Fil-Am talents Jo Koy, H.E.R, Augie Vargas participate in virtual Emmy Awards

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Jo Koy H.E.R Augie Vargas
These 3 talented Filipino-Americans joined the first-ever virtual Emmys and showcased their craftsmanship in comedy, music, and producing. Photo credits to the artists’ Instagram.

Three Filipino-American talents – Jo Koy, H.E.R, and Augie Max Vargas are among those who have participated in the unprecedented 72nd Emmy Awards held virtually due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Fil-Ams were able to showcase their craft in comedy, music, and producing, in one of the most prestigious primetime TV awards in America, and dubbed this year as “PandEmmys” held on September 21, 2020.

Jo Koy, one of Hollywood’s top comedians who features Filipino culture in his acts, did a skit for the Emmys about interns in hazmat suits or personal protective equipment delivering the awards.

R&B singer and multiple Grammy winner, H.E.R., sang a very emotional performance during the in-memoriam segment as a tribute to the entertainment industry personalities who died recently.

The MTV Awardee’s moving performance was added with her skillful playing of the piano and guitar while singing “Nothing Compares to U.”

Augie Max Vargas, another Pinoy talent and one of the busiest people behind the show as one of this year’s producers, made sure that the never-been-done-before virtual Emmys goes smoothly with participants located where they are quarantining.

“It was such an honor to be part of such an unprecedented event. These events are so dependent on live audiences. Being in attendance, and to be able to do what we did last night. It’s just, it’s an amazing feeling to be part of that,” said Vargas.

The #PandEmmys was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and it featured hundreds of celebrities around the world where the nominees are watching from their homes while Emmy representatives were on standby to deliver their awards.

Fil-Ams have steadily made their mark at the American Emmys.

Actor Darren Criss made history for Filipino-Americans as the 1st to win an Emmy top prize.

Zaldy Goco won an Emmy for RuPaul’s Lady Gaga costume.

Meteorologist Shanna Mendiola won an Emmy Award for plastics in the ocean coverage.

SEND Congratulations in the comments below to talented Filipino-Americans Jo Koy, H.E.R, and Augie Max Vargas for participating in the virtual Emmys.

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Alyssa Leyda-Aldemo
Alyssa Leyda-Aldemo was a contributor in the News Letter of her former agency and is currently a content writer on her church's website and social media platform. She is now a full-time housewife who wants to re-ignite her passion for writing.