The 2021 awards season enters its golden standing zone on Sunday, Sept. 19, with the primetime Emmy Awards telecast. It’s the annual event when TV’s greatest stars and collection battle it out — all whereas sustaining gracious on-camera smiles and courtesy claps, in fact — to win the small display’s most prestigious honor.
Last year’s Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmys ceremony had been dragged down by coronavirus restrictions, digital speeches and technical snafus — so the 73rd annual “live and ‘in-person’” ceremony is expected to be a big step up, according to the show’s head honcho.
“Television has provided a lifeline for so many around the globe this year, delivering a constant source of entertainment, information and inspiration during some of our most difficult days,” mentioned TV Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma in a statement. “We are thrilled to honor the diversity of storytelling in television today by recognizing talented artists, programs, producers, directors and craftspeople throughout our industry and celebrating their commitment to this extraordinary medium.”
So with out additional ado, right here’s all you want to know earlier than the 2021 Emmys air:
When and the place will the show happen?
The 2021 Emmys will air on Sunday, Sept. 19. at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on CBS. The motion might be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Where will or not it’s live-streamed?
The Emmys might be streamed on Paramount+, the official CBS streaming service which begins at $5 a month with advertisements and $10 sans advertisements, after a seven-day free trial. Access it by way of internet browser, smartphones, sensible TVs, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Samsung, Playstation 4, and Xbox One and Series X.
Another possibility: Hulu + Live will run you $65 a month and stream by way of laptops, smartphones, pill, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox, Samsung, LG, Nintendo Switch, and Android TV.
You may watch the Primetime Emmy Awards on DIRECTV Stream, which gives live CBS in its “Entertainment” bundle.
When does the purple carpet begin?
E! Live from the Red Carpet starts streaming its “countdown” at 4:30 p.m. — with the live star stroll launching at 6 p.m. Entertainment Weekly’s pre-show livestream will step off on the identical time. Note: The official CBS Emmy Awards’ purple carpet protection is kaput this 12 months thanks to Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Chargers NFL sport.
Comedian Cedric the Entertainer might be internet hosting the ceremony.
“The Neighborhood” star said he’s been watching the Emmys “since I was a little boy huddled up next to my grandmother. Television has always been my reliable friend, so it is an enormous honor for me to host.”
The first-time emcee additionally commented on the particular significance TV performs throughout instances of battle: “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. 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.”
Who’s nominated this 12 months?
The 2021 noms had been just about introduced — try the complete record of nominees right here — on July 13 by Ron and Jasmine Cephas Jones. Breakout collection comparable to “The Boys” and “Bridgerton” are up for finest drama collection, and MJ Rodriguez made historical past when she was introduced as the primary transgender actress to be nominated for a serious performing award.
“The Mandalorian” and “The Crown” tied for this year’s most-nominated collection with 24 noms every. Disney+’s “WandaVision” got here in an in depth second with 23 nods. HBO Max’s groundbreaking collection comparable to “Mare of Easttown,” “I May Destroy You,” “The Flight Attendant” and “Lovecraft Country” earned a number of nods as properly.
Apple TV’s “Ted Lasso” scored 20 award nods and Netflix’s “Emily in Paris” and “The Kominsky Method” additionally each garnered nominations.
R&B singer Leon Bridges and singer Jon Batiste will carry out a particular music for the evening’s “In Memoriam” presentation. “The Late Late Show with James Corden” band chief and comic Reggie Watts will take over duties as DJ for the evening.
Annaleigh Ashford, Awkwafina, Misty Copeland, Michael Douglas, Ava DuVernay, Taraji P. Henson, Gayle King, LL COOL J, Dolly Parton, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Ellen Pompeo, Yara Shahidi, Rita Wilson and Catherine Zeta-Jones are amongst these introduced to current. Check out the complete record of presenters right here.