Emmy season is here and there’s an unspoken expectation from fans that everyone is looking for but no one seems to be talking about. And that is just how are these award shows going to use their creativity to hold virtual shows. Social distancing has really been pushing creatives to the limit with making it work without turning a multi-million dollar red carpet Hollywood affair into a Zoom call.
So this year’s out of the box thinking is involving presenters showing up at the homes of winners with their awards dressed in hazmat suits. But they’re not just any hazmat suits, they’re tuxedo hazmat suits designed by costume designer Katja Cahill and executive producer Guy Carrington who worked with the designer to “ensure the health and safety of all of our winners and the presenter by following all of the health and safety protocols — with a twist.”
Insert eyeroll here. While it’s all types of absurd and over the top, it does bring a bit of hilarious element of surprise. And unfortunately that surprise is being ruined here. Also, we have to admit that they sound a lot more stylish than they actually turned out to be. A news release stated that they were “keeping it safe and classy.”
Okay, without judging we’re going to wait until the broadcast to further judge. The Emmys does actually get bonus points here for the production effort. It took some imagination to come up with that. Let’s see what else they have up their sleeves. Tune in Sunday night on Sept 20th at 8pm ET to see Jimmy Kimmel’s third time hosting!