TV Academy Sets 5-Night Plan for Creative Arts Emmys, Trims 4 Categories From Primetime Emmys Telecast

Virtual ceremonies will be held Sept. 14-19, leading up to the main ABC telecast hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sept. 20

The Television Academy revealed its plan for the 2020 Creative Arts Emmys on Thursday, announcing five virtual ceremonies leading up to the main Emmys telecast next month.

The first four virtual broadcasts will stream on the Emmys website on Monday, Sept. 14, through Thursday, Sept. 17, followed by a live broadcast on FXX on Saturday, Sept. 19.

The Television Academy also announced that, unlike a normal year, the Emmys for Outstanding Television Movie, Outstanding Variety Sketch Show and variety writing and directing will not be presented on the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards telecast and will be awarded during the Creative Arts Emmys shows.

The new plan marks a departure from the typical two-night Creative Arts Emmys ceremony held in a normal year. This year’s awards were initially scheduled to be handed out on Sept. 12 and 13 until the coronavirus pandemic forced the TV Academy to call off the in-person ceremony. Bob Bain Productions will produce the Creative Arts Emmys broadcasts.

Here is how the categories will be broken up, see the full list of categories below.

Monday, September 14: Reality and Nonfiction
Tuesday, September 15: Variety
Wednesday, September 16: Scripted Night One
Thursday, September 17: Scripted Night Two
Saturday, September 19 (FXX): An eclectic mix of awards across all genres

The five ceremonies will be followed by the virtual Primetime Emmys ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday, Sept. 20. Kimmel is an executive producer on the broadcast alongside Guy Carrington, Reginald Hudlin, David Jammy and Ian Stewart.

The show will be broadcast live coast-to-coast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020
OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING HOSTED NONFICTION SERIES OR SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM NONFICTION OR REALITY SERIES
OUTSTANDING STRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DOCUMENTARY/NONFICTION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A DOCUMENTARY SERIES OR SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
OUTSTANDING NARRATOR
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A STRUCTURED REALITY OR COMPETITION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR AN UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A NONFICTION OR REALITY PROGRAM (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A NONFICTION OR REALITY PROGRAM (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM VARIETY SERIES
OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
OUTSTANDING VARIETY SPECIAL (LIVE)
OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY HAIRSTYLING FOR A VARIETY, NONFICTION, OR REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY MAKEUP FOR A VARIETY, NONFICTION OR REALITY PROGRAM (NONPROSTHETIC)
OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A VARIETY, NONFICTION, OR REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR VARIETY PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A VARIETY, REALITY OR COMPETITION SERIES
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A VARIETY SERIES OR SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A SERIES
OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (HALF-HOUR)
OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY HAIRSTYLING
OUTSTANDING FANTASY/SCI-FI COSTUMES
OUTSTANDING MULTI-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING PERIOD COSTUMES
OUTSTANDING PERIOD MAKEUP AND/OR CHARACTER MAKEUP (NON-PROSTHETIC)
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE CONTEMPORARY PROGRAM (ONE HOUR OR MORE)
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PROGRAM (HALF-HOUR)
OUTSTANDING PROSTHETIC MAKEUP FOR A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (ONE HOUR)
OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (HALF-HOUR) AND ANIMATION
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (HALF-HOUR) AND ANIMATION
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
OUTSTANDING DERIVATIVE INTERACTIVE PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL INTERACTIVE PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM ANIMATED PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A SHORT FORM COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A SHORT FORM COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING CHARACTER VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY FOR SCRIPTED PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION
OUTSTANDING INNOVATION IN INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING MOTION DESIGN
OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS
OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION FOR A COMEDY OR VARIETY PROGRAM

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020
OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL
OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SERIES
EXCEPTIONAL MERIT IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE
OUTSTANDING UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING VARIETY SPECIAL (PRE-RECORDED)
OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES MOVIE OR SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY FOR VARIETY OR REALITY PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (ONE HOUR)
OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY COSTUMES
OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY MAKEUP (NON-PROSTHETIC)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING HOST FOR A REALITY OR COMPETITION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING INTERACTIVE EXTENSION OF A LINEAR PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SERIES
OUTSTANDING MAIN TITLE DESIGN
OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
OUTSTANDING PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIRSTYLING
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PERIOD OR FANTASY PROGRAM (ONE HOUR OR MORE)
OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (ONE HOUR)
OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION FOR A DRAMA SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

72nd EMMY AWARDS TELECAST – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING COMPETITION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
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