August, 2020 — The Television Academy announced the awards categories to be presented during the 72nd Emmy® Awards and the virtual 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies. The 72nd Emmy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel—who also joins Guy Carrington, Reginald Hudlin, David Jammy and Ian Stewart as an executive producer of the program. The show will be broadcast Sunday, September 20 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT/5:00-8:00 p.m. PDT) on ABC.
Awards presented at the 72nd Emmy® telecast include outstanding comedy, drama, limited series and variety talk series, along with outstanding acting, directing and writing awards in comedy, drama and limited series/movie categories.
The virtual 2020 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, recognizing remarkable creative and technical achievements in television, will stream on Emmys.com beginning Monday, Sept. 14, through Thursday, September 17, at 5:00 p.m. PDT, with a fifth, live broadcast ceremony on Saturday, September 19, at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on FXX. The Creative Arts Awards will be produced by Bob Bain Productions. Awards categories presented at the Creative Arts ceremonies will include:
- Monday, September 14: Reality and Nonfiction
- Tuesday, September 15: Variety
- Wednesday, September 16: Scripted Night One
- Thursday, September 17: Scripted Night Two
- Saturday, September 19 (FXX): An eclectic mix of awards across all genres
- Sunday, September 20: The 72nd Emmy Awards
Complete list of awards to be presented