked despite a stellar showing in Better Call Saul‘s penultimate season, and other stars who were highly prolific this year were somehow also omitted from the list. On the bright side, there’s a lot more diversity to be found in this year’s nominations. Check out the full list of Emmy nominees here.
When are the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards?
This year’s Emmys are set to air on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 8/7c on ABC. It hasn’t yet been announced whether this will be a virtual ceremony, or if it will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles per usual.
What channel are the Emmys on this year?
After airing on Fox in 2019, the 2020 Emmys telecast will return to ABC.
How can you watch the Emmys?
In addition to the live TV broadcast, those with cable subscriptions can tune in via ABC’s site. The Emmys website typically hosts a backstage livestream during the show, though there’s no telling yet how that will be impacted by the potential changes to the ceremony.
When are the Creative Arts Emmys?
The Television Academy announced that the Creative Arts Emmys are going virtual this year. Originally set to air over two nights on Sept. 12-13, the annual awards have been moved to a currently unannounced date in September. The ceremony format is still being developed.
Who is hosting the Emmys?
After last year’s host-less Emmys, Jimmy Kimmel is set to host and executive produce this year’s broadcast. He previously emceed the awards in 2012 and 2016. Upon announcing his return, Kimmel appeared to be just as confused as anyone about what the job will entail this year, writing in a tweet, “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.”