The Emmy Awards are going ahead with an audience next month with strict requirements for attendees.

In order to attend, the guests will have to provide a negative Covid-19 test as well as proof of vaccination.

Where there is a nominated team of three or more, they will not be presented with more than four tickets, meaning not all those up for an award will be allowed to attend.

The move comes as the Delta variant has been sweeping across the United States.

As well as the flagship Primetime Emmys ceremony on September 19, the rules on a negative test and immunisation also apply to the three Creative Arts events taking place the previous weekend.

All the ceremonies are due to take place at LA Live, an entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles.

Organisers said the venue will allow them to use a dual indoor/outdoor set-up, with the in-person audience socially distanced.

The Crown and The Mandalorian are leading the charge in the Emmy nominations as television prepares to honour a year transformed by the pandemic.

All Irish hopes for an in-front of the camera Emmy, had rested on Nicola Coughlan in Bridgerton and Brendan Gleeson in The Comey Rule, but they were not nominated this year.