August 06, 2020
Awards News

Emmys and Creative Arts Categories and Nights Announced

Creative Arts Emmys to Be Streamed Over Four Nights on, Culminating in FXX Fifth Night Broadcast on Sept. 19

The Television Academy today 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 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

Click here for a complete list of awards to be presented at the five 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies and the 72nd Emmy Awards.


Stephanie Goodell
breakwhitelight (for the Television Academy)

For the complete press release, click here.

Browser Requirements
The sites look and perform best when using a modern browser.

We suggest you use the latest version of any of these browsers:


Visiting the site with Internet Explorer or other browsers may not provide the best viewing experience.

Close Window