The Emmy Awards are underway, but like everything else in 2020, the ceremony makes this a year like no other.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jimmy Kimmel is hosting to an empty audience at the Staples Center in Los Angeles while nominees watch from home.
Here is how the show is unfolding. Most recent updates on top.
‘Schitt’s Creek’ sweeps first 5 awards
“Schitt’s Creek,” which ended its six-season run this year, cleaned up the first five awards of the night, winning best actor, best actress, outstanding writing for a comedy series, outstanding directing for a comedy series and best supporting actor.
‘Television is there for you’
The Emmys this year “took a page from baseball,” Kimmel said, and “filled the seats with cardboard cutouts of the nominees.”
As COVID-19 confined everyone to their homes this year, TV became the pal we all needed, Kimmel noted in his monologue.
Television is your “big brother, sister’s sister, your momma’s family, your two dads, your three sons,” he said. “Through the good times and the ‘Breaking Bads’ … television is there for you.”