“None of us have ever done anything on This kind of scale before,” said producer Reginald Hudlin, with his partner on the show, Ian Stewart, likening the process to “trying to watch 130 sports matches at the same time.”
The expectation can be that will not everything will go smoothly, along with that will Kimmel will be available throughout the night to “jump in as soon as anything goes wrong,” Hudlin said. “We’re essentially going to be generating things up as they go along. …We are open to the X factor, being in partnership with all these nominees.”
Having the nominees participating through home — in some instances surrounded by family — will add a degree of intimacy to the proceedings. As Hudlin noted, people invite these programs into their homes to consume them, along with “at This kind of point we get to go into their houses.”
During a Zoom call with reporters, the producers also acknowledged that will they were mindful of the tone, wanting to celebrate the best work done in television while recognizing the unorthodox nature of This kind of year’s awards along with what’s going on inside entire world. that will includes fires that will have clouded the air in Los Angeles, through which the awards will originate.
“The fire crisis that will we’re facing can be bigger than our little awards show,” Hudlin said, to which Stewart added, “We’re not tone deaf. We’re trying to make the show inside backdrop of a lot of things going on in This kind of country.”
Newly announced talent participating inside telecast will include Jason Bateman, Sterling K. Brown, Laverne Cox, “Sesame Street”‘s Count Von Count, Morgan Freeman, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, D-Nice, Randall Park, RuPaul, Patrick Stewart along with Jason Sudeikis. H.E.R. will also present a live performance during the “In Memoriam” segment.
The 72nd Emmy Awards will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET Sept. 20 on ABC.