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Jimmy Kimmel Opens 2020 Emmys With Pretend Crowd: ‘This Is not A MAGA Rally’

Donald Trump may need to take some notes.

Forward of the 72nd Primetime Emmys from Los Angeles’ Staples Middle, host Jimmy Kimmel informed Leisure Weekly that the present could be “as inventive as doable,” given the constraints of a digital ceremony. Throughout the opening on Sunday, we discovered precisely what that meant.

Kimmel kicked off the unusual digital ceremony, aka the Pandemmys, with an excellent stranger opening, doing jokes for what appeared like a full Emmys viewers:

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, it was bizarre. However was it actual?

It wasn’t lengthy earlier than Kimmel revealed that his crowd was really simply previous viewers footage and that the Staples Middle was principally empty.

“In fact we don’t have an viewers. This isn’t a MAGA rally, it’s the Emmys,” Kimmel mentioned. 

The reveal was a surreal second, as Kimmel confirmed that the seats have been really stuffed with cardboard cutouts of the nominees. Effectively, they have been principally cardboard …

Kimmel then broke down how issues would work: The ceremony could be utilizing dwell feeds from greater than 100 areas world wide to indicate the nominees. 

“You understand how laborious it’s to get your mother and father to FaceTime? Multiply that by lots,” Kimmel joked, earlier than getting some hand sanitizer from an Emmy and exhibiting a wall stuffed with dwell feeds.

“It is a main enterprise. We’ve got 100 completely different feeds going suddenly. What might probably go proper?”