- The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be held ‘virtually’ on September 20, 2020.
- Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards.
- The Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC.
The changes in the nature of television broadcasting brought about by the digital revolution has made it increasingly difficult to figure out categorical parameters. The ‘TV Movie’ category had been a barren wasteland for the past few years but there’s several strong candidates this year. The catch is that the favorite is a movie ‘spinoff’ of a highly respected series that is no longer on the air. ‘Limited Series’ are still very much a part of the post digital revolution broadcast industry but there’s one problem–there has been considerable difficulty trying to figure out where a ‘limited series’ ends a full on drama or comedy series begins. If you want to get into the semantics of what is what you can check out the 2020 Emmy Awards Rules and Procedures on the awards’ official website:
72ND PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS 2020 BETTING ODDS
OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
Watchmen -250 Mrs. America +350 Little Fires Everywhere +600 Unbelievable +1000 Unorthodox +1000
OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie -200 Bad Education +300 Kimmy vs. The Reverend +500 American Son +1000 These Old Bones +1000
OUTSTANDING MOVIE/LIMITED ACTRESS
Regina King/Watchmen -350 Cate Blanchett/Mrs. America +350 Shira Haas/Unorthodox +700 Octavia Spencer/Self Made +1500 Kerry Washington/Little Fires Everywhere +1500
OUTSTANDING MOVIE/LIMITED ACTOR
Mark Ruffalo/I Know This Much Is True -250 Hugh Jackman/Bad Education +350 Paul Mescal/Normal People +600 Jeremy Irons/Watchman +1000 Jeremy Pope/Hollywood +1000
OUTSTANDING MOVIE/LIMITED SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Toni Collette/Unbelievable +200 Jean Smart/Watchmen +250 Uzo Aduba/Mrs. America +350 Margo Martindale/Mrs. America +500 Holland Taylor/Hollywood +500 Tracy Ullman/Mrs. America +1000
OUTSTANDING MOVIE/LIMITED SUPPORTING ACTOR
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II/Watchmen +200 Jim Parsons/Hollywood +225 Tituss Burgess/Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt +450 Louis Gosset Jr./Watchmen +450 Dylan McDermottr/Hollywood +700 Jovan Adepo/Watchmen +700
OUTSTANDING MOVIE/LIMITED WRITING
This Extraordinary Being/Watchmen -300 Mrs. America +400 Normal People +700 Unbelievable +700 Unorthodox +1500
OUTSTANDING MOVIE/LIMITED DIRECTING
This Extraordinary Being/Watchmen -500 Little Fires Everywhere +700 It's Summer..../Watchmen +900 Normal People +900 Unorthodox +1500 Little Fear of Lightning/Watchmen +2500