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August 19, 2021
Awards News

Emmy Update: Testing, Show Venue, And Category Update

As preparations continue for the 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards and the 73rd Emmy Awards, conversations are ongoing with health and safety experts for Los Angeles County.

An added requirement for attendees has been issued: In addition to proof of full vaccination with either an FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine, attendees at all four shows will be required to provide proof of a negative RT-PCR COVID test prior to admission to all Emmy ceremonies. The RT-PCR COVID test must be taken within the following timeframes:

  • For attendees to the Saturday, Sept. 11, Creative Arts ceremony:
    On or after Thursday, Sept. 9.
  • For attendees to either of the Sunday, Sept. 12, Creative Arts ceremonies:
    On or after Friday, Sept. 10.
  • For attendees to the Sunday, Sept. 19, CBS telecast:
    On or after Friday, Sept. 17.

Information on submitting proof of vaccination and test results will be provided directly to nominees/publicists/representatives next week.

As previously announced, all Creative Arts and Emmy ceremonies will be held on the Event Deck at L.A. LIVE, directly behind the Microsoft Theater. To clarify, the ceremonies will take place within the more flexible environment of the Event Deck's fully air-conditioned tent.

Additionally, the categories of Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and Outstanding Variety Special (Live) have been added to the CBS telecast on Sunday, Sept. 19, (8:00-11:00 PM, live EDT/5:00-8:00 PM, live PDT).

Click here for the list of categories to be presented in each of the four Emmy Awards ceremonies.


Press Contact:
Stephanie Goodell
breakwhitelight (for the Television Academy)

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