Why the 2020 Emmy Nominations Indiciate There Is Coronavirus Pandemic Special Fatigue Already

Why the 2020 Emmy Nominations Indiciate There Is Coronavirus Pandemic Special Fatigue Already
Five months into the coronavirus pandemic, and Television Academy voters already seem to be over the plethora of remotely produced content created during, and in response to, the new social-distancing health and safety guidelines. Only one such program, Food Network’s “Amy Schumer Learns to Cook: Lunch Break and Pasta Night,” scored a nomination at the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

“I think, ultimately, it was determined by human psychology: people wanted to watch something that was opposite of the darkness we’re living in,” says awards consultant Richard Licata of Licata & Co.

Amy Schumer Learns to Cook,” which features the titular comedian and her husband, chef Chris Fischer, preparing meals out of whatever they happen to have in their kitchen (or for which they can forage from their neighbors’ gardens), broke into the unstructured reality program race this year. While not directly commenting on the progress (or lack thereof
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