TV academy officials and CBS execs hope to make a decision by Friday on how to proceed with this year’s Emmy Awards.
One thing appears certain: The show will go on — but it won’t take place at the Shrine Auditorium.
“We already did that,” one insider said. “It’s not something you would want to do again.”
Having postponed the awards show twice now, academy officials are leery of making any decision without first conducting “due diligence” to explore all options and figure out what’s feasible, especially from an economic standpoint.
“Our plan is to reschedule in an appropriate venue that minimizes any chance of another postponement,” Academy of Television Arts and Sciences chairman Bryce Zabel said. “We are having conversations between CBS and the Academy to determine what that is. There are multiple options being discussed, but no decision has been made.”
The org’s 12-member executive committee will meet Thursday morning to discuss every possible avenue. Although a slew of options has been discussed — such as holding the event in mid-November or throwing a kudocast sans audience — insiders say anything is still possible.
“No final decision has been made on when, where or how,” CBS spokesman Chris Ender said.