Inside Move: CBS, Acad ponder right move for Emmys

Dinner with winners, scaled-down kudocast are possibilities

Don’t put away that “business casual” attire just yet — the Emmy Awards, or some version of it, may still happen after all.

That’s the latest word from inside CBS and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which huddled Monday to explore their next options. Insiders believe both camps want some version of the kudocast –postponed Sunday afternoon just five hours before the event was set to begin — to go forward.

Many in the industry are pressing for a quick resolution, with some arguing in favor of an announcement of winners, followed by a lunch or dinner at a later date to honor them (Daily Variety, Oct. 8). Sources stressed that anything is still possible, including a smaller-scale kudocast with a small, or no, audience or a press conference option.

ATAS reps didn’t returns calls seeking comment Monday. A CBS spokesman said a decision would likely be made this week. “We’re going to listen to people in the industry, brainstorm with (producer) Don Mischer and weigh our options,” he said.

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