What the Emmys Learned From Previous Makeovers (Including Rod Serling’s 1965 Disaster)


TheWrap Emmy magazine: This year’s coronavirus-caused Emmy makeover isn’t the first time the Television Academy has overhauled its show

A version of this story on Emmys show makeovers first appeared in the Emmy Hot List issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

We don’t yet know exactly what this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will look like, but we know it will be a dramatic change from every previous Emmy show. With no live audience, the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted show will put a new, COVID-mandated spin on the awards-show template. Already, the show’s producers have reached out to high-profile nominees and offered help with wardrobe, lighting and other ways to make everybody look fabulous from wherever they’ll be during the show.

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Steve Pond

Awards Editor • steve@thewrap.com • Twitter: @stevepond