Biggest TV night could be scaled down again after Los Angeles saw spikes in COVID-19 cases. After announcing that this year’s awards ceremony will have a limited red carpet, the Emmys also announced that there will be a limited number of places for the nominees on September 19, as well as for the Creative Arts Ceremony on September 11 and 12, via Deadline.
This means that tickets for the nominees will be limited to four per nominee. The ceremony will also implement an indoor / outdoor and socially distant seating arrangement, similar to this year’s Grammy Awards. CBS will host all ceremonies on the Event Deck at LA Live, behind the Microsoft Theater. The event was to take place at the Microsoft Theater.
“Unfortunately, this means that not all nominees will be able to attend this year’s awards,” the Academy said in a statement to Hollywood journalist. However, officials will not reduce the guest list as it is up to the nominated teams to decide who will attend the event. This means that not all nominees will be able to attend the event, and it will be up to the team to decide who comes before confirming their attendance.
Shows with many nominations in all categories will have the most difficulty deciding who gets to attend the ceremony. These shows include that of Hulu The Handmaid’s Tale, Disney + WandaVision and The Mandalorian, NBC Saturday Night Live, and Apple TV Ted lasso – all with 20 or more applications.
Further concerns arise as coronavirus cases continue to rise due to the delta variant. “The health and safety of our candidates is of paramount importance,” continued the Academy in its statement to Hollywood journalist. “Conversations are ongoing and we will provide more information as it becomes available.”
The Emmys air September 19 on CBS with Cedric the Entertainer hosting.