Emmys, live and virtual: ‘What could possibly go wrong?’

  • This image released by HBO shows Regina King in a scene from "Watchmen." The series is nominated for 26 Emmy Awards including one for outstanding limited series. (Mark Hill/HBO via AP)

  • FILE - In this July 12, 2018, file photo, Emmy statues appear on stage at the 70th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcements at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, in Los Angeles. The Emmy Awards, the first big Hollywood ceremony to attempt a live -- but socially distanced -- broadcast amid the pandemic, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, and producers are promising a live TV experience with 100 cameras in the homes of nominees, and all the chaos that could entail. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES — Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel and an alpaca sharing the spotlight. Winners accepting at home in designer pajamas or maybe yoga pants. More than 100 chances for a balky internet connection to bring Sunday’s ceremony to a crashing halt.