In what could be a sign of things to come when awards season comes into full swing, this year's Daytime Emmy Awards will see recipients and special guests appearing virtually from home.
TVLine reports that the 47th annual American salute to early-to-evening programming was originally expected to be canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but will now be broadcast on Friday, June 26 on US TV channel CBS.
According to CBS, the broadcast will only include leading categories, with recipients and special guests appearing virtually from home.
Additional categories will be announced on Twitter (@DaytimeEmmys) during the broadcast, while others are being held for a separate ceremony happening in July.
Whether this 'Home Alone' approach will continue as we head towards the Grammys, Oscars and other award ceremonies is very much dependent on how things go with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Without a vaccine, and with the possibility of a second and subsequent waves of the coronavirus, there is no certainty that the awards season can expect to carry on as before.
Already, the possibility of next year's Oscars not going ahead has been mooted - something unthinkable just two months ago. Could the Daytime Emmy Awards' approach become the new normal?
"As a leader in daytime, we are thrilled to welcome back the Daytime Emmy Awards," Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President of Specials, Music and Live Events, said in a statement announcing the Daytime Emmy Awards.
"Daytime television has been keeping viewers engaged and entertained for many years, so it is with great pride that we look forward to celebrating the best of the genre here on CBS."
At last year's Daytime Emmys, Catherine Fulvio was nominated in the Outstanding Culinary Host category for A Taste of Ireland: Ballyknocken Cookery School, but lost out to Valerie Bertinelli for Valerie's Home Cooking.