The Creative Arts Emmy Awards, traditionally held over the weekend for regular Emmys, will take place online this year due to the corona outbreak, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (TV Academy) reports Monday.

The Creative Arts Emmys mainly award prizes for work behind the scenes, but there are also awards for small categories such as documentary series and specials.

It is not yet clear whether the digital version of the ceremony will take place on September 12 and 13, the dates on which the event is scheduled. "The new format for these ceremonies is currently under development," the TV Academy said in a statement.

The 72nd edition of the main Emmy broadcast is still scheduled for September 20. The TV Academy and its broadcaster, ABC, are investigating how "even during a global pandemic, they can deliver a show that brings people together," the organizer said.

In addition, according to the TV Academy, it is important during the Emmys to recognize and support "the unprecedented national and global demand for social justice and equality". With this, the organization refers to the massive protests that are taking place in the United States and beyond after the death of black George Floyd after a brutal white police arrest on May 25.

This year, for the first time in the history of the Emmy Awards, the Governors Ball will not be a gala for guests, nominees, winners and losers after the ceremonies.