The Emmys 2020 will be going fully virtual this September.
According to Variety, this year's nominees for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will have to create their own awards ceremony atmosphere - including Irish hopefuls Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott. Well, at least we can all pretend like we're at the event this year.
Mescal has been nominated in the category of Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, and is up against some Hollywood heavy-hitters in Jeremy Irons for 'Watchmen', Hugh Jackman from 'Bad Education', Mark Ruffalo in 'I Know This Much is True', and Jeremy Pope from Netflix's 'Hollywood'.
Andrew Scott has received a nod in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role in the 'Smithereens' episode of 'Black Mirror'. He'll face off against James Cromwell for 'Succession', Giancarlo Esposito for 'The Mandalorian', Martin Short in 'The Morning Show', Jason Bateman in 'The Outsider', and Ron Cephas Jones from 'This Is Us'.
Cork actress Fiona Shaw has also been nominated for a second time for her supporting role in 'Killing Eve'. She'll be up against Meryl Streep and Laura Dern from 'Big Little Lies', Julia Garner from 'Ozark', Sarah Snook for 'Succession', and Helena Bonham Carter from 'The Crown'.
Mescal tweeted amid the "British" label controversy yesterday, simply saying "I'm Irish" - which currently stands at having over 120,000 likes on Twitter. The Guardian and The Daily Mail claimed the Kildare actor as one of their own.
— Paul Mescal (@mescal_paul) July 29, 2020
Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the virtual awards this September 20. In the letter which was sent to each of this year's nominees, explaining this year's virtual plan, it reads: "We are assembling a top-notch team of technicians, producers and writers to work closely with Jimmy Kimmel and with you and your team, to make sure that we can film with you (and loved ones or whomever else you choose to be with) at your home, or another location of your choice. We’re going to make you look fabulous – we’re exploring the cutting edge of technology to allow to use good cameras and lighting and look forward to working with you to produce your unique 'on-screen' moments."