KARACHI: The creative industry of the United States seems to be on a streak of socially distanced events. After the MTV music awards and the ongoing New York Fashion Week, the Television Academy is hosting its Emmys this week. The 2020 Creative Arts Emmys are scheduled from 14th to 17th September, followed by a live, virtual ceremony on 19th September. The 72nd run of Emmys kicked off yesterday with Nicole Byer hosting all five nights of the ceremony. A virtual event, the awards are available for the public to watch on Emmys.com.
The Creative Arts Emmy Awards honour outstanding artistic and technical achievements in a variety of television program genres, guest performances in weekly series, as well as exceptional work in the animation, reality and documentary categories. Distributing 101 awards over five nights, the virtual ceremony has been divided according to genres. Some of the categories addressed on the first night of the awards included Outstanding Narrator, Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program, Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program and Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program.
Though the show might be a little rushed owing to the long list of categories and the thrill of physically attending the biggest event of the year may have been missing for some, the first night was a memorable one for Netflix. With Byer from Nailed It! hosting the evening, Netflix took away the Emmys for Outstanding Structured Reality Program (Queer Eye), Outstanding Directing for a Documentary or Nonfiction Program (American Factory), Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program (Don’t F*ck with Cats) and Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program (Cheer).
Other winners of the night were The Apollo (Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special), The Cave (Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program) and Why We Hate for Original Dramatic Score.
Following the 2020 Creative Arts Emmys, the Primetime Emmy Awards will be aired on 20th September and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the third time in a row.