One of the most awaited awards shows on television, the Emmy Awards 2021, is here. It was a glorious night, with stars dazzling the red carpet at the award ceremony. At the star-studded 73rdEmmy Awards 2021 ceremony, several records were broken. The winners got very emotional on stage, which was reasonably expected, and the show was not without its share of controversies.
A record was created on Emmy Awards 2021 by Mj Rodrigues from the series Pose by becoming the first transgender to be nominated for acting.
The Handmaids Tale set a new record for the largest shut-out in the history of Emmy awards, having been nominated for 21 awards but not winning any. Previously, Mad Men did not win of its 17 nominations in 2012.
Ru Paul also created a record for the most wins by a person of color when Ru Paul’s Drag Race won the OutstandingCompetition Program trophy for the fourth consecutive time in Emmy Awards 2021.
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The Emmy Awards 2021 was ruled by The Crown, winning in all the seven drama categories. The Crown became the first show to sweep all the major drama categories in Emmy Awards’ history. It was tied with The Mandalorian with 24 nominations in the Drama category.
The prized statuettes went to Olivia Colman as the Outstanding Leading Actress, Josh O’Connor as the Outstanding Leading Actor, and Gillian Anderson and Tobias Menzies in the Outstanding Supporting Actor category.
For Outstanding Writing, Peter Morgan won the award for the episode “War.” For the same episode, Jessica Hobbs won the OutstandingDirecting for a Drama Series award. The series won more awards in the Creative Arts category.
The Crown, revolving around the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, tallied 11 wins in total.
Where to Watch?: The Crown is available on Netflix.
Sports comedy series Ted Lasso made a record by being the most nominated freshman comedy series. By winning 20 nominations, Ted Lasso surpassed the record of 19 nominations held by Glee, a Fox musical comedy.
The series won the Emmy Awards 2021 for OutstandingComedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor (Jason Sudeikis), Supporting Actress (Hannah Waddingham), and Outstanding Supporting Actor (Brett Goldstein).
Ted Lasso is the heartwarming story of the eponymous football coach who trains a professional soccer team in London. The show has not only won hearts but awards as well in Emmy Awards 2021.
Where to Watch?: Ted Lasso is available on Apple TV+.
Mare of Easttown
The honoring of excellence in television went ahead with Mare of Easttown star, KateWinslet, claiming the Outstanding Lead Actress award in the Limited Series category. Co-stars Evan Peters and Julianne Nicholson won awards in the Outstanding Supporting Actor’s category.
Mare of Easttown is about Mare Sheehan, a police investigator in a small Pennsylvania town, investigating a brutal murder. At the same time, she tries hard to keep her life from falling apart.
Where to Watch It?: You can watch Mare of Easttown on HBO Max.
Hacks scored three Emmy Awards 2021 for Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing for aComedy Series, while Jean Smart, who plays the role of Deborah Vance, the OutstandingLead Actress in a Comedy Series award.
Where to Watch It?: Hacks is a comedy-drama series on HBO Max.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver scored two awards, one for Outstanding Writing for aVariety Series and the other for Outstanding Variety Talk Series.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is an American late-night comedy show hosted by the renowned comedian John Oliver.
Where to Watch It?: It is available on HBO.
I May Destroy You
Michaela Coel grabbed a writing Emmy in the Supporting category for I May Destroy You for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series.
The series is about how television writer Arabella Essiedu’s life changes after being sexually assaulted in a nightclub. Michaela Coel has played the role of Arabella.
Where to Watch It?: I May Destroy You is available on BBC One and HBO.
Ewan McGregor won the Outstanding Leading Actor in a Supporting Role for Halston.
Halston is a mini-series about the life of the American fashion designer Halston and his rise to fame.
Where to Watch It?: It is available on Netflix.
The Queen’s Gambit
The Queen’s Gambit won the Outstanding Limited Series award.
The series is about a chess prodigy Beth Harmon’s quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.
Where to Watch It?: It is available on Netflix.
In the Emmy Awards 2021, Hamilton received 12 nominations and scored the OutstandingVariety Special award.
Hamilton is an American historical fiction musical comedy-drama movie inspired by the biography of Alexander Hamilton.
Where to Watch It?: It is available on Disney+.
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live won the Outstanding Variety Sketch Series award at the Emmy Awards 2021.
Where to Watch It?: Saturday Night Live is a stand-up comedy series on NBC.
The 73rd Emmy Awards 2021 had its share of controversies as well. While its list of nominations was the most diverse in Emmy’s history, all the major awards were won by white performers. The accusations of lack of inclusion rounded off with #EmmysSoWhite trending on Twitter.
The winners of the coveted Emmy Awards 2021, the best on television in their respective categories, are chosen by the ATAS (Academy of Television Arts & Sciences).
The nominations for Emmy Awards 2021 were announced through a virtual event by Ron and Jasmine CephasJones on July 13, 2021.
The 73rd Emmy Awards 2021 ceremony was held with a limited audience on September 19, 2021, at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
It was broadcasted live by CBS and Paramount+ in the United States of America and viewed by a record number of viewers. Cedric the Entertainer hosted Emmy Awards 2021.