Here's How the 2020 Emmys Will Work

The cast of Game of Thrones poses after winning the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series in 2019

The Primetime Emmy Awards in 2020 feature 26 different categories ranging from acting and writing awards to awards for different types of programs - comedies, dramas and talk shows, among others.

Netflix's "Ozark" and HBO's "Succession" scored 18 nominations each, and are up against each other in the Best Drama Series category, alongside Netflix's "The Crown" and "Stranger Things", besides "Better Call Saul", "Killing Eve", "The Handmaid's Tale" and "The Mandalorian".

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will be held virtually this year due to coronavirus pandemic.

"Aside from NOT being able to come together in one place, we also acknowledge that our world is going through a challenging moment in many ways", according to the letter signed by the producers of the event and Kimmel. "You are an essential part of that story", the letter said.

At a time like this, we're taking the opportunity to create a moment that is more relaxed, more entertaining, more enjoyable not only for you, but for the millions watching at home. It is nonetheless television's greatest honor, and we under no circumstances want to eliminate the significance of now being nominated for, and maybe winning, an Emmy, but we're going to do in a way that is suitable to the moment (and assures you a unforgettable night).

But we can not ignore the circumstances, and aside from NOT being able to come together in one place, we also acknowledge that our world is going through a challenging moment in many ways.


I don't know about you, but I'll definitely be wearing my finest designer pajamas as I watch. Our informal theme for the night is 'come as you are, but make an effort!'

In the forthcoming times, Jen Proctor, our Talent Producer and her unbelievable group at Cultivated Enjoyment will be reaching out to you to begin speaking by means of the details.

The TV Academy and ABC, the Emmys' network home, have yet to officially comment on this news or cement any plans, and while the producers are reportedly still considering a handful of options about exactly how to approach the production, THR says that the folks in charge of the broadcast "assured different technologies would be employed to make sure the telecast has a glossier look than the Zoom specials of early quarantine".

Prime Video boasts the biggest number of nominations for a single show on a streaming service, with The Marvelous Mrs Maisel getting 20 nominations.

Half of the nominees for best comedy series were Emmy newcomers, such as female-driven Dead To Me and Issa Rae's Insecure take on 20-something Black women in Los Angeles.

Former Friends star Jennifer Aniston landed her first Emmy nomination in a dramatic role for her performance as a tough TV anchor in the Apple TV+ drama The Morning Show, which also brought nods for Steve Carell and supporting actors Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass.

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