Late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel will reprise his role as host for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday evening (Sept. 20).
Kimmel will take on the virtual show from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., while the nominees will film remotely from home with cameras provided by the Television Academy. Oprah Winfrey, Lin-Manuel Miranda, RuPaul, Laverne Cox, America Ferrera, Gabrielle Union, Issa Rae, DJ D-Nice and more will be the presenters that evening. H.E.R. will perform for the “In Memoriam” segment.
Miranda along with Billy Porter, Isis King, Daniel Dae Kim, Jamie Chung and more stars will appear in the 60-second PSA titled “See All” during the virtual telecast, which fights for more diverse and inclusive representation in the television industry.
HBO’s Watchmen leads this year’s nominations with 26, including best limited series and outstanding lead actress in a drama series for Regina King. The superhero drama series has already taken home five trophies, including one for outstanding music composition for a limited series, movie or special, which Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won on Night 4 of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Thursday (Sept. 17). Meanwhile, Labrinth won his first Emmy that evening for outstanding music and lyrics for his song from Euphoria “All For Us” with the HBO series star Zendaya.
The 2020 Emmys will air live coast-to-coast on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. Viewers can stream the ABC awards show either through the cable network; from select live TV streaming services, such as Hulu + Live TV, Fubo TV, YouTube TV, and AT&T TV; or on the app, which is available on smartphones, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku players, Fire TV products, Chromecast, and Samsung smart TVs.