Emmy Awards: Tatiana Maslany, Ty Burrell & Bob Newhart Among Latest Talent Joining Virtual Ceremony – Update

Oraph Winfrey, Issa Rae, Anthony Anderson
(L-R) Oprah, Issa Rae and Anthony Anderson Mega

2ND UPDATE, 11:15 AM: Ty Burrell, Ken Jeong, Mindy Kaling, Tatiana Maslany and Bob Newhart are the latest big names to join the talent lineup for the virtual 72 annual Primetime Emmy Awards airing Sunday on ABC. The network also promises that more “surprises are in store” for TV’s Biggest Night.

UPDATED, September 16: ABC and The Television Academy have added to its slate of TV stars set to make appearances during Sunday’s virtual awards ceremony. Talent set to appear at the 72nd annual Emmy Awards are Jason Bateman, Sterling K. Brown, Laverne Cox, Morgan Freeman and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Broad City alumna Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson will join the celebration of TV’s best performances and accomplishments along with Randall Park, RuPaul, Patrick Stewart, Jason Sudeikis, D-Nice and Sesame Street’s Count Von Count.

While the lineup of Emmy appearances may seem loaded, the Television Academy said the annual awards show will also feature even more surprises and guests.

PREVIOUS Sept. 10: The Television Academy has announced a slate of Hollywood stars set to make appearances during its virtual Emmy Awards ceremony. The 72nd annual Emmy Awards, which is less than two weeks away, will feature appearances from Oprah Winfrey, Issa Rae, America Ferrera and Anthony Anderson, all who have received Emmy nods during their career.

Additional stars set to appear during the ceremony are Gabrielle Union, J.J. Watt and Emmy-winner Lena Waithe. The Television Academy also announced that Grammy-winning H.E.R. will make her Emmys debut as she takes the virtual stage for the ceremony’s “In Memoriam” performance.

In light the COVID-19 pandemic, the Television Academy has opted for a virtual ceremony to minimize exposure and spread of the coronavirus

While the virtual awards show comes at unprecedented times, the Television Academy has created guidelines and rules fitting for the COVID-19 age. For this year’s ceremony nominees and virtual guests won’t have to adhere to black-tie dress requirements but can don anything they’d like, from gowns to sweats.

Final-round Emmy voting came to a close at the end of August. Topping the nominations for the 72nd annual awards show are HBO’s Watchmen with a total of 26 nominations and Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which brought in a total of 20 nods.

Jimmy Kimmel, who received two nominations this year, is set to host. The 72nd annual Emmy Awards will air Sept. 20 on ABC at 5:00 p.m. PT.

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