Award season for the film industry is drawing near the end of its long extended run for the 2020 season, but the more fluid television award season is just starting to heat up.
After the Golden Globes on Sunday, next month brings the SAG Awards, and just in case you thought that would be the end of things, the Emmys are here to remind you that they’re just around the corner.
The Television Academy and CBS have announced that the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will officially be broadcast on Sunday, September 19th, airing live at 5pm PT/8pm ET.
Unlike some awards shows that remain beholden to one network for broadcast, the Emmys shift between the four major networks, and this year the honors go to CBS. The ceremony will air on their network, as well as on their new streaming service Paramount+.
CBS is a good home for the awards show, as the last time they aired on the network was four years ago with host Stephen Colbert, and it marked the highest rated telecast in the last five years. Last year’s Jimmy Kimmel-hosted show on ABC was the lowest-rated Emmys ever.
No venue or host has been announced for the ceremony yet, although standard procedure usually dictates someone associated with the network the show is airing on will host, which means we could be seeing another Colbert stint, or perhaps James Corden making his first hosting appearance for the Emmys.
There was also no detail on whether the ceremony is being planned as a live event or if, as has been the standard procedure for awards shows this past year, it will be a virtual event with the nominees dialing in via Zoom.
More details will come as we get closer to the date, but for now we at least know to tune in to CBS or Paramount+ on September 19th to see who will win on television’s most prestigious night.