What Future Award Shows Can Learn From the Virtual Emmys

What Future Award Shows Can Learn From the Virtual Emmys
As the first major awards show to go virtual, the 2020 Emmy Awards served as the proverbial canary in Hollywood’s coal mine. With the coronavirus pandemic still wreaking havoc in the United States, including the entertainment industry hub that is Southern California, it’s only a matter of time until other premier awards ceremonies announce plans to shift to virtual spaces.

Creating a virtual awards ceremony that boasts the luster of traditional Hollywood events is no easy task, but whatever events follow in the coming months will be able to learn from the 2020 Emmys. The 2020 Primetime Emmys’ virtual format was well-received by critics — IndieWire’s Ben Travers lauded the show as “technically immaculate” in his review — and though the festivities weren’t without fault, the fact that much of it was live deserves particular praise.

There was always a concern that the Emmys’ virtual format would dull its impact, as
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