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    If large crowds are still banned in September what do you think the TV Academy will do? Cancel the ceremony and just announce winners online? Or have a ceremony with no audience and have winners give their speeches via video call?

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    I hope the second, at least we see them.

    Or maybe a room with just the nominees, no audience, with distances.

    I highly doubt they can have the usual cerimony in September.

    Maybe towards the year end…if I’m not wrong in 2001 The Emmys were postponed to the beginning of November.

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    Yeah it would be a good idea to just postpone them. Would that lead to the Grammys and Oscars also being postponed? It’s possible in my view.

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    Trump is currently handling the whole thing too badly at the moment for events to still be being cancelled in September. If he handled it well (proper social distancing) then the virus peak would be smaller but it would take longer for it to spread throughout the country (so potentially September would still be no go). As things are at the moment though, the peak is going to be colossal with so many dead but it won’t take long to spread. Just as his corporate friends want it I imagine.

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    Maybe a delay to October and a limited ceremony.

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    They will take place but probably no red carpet and no one invited except nominees.

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    I think that things will mostly be back to normal by then, but I still see precautions being taken. Only nominees and presenters being invited and no red carpet seems likely. Maybe everyone will be seated in every other row just to distance a little more.

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    There’s precedent for the Emmys being postponed after 9/11, so pushing the ceremony back to November, December, or sometime in 2021 is possible.

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    I really think the question should be whether the nominations will still be announced in the summer, even if the ceremony itself is delayed. I don’t much buy the argument that we need to extend the eligibility window. There is plenty of television produced already this season that would ensure a fair competition. While some shows are going to fall victim to shuttering production, the disruption isn’t catastrophic.

    I think the real focus and adjustment would be around shifting the eligibility window for next year’s Emmys and when to have a ceremony for this year’s nominees. I can definitely see the show being held for later in the fall (though there is also a belief that the virus is going to come back in the fall). The eligibility window for next year’s Emmys could be affected since no TV is being produced right now and we don’t know when TV production will resume regularly. If it doesn’t happen until later in the summer, or God forbid there is another outbreak in the fall and we revert back to the current situation again later this year, I could see changes being made to next year. But this year’s nominations shouldn’t be affected beyond the lack of FYC events, which will certainly have an impact on the nominations, though too soon to say if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

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    I think it’s a bit delusional to think that there would be a September ceremony.

    It will likely be a presentation where winners are read live like they did with the Globes in 2008.

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    I love the optimism of people who think the virus will have been successfully delayed to September

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    I think that things will mostly be back to normal by then, but I still see precautions being taken. Only nominees and presenters being invited and no red carpet seems likely. Maybe everyone will be seated in every other row just to distance a little more.

    I sure hope so but this seems a bit too optimistic given how disastrous the situation is right now. Things need to take dramatic turn for the better for things to be back to normal by September.

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    Things need to take dramatic turn for the better for things to be back to normal by September.

    It’s actually the opposite. If things improve dramatically, the spread can be delayed to later in the year. But at the rate it’s going currently, hundreds of thousands will die but it will be basically done by summer because no one will have been properly stopped from getting it.

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    But it’s in SEPTEMBER. Still 5 full months away. Hept’s solution seems to be the most prudent one.

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    It’s actually the opposite. If things improve dramatically, the spread can be delayed to later in the year. But at the rate it’s going currently, hundreds of thousands will die but it will be basically done by summer because no one will have been properly stopped from getting it.

    By this I meant along the lines of a vaccine which of course is unlikely any time soon.

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