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2021 Emmy Awards Attendees Will Need To Show Proof Of Covid Vaccination

By News Creatives Authors , in Business , at July 30, 2021


The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will require all Emmy Awards attendees to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against coronavirus with cases surging in the U.S.

Key Facts

Emmy Award nominees and their guests will need to be fully vaccinated by Sept. 11 if they plan to attend the Creative Arts Emmy Awards or by Sept. 19 to attend the broadcasted Emmy Awards ceremony.

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will also be split into three different ceremonies to limit the number of guests attending, with cinematography and costume awards on Saturday night, reality programming awards Sunday afternoon and TV specials and variety special awards on Sunday night.

Nominees are only allowed to bring one guest to the Creative Arts Emmys.

The Governors Balls, which are normally held after the Emmy Awards ceremonies, have also been cancelled this year.

Key Background

As Covid-19 cases surge in the U.S. film and TV producers including Netflix have moved to require actors and crew members that interact with them to get vaccinated. Broadway producers and the stage actors union agreed to require cast and crew, as well as theater audiences to show proof they are vaccinated. The entertainment hub of Los Angeles County, where Covid-19 cases are rising, mandated earlier this month that people mask up indoors whether they are vaccinated or not, and Emmy’s guests will likely appear with masks on during the broadcast.

What To Watch Out For

If other award shows will also require guests to show proof of vaccination. After the Emmys, the Tony Awards will take place on Sept. 26 and the Critics’ Choice Awards will take place in December.

Further Reading

Netflix Will Reportedly Mandate Coronavirus Vaccines On All U.S. Productions (Forbes)

Broadway Actors And Backstage Crew Required To Get Vaccinated (Forbes)

The Show Will Go On (If You’re Vaccinated): Broadway Joins Other Major NYC Venues Mandating Covid Shot (Forbes)


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