Emmy Presenters Will Wear Tuxedo Hazmat Suits to Hand Out Awards

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The 2020 Emmy Awards is making safety a priority amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and that entails employing the use of hazmat suits during the ceremony.

While this year’s awards presentation will be virtual, some presenters will be visiting the homes of winners to award them their trophies. To keep everyone healthy, those presenters will be outfitted in specially-designed “dapper hazmat suits,” reported Entertainment Weekly.

"Not only is this a fun and irreverent visual, but it also ensures the health and safety of all of our winners and the presenter by following all of the health and safety protocols - with a twist," producers told the New York Post.

Designed to look like a dystopian tuxedo, the black suit comes with the protective headgear and “Emmys” emblazoned on the left side.

The “Contagion” formalwear was created by costume designer Katja Cahill and the show’s executive producer Guy Carrington, who worked with a hazmat manufacturer to "ensure the health and safety of all of our winners and the presenter by following all of the health and safety protocols — with a twist,” noted a press release, per EW.

As far as other Emmy fashions, this year won’t see the traditional parade of celebrities down the red carpet. Instead, ABC is airing a pre-show featuring a virtual red carpet with interviews of nominees and a preview of this year’s “couch couture.”

The 2020 Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air Sunday, Sept. 20 at 8pm ET on ABC. Follow live coverage the night of the event on RADIO.COM.

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