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“Why would you have an award show in the middle of a pandemic?” Jimmy Kimmel asks rows of empty seats at the Staples Center as the Emmy Award kicked off Sunday.
The tongue-and-cheek opener from veteran host Kimmel promises viewers a 72nd Emmy awards show like no other.
“No, seriously, why are we having an award show in the middle of a pandemic?” he asks as the team at ABC intercuts reaction shots and track laughter from previous Emmy ceremonies. “…What is happening tonight is not important. It’s not going to stop Covid. It’s not going to put out the fires. But it’s fun and right now we need fun. My God do we need fun. This has been a miserable year….