Everything About the 2021 Emmys
by Jaskiran Kaur | Sat, 18 Sep 2021 14:21:34 GMT
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Emmys are soon to come to T.V. screens, and we can't be more excited!

After a long year of quarantine and social distancing, the Emmys are one more step toward normalcy, at least in the T.V. world. The 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards show is going to be a non-virtual event and will be airing this September. 

Highest category nominations of the year

Emmy award winners Ron Cephas Jones and Jasmine Cephas Jones announced the Emmy nominees of this year in July. The Crown, a historical drama depicting the reign of Queen Elizabeth by Peter Morgan, swept 24 honors. Jon Favreau's American Space T.V. series, The Mandalorian, has also laid claim to prizes in 24 categories. 

Additionally, you will get to see WandaVison, a Marvel creation in 23 categories. The Handmaid's Tale, a dystopian world T.V. series, based on Margaret Atwood's novel of the same title, has claimed 21 categories along with Saturday Night Live, a late-night American comedy show. 

In terms of streaming services, HBO and HBO Max have gathered the most number of nominations standing at 130 nominations. Netflix is only a step behind with 129 nominations. 

When it is going live

The 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be going live on CBS and will also stream on Paramount, the streaming service of CBS. It will be airing from 8 p.m. E.T. onwards. 

Hosts and award distributors

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Cedric the Entertainer, known for his work in The Neighborhood, is one of the many famous performers that will be handing out the Emmy awards this year. He revealed his elation on July 12 to the fans through his Instagram post captioned' "I am about to be hosting the Emmys! And, I ain't even a Jimmy!"

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He shared another heartfelt post sometime later, saying how honored he is feeling to be considered for the role, and just like everyone else, T.V. was the only thing that kept him this last year. He wrote, "Throughout the roller-coaster of a year that we have all lived through, television has helped us stay connected as a society like never before."

Continuing, he said, "It not only entertained us, but as it always has, it helped to open our eyes, educate us, and hopefully brought about a better understanding of who we are as a people. I can't wait to take the stage to celebrate all of the great shows and performances that made us laugh, cry, dance, and sing over the past year."

Jimmy Kimmel, the host of Emmys last year, wasn't as lucky and had to contend with only a virtual session of the award show. A select few celebrities had joined late-night show hosts in person, but most of the attendees had appeared online through Zoom.