ABC News Live will join the Emmy celebration with a 90-minute live program, Countdown to the Emmys. The special will air from 6:30-8pm ET, prior to the official award ceremony on ABC.
- Streaming news channel ABC News Live will roll out a virtual preshow to celebrate the 72nd Emmy Awards with the special live streaming program Countdown to the Emmys.
- From ABC News headquarters in New York, the special will stream Sunday, September 20 at 6:30 – 8:00 pm EDT/3:30 – 5:00 pm PDT.
- The 90-minute live program will be hosted by:
- Good Morning America Weekend co-anchors Eva Pilgrim and Whit Johnson
- ABC News Correspondent Janai Norman
- Countdown to the Emmys will:
- Feature live interviews with nominees
- Showcase the most diverse group of nominees ever
- Predict who will win and who might surprise during the ceremony
- Spotlight the unprecedented year for TV production
- Revisit some of the greatest fashion to grace Emmys red carpets of the past, along with a glimpse at this year’s “couch couture.”
- Pilgrim, Norman and Johnson will be joined by ABC News’ Chris Connelly and ESPN The Undefeated’s Kelley Carter live from outside of the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
- Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 72nd Emmy Awards will broadcast live Sunday, September 20 at 8:00 pm EDT/6:00 pm MDT/5:00 pm PDT on ABC.
- John R. Green is executive producer for Countdown to the Emmys.
- Katie den Daas and Catherine McKenzie are co-executive producers.
- Justin Dial is senior executive producer for ABC News Live.
More Emmys News:
- Emmy nominations were announced in late July and the list of the 2020 nominees represent various arms of the Walt Disney Company.
- Each night this week, a handful of 2020 Creative Arts Emmy winners are being announced. Find out which divisions of the Disney Company are taking home the top prizes.