Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Pandemic’s Price: Emmy Awards Face a 2nd Year without Governor’s Balls or Live Audiences for Shows


There will be an Emmy Awards. But it will be like last year’s show– no live audience, and no Governor’s Ball.

Same as last year.

With COVID on the rise again in Los Angeles, and the Delta variant wreaking havoc, thousands of people will not be congregating at parties or the actual show on September 19th.

Ditto for the Creative Arts Emmys on September 11th and 12th.

According to the TV Academy, they will host “a series of enhanced Emmy Nominee Celebrations in advance of the Emmys at its NoHo Arts District campus. These intimate-themed gatherings will honor nominees across the numerous peer groups.”

The big Emmys show on September 19th will be limited to nominees and their guests.

You have to feel bad for these people. They’re not getting the treatment of past Emmy players. But until everyone is vaccinated and the variants have abated, this is how things will work all over the country, not just in Los Angeles.

Get vaccinated!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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