HBO and HBO Max Reveal Emmy FYC Plans Centering on Ten Drive-In Screening Events (EXCLUSIVE)

Grab your keys: HBO and HBO Max are leaning heavily into in-person drive-in events for their joint Emmy For Your Consideration campaign next month. Dubbed “HBO/HBO Max FYC Drive-In Theatre,” the pay cabler and its sister streamer will hold ten events between May 14 and May 21 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

This year’s Television Academy Emmy campaign rules focused on virtual panels and events, with one exception: Panels could also take place in a drive-in environment, as long as COVID-19 safety protocols are observed. Last week, NBCUniversal held the first drive-in screening of the season with an event for Bravo’s “Top Chef.”

In the case of the HBO/HBO Max events, Television Academy members will screen episodes and watch panel discussions about contenders while being fed and watching from their cars. Per HBO and HBO Max, “each event will have a branded red carpet photo opportunity for guests upon drive-in arrival, live DJ sets, thematic catering delivered to guests’ vehicles and a 70 -foot LED screen to watch selected programming and pre-recorded panels with program creators, casts and crews.

Here are the drive-in screenings scheduled for the week-long event:

Friday, May 14
“The Flight Attendant” (HBO Max) at 7:00 p.m.
Screening: Episode 101, “In Case of Emergency” (eligible for comedy series)
Moderator: Chelsea Handler, “Chelsea Handler: Evolution” (HBO Max, also Emmy eligible for variety special, pre-recorded)
Panelists:
Steve Yockey, EP & Writer
Kaley Cuoco, EP & Lead Actress Zosia Mamet, Supporting Actress Michelle Gomez, Supporting Actress Rosie Perez, Supporting Actress Michiel Huisman, Actor
Susanna Fogel, EP & Director

Saturday, May 15
“Generation” (HBO) at 2 p.m.
Screening: “Pilot” (eligible for comedy series)
Panelists:
Zelda Barnz, Co-Creator, EP and Writer
Daniel Barnz, Co-Creator, EP, Writer and Director
Justice Smith, Supporting Actor
Uly Schlesinger, Supporting Actor
Nathanya Alexander, Supporting Actress
Chloe East, Supporting Actress
Lukita Maxwell, Supporting Actress
Haley Sanchez, Supporting Actress
Chase Sui Wonders, Supporting Actress
Nava Mau, Supporting Actress
Martha Plimpton, Supporting Actress

“David Byrne’s American Utopia” (HBO) at 7 p.m.
Screening of entire film and Q&A with David Byrne, producer and star (eligible for variety special, pre-recorded)
Moderator: Jazz Tangcay, Variety

Sunday, May 16
“It’s A Sin” (HBO Max) at 2 p.m.
Screening: “Episode 1” (eligible for limited series)
Moderator: D.J. “Shangela” Pierce (HBO’s “We’re Here”)
Panelists:
Russell T Davies, EP & Writer
Olly Alexander, Lead Actor
Lydia West, Supporting Actress
Omari Douglas, Supporting Actor
Nathaniel Curtis, Supporting Actor
Callum Scott Howells, Supporting Actor
Neil Patrick Harris, Supporting Actor

“Mare of Easttown” (HBO) at 7 p.m.
Screening: Episode 5, “Illusions” (eligible for limited series)
Moderator: Jenelle Riley, Variety
Panelists:
Brad Ingelsby, Creator, EP & Writer
Craig Zobel, EP & Director
Mark Roybal, EP
Kate Winslet, EP & Lead Actress
Julianne Nicholson, Supporting Actress
Jean Smart, Supporting Actress
Angourie Rice, Supporting Actress
Evan Peters, Supporting Actor
John Douglas Thompson, Supporting Actor

Monday, May 17
“I May Destroy You” (HBO) at 7 p.m.
Screening: Episode 12, “Ego Death” (eligible for limited series)
Moderator: Salamishah Tillet
Panelists:
Michaela Coel, Creator, EP, Director, Writer and Lead Actress
Weruche Opia, Supporting Actress
Paapa Essiedu, Supporting Actor
Sam Miller , EP & Director
Lynsey Moore, Costume Designer
Bethany Swan, Make-Up & Hair Designer

Tuesday, May 18
“Lovecraft Country” (HBO) at 7 p.m.
Screening: Episode 101, “Sundown” (eligible for drama series)
Moderator: Angelique Jackson, Variety
Panelists:
Jurnee Smollett, Lead Actress
Jonathan Majors, Lead Actor
Michael K. Williams, Supporting Actor
Wunmi Mosaku, Supporting Actress
Aunjanue Ellis, Supporting Actress
Jamie Chung, Supporting Actress
Courtney B, Vance, Guest Actor

Wednesday, May 19
“The Undoing” (HBO) at 7 p.m.
Screening: Episode 6, “The Bloody Truth” (eligible for limited series)
Panelists:
Susanne Bier, EP & Director
David E. Kelley, Creator, Showrunner, EP & Writer
Nicole Kidman, EP & Lead Actress
Hugh Grant, Lead Actor
Donald Sutherland, Supporting Actor
Noma Dumezweni, Supporting Actress
Edgar Ramirez, Supporting Actor
Lily Rabe, Supporting Actor

Thursday, May 20
“Hacks” (HBO Max) at 7 p.m.
Screening: Pilot, “There is No Line” and Episode 102, “Primm” (eligible for comedy series)
Panelists:
Jean Smart, Lead Actress
Hannah Einbinder, Supporting Actress
Kaitlin Olson, Supporting Actress
Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Supporting Actor
Paul W. Downs, Co-Creator, EP, Supporting Actor, Writer and Director
Lucia Aniello, Co-Creator, EP, Writer and Director
Jen Statsky, Co-Creator, EP and Writer
Michael Schur, EP

Friday, May 21
“A Black Lady Sketch Show” (HBO) at 7 p.m.
Screening: Episode 201, “But the Tilapias Are Fine Though, Right?” (eligible for variety sketch series)
Moderator: Amber Riley, Guest Actress
Panelists:
Robin Thede, Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer and Lead Actress
Ashley Nicole Black, Supporting Actress and Writer
Gabrielle Dennis, Supporting Actress
Lauren Ashley Smith, Head Writer, Co-Executive Producer

 

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