In the days leading up to the 2020 Emmy Awards, the big concern was how the producers and host Jimmy Kimmel were going to pull off a virtual ceremony. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Kimmel would be at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Most nominees would be home or wherever they chose to be, and would be connecting remotely. The possibility of technological foul-ups and other potential disasters loomed large.
As it turned out, though, the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards show on Sunday came off with only a few technical glitches. After a fairly numbing first hour, in which all the comedy categories were lumped together, and “Schitt’s Creek” kept winning in all those categories, the show perked up. While some bits fell flat, by the time it was over, this unconventional Emmy show ultimately felt lighter and more down to earth than the traditional extravaganza.
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