HBO to donate $1 Million to COVID-19 relief fund, after cancelling FYC & Emmy party

WION Web Team New Delhi, India May 23, 2020, 04.45 PM(IST)

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HBO announced that they would be donating $1 million to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund.

Amid global pandemic, HBO is cancelling this year's annual Emmy after-party and other For Your Consideration (FYC) events and using that money for COVID-19 relief fund. 

On Friday, HBO announced that they would be donating $1 million to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund.

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''On behalf of Bob Greenblatt and myself, we are proud to make this contribution from HBO instead of using it for our traditional Emmy party and FYC events,'' said Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. 

''I am tremendously proud of all of our shows in Emmy contention this year, and I am hopeful they will receive the recognition I believe is richly deserved for all of our talented collaborators, in front of and behind the camera. We look forward to being able to get back to the work we love," he added

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The Emmys are still scheduled for September 20. Like many other annual events, Daytime Emmys, has shifted to a remote at-home format this year.

The money will be used to fund families and small businesses, relief for healthcare workers, critical healthcare equipment, victims of domestic violence and many more.