Photos: The Emmys go virtual amid Covid-19

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards aired as a live, albeit virtual ceremony after being forced to make major changes due to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown restrictions in Los Angeles. Instead of the red carpets walk-ins and cutaways to star studded tables, nominees were streamed from inside their homes with friends and family members, or at small gatherings, seated a safe distance apart from their castmates. Just a few live presenters, including Jennifer Aniston and an alpaca in a bowtie, appeared in the same space as this year’s host Jimmy Kimmel.

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Host Jimmy Kimmel in front of a wall of nominees watching remotely at the Staples Center in Los Angeles during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony on September 20. The ceremony, which was forced to make major changes due to the coronavirus pandemic, brought Hollywood television stars together, distantly, through a giant Zoom call. (Image Group LA / American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC / AFP)

Host Jimmy Kimmel in front of a wall of nominees watching remotely at the Staples Center in Los Angeles during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony on September 20. The ceremony, which was forced to make major changes due to the coronavirus pandemic, brought Hollywood television stars together, distantly, through a giant Zoom call. (Image Group LA / American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC / AFP)

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A view of the seating area in the Staples Center ahead of the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony on September 20. Hollywood’s first major Covid-era award show was radically different from previous editions, without the typical celebrity audience or red carpet and a host who was broadcasting from an empty theatre. (Disney / ABC / Television Academy / AFP)

A view of the seating area in the Staples Center ahead of the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony on September 20. Hollywood’s first major Covid-era award show was radically different from previous editions, without the typical celebrity audience or red carpet and a host who was broadcasting from an empty theatre. (Disney / ABC / Television Academy / AFP)

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Host Jimmy Kimmel (C) sitting among cutouts of celebrities, similar to the ones being used to fill empty seats at major sporting events, during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on September 20. (American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC / AFP)

Host Jimmy Kimmel (C) sitting among cutouts of celebrities, similar to the ones being used to fill empty seats at major sporting events, during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on September 20. (American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC / AFP)

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Eugene Levy (L), and Daniel Levy from ‘Schitt's Creek’ accept the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series during the 72nd Emmy Awards. This was one of nine Emmy wins for the show in this year’s ceremony and a record for most wins in a single season for a comedy. (Invision for the Television Academy / AP)

Eugene Levy (L), and Daniel Levy from ‘Schitt's Creek’ accept the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series during the 72nd Emmy Awards. This was one of nine Emmy wins for the show in this year’s ceremony and a record for most wins in a single season for a comedy. (Invision for the Television Academy / AP)

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Sterling K. Brown presents the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series to Jesse Armstrong (C), and the team from ‘Succession’ during the telecast. The show was honoured as best drama series, and creator Jesse Armstrong used the opportunity to offer “un-thank-yous,” including to President Donald Trump for what Armstrong called his “crummy and uncoordinated” response to the pandemic. (Invision for the Television Academy / AP)

Sterling K. Brown presents the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series to Jesse Armstrong (C), and the team from ‘Succession’ during the telecast. The show was honoured as best drama series, and creator Jesse Armstrong used the opportunity to offer “un-thank-yous,” including to President Donald Trump for what Armstrong called his “crummy and uncoordinated” response to the pandemic. (Invision for the Television Academy / AP)

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Talk show host and producer Oprah Winfrey speaks while presenting her tribute to Tyler Perry, the actor turned media mogul and influential promoter of African American talent, who was the recipient of the Governors Award at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards for his career achievements. (American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC / AFP)

Talk show host and producer Oprah Winfrey speaks while presenting her tribute to Tyler Perry, the actor turned media mogul and influential promoter of African American talent, who was the recipient of the Governors Award at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards for his career achievements. (American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC / AFP)

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Host Jimmy Kimmel and several stars paid tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18 after a long battle with cancer at age 87. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a compassionate and tireless champion of equality and justice. She said her legacy was to make her life a little better for people less fortunate than she,” Kimmel said. (American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC / AFP)

Host Jimmy Kimmel and several stars paid tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18 after a long battle with cancer at age 87. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a compassionate and tireless champion of equality and justice. She said her legacy was to make her life a little better for people less fortunate than she,” Kimmel said. (American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC / AFP)

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Catherine O'Hara accepts the first award of the evening, for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for ‘Schitt's Creek’ during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast. (AP)

Catherine O'Hara accepts the first award of the evening, for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for ‘Schitt's Creek’ during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast. (AP)

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Canadian actor Eugene Levy (R) is greeted by his son Daniel Levy after they and the show ‘Schitt's Creek’ capped their sweep of trophies during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held virtually on September 20. (Image Group LA / American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC / AFP)

Canadian actor Eugene Levy (R) is greeted by his son Daniel Levy after they and the show ‘Schitt's Creek’ capped their sweep of trophies during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held virtually on September 20. (Image Group LA / American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC / AFP)

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Actress Zendaya celebrates her win as Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series for ‘Euphoria’ during the Emmy Awards ceremony. At 24, Zendaya became the youngest winner of the trophy in the drama category for her performance. She is also the second black woman to earn a win in the category after Viola Davis. (American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC / AFP)

Actress Zendaya celebrates her win as Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series for ‘Euphoria’ during the Emmy Awards ceremony. At 24, Zendaya became the youngest winner of the trophy in the drama category for her performance. She is also the second black woman to earn a win in the category after Viola Davis. (American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. / ABC / AFP)

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Jimmy Kimmel (R), speaks with Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox during the 72nd Emmy Awards telecast on September 20. (Invision for the Television Academy / AP)

Jimmy Kimmel (R), speaks with Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox during the 72nd Emmy Awards telecast on September 20. (Invision for the Television Academy / AP)

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