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Jimmy Kimmel Reveals 'Weirdest' Part of Hosting the Virtual Emmys

Jimmy Kimmel is back in the studio to film his show Jimmy Kimmel Live after a summer vacation and he’s opening up about the Emmys!

The 52-year-old late night host opened up about the “weirdest” part of hosting the virtual Emmy Awards while giving his opening monologue on Monday (September 21).

“The weirdest part of hosting this show was, when it was over, there are usually parties and everyone is carrying their Emmys around. Everyone’s happy, everyone’s celebrating. This year, the show ended and it was like ‘well, I guess I’ll go into my car – and drive home,’” he said. “Doing an awards show, where all the winners are at home, is a strange experience. It was probably the first time in history that someone won an Emmy and then, ten minutes later put a load of laundry in the dryer.”

Jimmy joked about hosting the lowest rated Emmys ceremony ever, but said a big positive of the night was raising $2.8 million for charity.

Jimmy Kimmel Delivers Emmys 2020 Monologue to Fake Audience - See His Best Jokes!

Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the 2020 Emmy Awards from an empty Staples Center in Los Angeles and he delivered the opening monologue to a fake audience, using a feed from last year’s show.

The talk show host started things off on Sunday night (September 20) by welcoming fans to the “pand-Emmys… You can’t have a virus without a host.”

Jimmy also joked about how the show had no host at least year’s event. He said, “Why are we having an awards show in the middle of a pandemic and what the hell am I doing here? This is the year they decide to have a host?”

Jimmy also talked about the importance of television during the pandemic.

“This has been a miserable year. It’s been a year of division, injustice, disease, zoom school, disaster and death. We’ve been quarantined and locked down, confined to our homes like prisoners. What did we find in that dark and lonely tunnel? We found a friend who is there for us 24 hours a day. Our old pal, television,” he said.

Jimmy joked that Quibi has 10 Emmy nominations, despite it being the “dumbest thing to ever cost a billion dollars.”

While talking about the show Schitt’s Creek, the show’s logo appeared on screen because ABC wouldn’t let him say the title without showing the logo. He joked, “HBO can show us a big blue penis no problem, I can’t stay the word Schitt’s with a C?”

At the end of his monologue, Jimmy showed how there isn’t actually an audience at the event.

“Wait that would mean that I’m up here all alone, just like prom night,” Jimmy joked. “This isn’t a MAGA rally, this is the Emmys.”

Watch the full speech below and see a behind-the-scenes look at the arena!

Jimmy Kimmel Will Host Emmys 2020 from Inside an Empty Staples Center in L.A.

The 2020 Emmy Awards will be a virtual event, but Jimmy Kimmel will still be hosting the show from a studio!

The show usually is held at the Microsoft Theatre at L.A. Live, but this year it is happening inside the Staples Center next door without any audience in attendance.

ABC has released some behind-the-scenes photos to show us what it looks like inside the Staples Center right now. It looks like the production staff is even using hand sanitizer pumps that are propped up in an Emmy Award statue!

Make sure to check out the full list of winners in the 100 categories that have already been announced and see the nominees in the 23 categories being announced tonight.

Jimmy prepared for the Emmys by posing for a photo in his boxers!

Click through the gallery for the behind-the-scenes photos… More Here! »

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Jimmy Kimmel Prepares for Emmys 2020 in His Boxers!

Jimmy Kimmel is getting ready for the big night!

The host of the 2020 Emmy Awards posed in his dressing room while getting ready for the big event on Sunday night (September 20).

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Ahead of the show, Jimmy put on his tux-on-top, boxers-on-bottom best while enjoying bites and Ketel One cocktails from Jimmy’s Emmy Party Box.

The box, which was curated by Jimmy, included dishes from some of his favorite chefs and restaurants, along with all the ingredients to make a the signature cocktail of the 72nd Emmy Awards Season, the Seven Minute Martini from Ketel One Vodka.

In an effort to make the Emmys still feel special amid the pandemic, Jimmy’s Emmy Party Box was delivered to first responders all over the LA area, treating them to something special to have while tuning in to the show from home, and saying thank you for all of their hard work and dedication the last several months.

If you haven’t yet, check out who is nominated at the 2020 Emmys ahead of the ceremony!

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Jimmy Kimmel Live's Instagram Destroys Troll Who Says Women Aren't Funny

A troll just had to leave a comment on Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s Instagram account to leave an unbelievably rude (and untrue) comment about women after watching Dua Lipa‘s guest monologue.

It all started when the show’s Instagram account posted the full video of Dua Lipa‘s monologue after she guest hosted for Jimmy earlier this week.

The troll posted a comment on the video, saying, “Women still aren’t funny.”

Well, Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s Instagram responded directly to the person and totally destroyed them.

Meanwhile, if you missed it, Dua Lipa actually went viral because of a moment that happened during the show between her and one of the celeb guests.

Check out the comment exchange that has everyone talking…

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Emmy Awards 2020 to Be Held Virtually Amid Pandemic

The 2020 Emmy Awards are going virtual.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, it has been announced that upcoming awards show will be held virtually, producers – including host Jimmy Kimmel – informed nominees on Wednesday (July 29).

“As you’ve probably guessed, we’re not going to be asking you to come to the Microsoft Theatre in downtown LA on September 20th,” the letter states, as obtained by Variety. “This year, it’s still going to be TV industry’s biggest night out… but we’ll come to you!”

As of right now, the producers are still working out the specifics of the virtual ceremony, including which elements will be live and if winners will notified ahead of the broadcast.

“As ABC and the Television Academy continue to formulate plans for the Emmys telecast, producers have taken the proactive step of reaching out to some nominees now to inform them of our intent to deliver a live show that is both celebratory and safe,” ABC and the Television Academy said in a joint statement. “We look forward to sharing information with you in the weeks ahead, as we solidify our plans for TV’s biggest night.”

You can check out the full list of nominees here. Find out which star was nominated for a record-breaking four awards!

The 2020 Emmy Awards will take place on Sunday, September 20th.

You can read the letter sent to the nominees inside…More Here! »

Billy Eichner Hilariously Roasts Everyone With 'Kimmel' Monologue - Watch! (Video)

Billy Eichner is skewering everyone.

The 41-year-old comedian and actor guest hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night (July 8).

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During his opening monologue, during “another night of entertainment in our disease-ravaged fascist state,” he took shots at so many celebrities – and it was hilarious.

“I’m here filling in for Jimmy Kimmel tonight, because when I think about who deserves two months off from work, it’s definitely public school teachers and the man who won an Emmy for producing a one-night reboot of The Jeffersons,” he said.

He also chewed out fictional fans with Cameos, like “Seth” who was celebrating his bar mitzvah.

“You know what, Seth? Maybe you should tell your parents to take the $50,000 they’re spending on a birthday party for you, a child who’s accomplished nothing, and use it to play a little party game I like to call reparations,” he said.

He also announced his own visual album, inspired by Lion King co-star Beyonce.

“If you liked Black Panther, you will love Gay Meerkat And yes, that is a picture of Timon holding a sign that says STONEWALL WAS A RIOT. You won’t find that on the shows Sebastian Maniscalco’s hosting here next week,” he said.

A Congressional candidate made headlines for this bizarre Beyonce conspiracy theory.

Watch Billy Eichner‘s monologue…