Wind-whipped Southern California wildfires prompt mass evacuations, injure 2 firefighters    Child malnutrition reaches new highs in parts of Yemen: UN survey    Coronavirus pandemic deepens Japan's demographic crisis    Blast at Pakistani religious school kills seven, wounds more than 80    Egypt reports 167 new coroanvirus cases, 12 deaths on Monday    Oil drops 3% as virus infections, Libyan oil output rebound    Turkish lira leads EMEA FX losses as geopolitics, virus spike weighs    Live score: Zamalek v Ismaily (Egyptian Premier League)    Juventus shouldn't need a slap to wake up says coach Pirlo    Former Brazil star Ronaldinho tests positive for COVID-19    Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trials produce robust immune response in elderly: FT    Polls reopen for second day in Egypt's new House elections    Ethiopia summons US ambassador over Trump comments in dam dispute    UAE merges insurance authority with central bank: Dubai ruler tweet    BREAKING: EU calls for resumption of Ethiopia dam talks    In photos: Egyptian celebrities attend opening of El-Gouna Film Festival's 4th edition    4th El-Gouna Film Festival kicks off despite 'hardships of the cinema industry this year'    Egyptian artefacts among items sprayed with olive oil in several Berlin museums    Egyptian insurance companies' premiums 9.6% up in five months    Egypt's President Sisi names new head of anti-corruption watchdog    Egypt's offers 18 bln pounds T-bills on Sunday    EgyptAir offering discounts for some international flights    Egypt records 212 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths on Saturday    Egypt to require PCR coronavirus tests for airport travelers    Egypt sends 125 tonnes of glass by sea to Beirut    Legend Messi officially wants to leave Barcelona, hands transfer request    Global smartphone sales drop 20% in Q2, yet Apple's iPhone sales steady    Sisi: Egypt keen on establishing development projects with Iraq, Jordan    Egyptian megastar Amr Diab releases new hit music video    Making of Harry Potter will be available for fans at new park in Tokyo    Egypt's Senate elections official results to be announced Wednesday    Netflix Egypt is bringing megastar Amr Diab back with a new original    Egypt reopens Rafah border crossing for first time since April    Egypt's senate elections 2020 trending on social media in few days    African Champions League final will be played on Oct. 16-17, CAF says    No room to delay Egyptian Premier League games – EFA's board member    The Facebook Preacher's Search for Fame, and Egypt's Economy    Egypt calls on UNSC to address oil spill risks off Yemen coast    Egypt economically strong in face of COVID-19, reforms ongoing: International Cooperation Minister    Arafa Holding reports $144,000 COVID-19-related losses in April    Egypt's efforts in Libya to activate free will of Libyan people: Al-Sisi    Hyksos campaigns were internal takeover, not foreign invaders: study    COVID-19 affects Egypt sporting clubs    COVID-19 will soon turn to seasonal like swine flu: Presidential Health Advisor    ‘Egypt's Support' coalition convenes to discuss its Senate election list    Robbery attempt leads to discovery of Ptolemaic monuments in Qena    Flouting international guidance, Ethiopia unilaterally starts filling its Nile dam    Zaha speaks out after online racial abuse    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Virtual Emmy Awards set bar high with live telecast
Published in Ahram Online on 20 - 09 - 2020

The glitch at the virtual creative arts Emmy telecast was minor, but it may have provoked flashbacks for the host of Sunday's more ambitious main TV awards ceremony.
Jimmy Kimmel, who will preside over the 72nd prime-time Emmy Awards on ABC (8 p.m. EDT), was emcee of the 2017 Oscars when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly announced "La La Land'' as the best picture instead of winner "Moonlight.''
The gaffe at Saturday's Emmys for technical and other honors caused less drama, given the lack of on-stage presenters and theater audience for the FXX telecast hosted by Nicole Byer. Jason Bateman's name was announced for an award won by Ron Cephas Jones of "This Is Us,'' with the correction made after a commercial break.
Jones was good-natured about the issue when he fielded questions virtually afterward, focused instead on his second Emmy for the NBC drama and more so on his offspring, actor-singer Jasmine Cephas Jones.
He expressed delight when learning that the pair made Emmy history as the first father and daughter to win in the same year. Her short-form series acting trophy came earlier this week for Quibi's "(hash)FreeRayshawn.''
"My heart just explodes when I think about her and watch her and the success that she's had,'' he said.
Bateman, who lost for a guest role on "The Outsider,'' is competing Sunday for his role on "Ozark.''
HBO's limited series "Watchmen'' is the leading nominee, with its star and three-time Emmy winner Regina King up for honors. "Schitt's Creek'' and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'' are among the comedy series contenders, with "Succession,'' "Ozark'' and "The Mandalorian'' vying for the drama series crown.
Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell ("The Morning Show''), and Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy ("Schitt's Creek'') are among those nominated for acting trophies. "Euphoria'' star Zendaya could become the youngest winner in the drama actress category at age 24 (topping Jodie Comer, who was 26 when she won last year for "Killing Eve'').
The producers of Sunday's broadcast have said gaffes could occur. Kimmel will be on stage at downtown LA's Staples Center, central command for camera feeds relayed from 130 nominees socially distanced at home or elsewhere in 10 countries and 20 cities.
"Things aren't going to work perfectly all the time,'' said Ian Stewart, producing the ceremony with Reginald Hudlin. "The good thing about that is we've got Jimmy Kimmel, who loves live TV and loves chaos. I think he's actually hoping things do go wrong, to tell you the truth.''
Morgan Freeman, Lin-Manuel Miranda, D-Nice, Patrick Stewart and Oprah Winfrey are among those taking part in the show, which also promises the oddity of a live appearance by an alpaca named Isabella.
Other recent awards shows, including the BET Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards, bowed to the coronavirus with a mix of pre-taped and live segments. How the Emmys fare may influence Hollywood's awards season.
It's difficult to imagine Emmy Awards more representative of their time.
The ceremony is live because of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. The nominees include a record number of Black actors and other artists at a moment of racial reckoning. And a dizzying array of TV platforms are jockeying for honors, including streaming services that weren't around to compete in the last Emmys.
The creative Emmys that were handed over five days, culminating Saturday, underscore the point: awards have been collected by 29 outlets representing cable channels, streaming services and broadcast networks. So far, longtime leader HBO and rising Netflix are tied with 19 awards each, followed by Disney+ and NBC with eight honors apiece.
"The Mandalorian,'' home of the character dubbed "baby Yoda'' by fans, earned the bulk of the Disney service's honors, seven to date. "Watchmen'' has a matching number, with "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'' leading among comedies with four awards.
The comedy categories hold the promise of fresh faces, including the Muslim American series "Ramy" starred and co-creator by Egyptian-American Ramy Youssef who earned a Golden Globe in January.
For more arts and culture news and updates, follow Ahram Online Arts and Culture on Twitter at @AhramOnlineArts and on Facebook at Ahram Online: Arts & Culture

Clic here to read the story from its source.