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Emmy Awards downsized, to be held outdoors due to Covid-19 concerns


This year’s Emmy Awards, which will be hosted by comedian and actor Cedric the Entertainer, will take place outdoors and tickets to the show have been limited because of the resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic in the US.

The 73rd edition of the annual awards will also have fewer nominations, fewer guests, a limited red carpet and will be staged partially outdoors.

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According to a statement released on the Emmys website the number of attending nominees has been limited too. “We are excited to be welcoming live audience back to the Emmys this year.

“However, following discussions with health and safety experts for Los Angeles County and the Emmy ceremonies, the Television Academy has concluded that we must further limit the number of nominees attending the Creative Arts Emmys on September 11 and 12 as well as 73rd Emmy on September 19,” read the statement.

They continue, “Although invitations have just been mailed out, nominated teams of three or more will now be limited to no more than four tickets per nomination.

“Unfortunately this means not all nominees will be able to attend this year’s awards.

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“We recommend those on nominated teams coordinate between themselves and identify how they will allot their four tickets prior to filling out the RSVP form.

“The Television Academy will reach out to any nominated teams who have already responded requesting more than four tickets.”

The statement also stated that this has been done to ensure that social distancing audiences is made possible and because the health and safety of their nominees is of paramount importance.

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