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The Television Academy is making changes as the coronavirus pandemic continues to halt TV production across the United States.
The Academy announced on Friday that “unprecedented challenges” resulting from the global pandemic have forced there to be extensions given to eligibility and voting deadlines for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.
One major change is that the 2020 Emmy Award nominations announcement has been pushed back two weeks, from Tuesday, July 14, to Tuesday, July 28.
The nomination round voting will now take place between July 2 through July 13 and the deadline for submissions has been pushed to June 5.
Billy Porter after winning an Emmy Award for outstanding leading actor in a drama series for ‘Pose.’
“As national and statewide directives and mandates on the COVID-19 pandemic remain fluid, the Television Academy and broadcast partner ABC will monitor recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the L.A. County Department of Public Health,” a rep said in a statement, according to TVLine.
In another effort to make health and safety a priority, all “For Your Consideration” events have been suspended, said The Hollywood Reporter.
But the dates for the Creative Arts and Primetime ceremonies are remaining the same — Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 20, on ABC, respectively.
The Revised Emmy Awards Calendar now reads as:
June 5: Entry deadline
July 2: Nominations-round voting begins
July 13: Nominations-round voting ends
July 28: Nominations announced
August 21: Final-round voting begins
August 31: Final-round voting ends