Emmy show to include $2.8M donation to fight child hunger

ABC is airing the 72nd Emmy Awards on Sunday. But this year the Emmy will come up with something new as each Emmy Award passed out on the evening will include an additional $100,000 donation to combat child hunger, reports AP.

Each network and streaming service competing on the telecast has pledged the donation for every Emmy they win. The Television Academy announced the agreement on Friday.

With 23 Emmys being handed out and the academy committing $500,000, that will mean a donation of $2.8 million to No Kid Hungry, a group working to relieve child hunger brought on by the coronavirus crisis.

Jimmy Kimmel is hosting from Staples Center in Los Angeles and winners will settle for their awards from far-off places. Guests set to appear include Anthony Anderson, Mindy Kaling, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patrick Stuart, RuPaul and Oprah Winfrey. The HBO limited series “Watchmen” is the night’s top nominee.

source: AP/UNB