COVID-safe Emmys to feature star-studded Aussies

COVID-safe Emmys to feature star-studded Aussies

Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman and Toni Collette are some of the five Aussies who are up for awards in 2020’s pandemic-friendly version of the Primetime Emmy Awards.

Jackman is up for best lead actor in HBO’s Bad Education this year.

Blanchett is another Aussie up for an award, but this time it is lead actress in FX’s Mrs America in the limited series or movie category.

Collette (Netflix’s Unbelievable) and Sarah Snook (HBO’s Succession) are both nominated in supporting actress categories.

Tony McNamara is in the running for writing in a comedy series (Hulu’s The Great).

Winners at the 72nd annual ceremony will have to celebrate from the confines of their home for health and safety reasons due to the coronavirus pandemic.

US broadcaster ABC has said that some trophy presenters “may be visiting some of the winners live” in specially designed hazmat tuxedos.

The awards will be live on Sunday night (10 am on Monday AEST).

Jimmy Kimmel will be presenting and recording from Los Angeles while nominees, presenters and winners will appear from around the globe.

Producers had earlier sent more than 150 video kits to screen talent to help them produce the show at home.