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Emmys make Hollywood's first attempt at live awards show

Emmys make Hollywood's first attempt at live awards show

LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer
Created: September 17, 2020 04:47 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - This weekend's Emmy Awards have bragging rights: they're the first big Hollywood ceremony to attempt a live - but socially distanced - broadcast amid the pandemic.

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Jimmy Kimmel will hold court at downtown LA's Staples Center for Sunday's broadcast on ABC. Among the celebrities set to take part are Morgan Freeman, Lin-Manuel Miranda, D-Nice, Patrick Stewart and Oprah Winfrey

 The HBO limited series “Watchmen” is the leading nominee, with star Regina King up for honors. Top comedy and drama series contenders including “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Succession” and “Ozark.”

Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell are up for acting honors for “The Morning Show,” an entry from new streaming service Apple TV Plus. 

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LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer

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