Emmys 2020 presenters to wear full hazmat suits
Last Modified: Sep 19, 2020
Emmys 2020 is going to be a tad bit different – with less glamour and more hazmat suit.
The virtual Emmy Awards this year will have presenters wearing full hazmat suits to hand out awards. Producers gave out that the presenters wearing Emmy hazmats might be “visiting some of the winners live during Sunday night’s telecast” and the purpose is simply a precaution to keep actors safe.
“Not only is this a fun and irreverent visual, but it also ensures the health and safety of all of our winners and the presenter by following all of the health and safety protocols — with a twist,” producers said.
The garbage-bag-black suit, which resembles a “formal” tuxedo, was created and designed by costume designer Katja Cahill and executive producer Guy Carrington. Cahill has been working to dress presenters at the Academy Awards and Carrington has worked alongside a hazmat manufacturer to custom make them for the show.
Producers also informed guests and nominees to “come as you are” hinting they can wear anything from formalwear to pajamas as long as they “make an effort.”
The award show will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. “I think we’ll see lots of fancy pajamas,” said Meryl Streep’s stylist Micaela Erlanger.