Rooting For Everybody Black: Your Complete Guide To The 2021 Emmys

73rd Primetime Emmy Awards

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The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards are on the horizon. On September 19, the biggest stars in television will gather at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to compete for some of the most coveted awards in entertainment. Black-ish, Lovecraft Country and Pose will go toe-to-toe with shows like Bridgerton, The Handmaid's Tale and The Crown for the "Outstanding Drama Series" crown. Meanwhile, Ted Lasso is favored to take home nearly all of the comedy hardware. Not to mention, A Black Lady Sketch Show and Saturday Night Live will duke it out in various sketch and late-night comedy categories. Needless to say, this is something that everyone will be talking about on Monday.

How Can I Watch?

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Who: The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

What: The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards

When: September 19, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET

Where: Microsoft Theater (Los Angeles, California)

Why: To celebrate the biggest and brightest names in television and entertainment

How: The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast on CBS. The award show can also be streamed through Paramount Plus, Hulu Live, YouTube TV and Sling TV.

Who's Hosting?

Cedric The Entertainer

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Cedric "The Entertainer" Kyles truly lives up to his nickname with all that he has accomplished. He's appeared in films like Top Five, starred in television shows like The Soul Man and produced projects like The Honeymooners. Not to mention, he is one of the original Kings of Comedy. Having accomplished all that he has, it's surprising that he has not been given the opportunity to host the Emmy Awards before. Either way, he will have the opportunity to add another line to his resume on Sunday.

"It's an honor to be the guy that's in charge — you know, running the post ... I'm the Tom Brady of this joint," he told People about his upcoming hosting gig.

"The way they did the show, I get to have maybe five minutes up front, but then I'm going to sneak in some other stuff. I'm already like, 'Look, I gotta get my jokes off, man,' " he said about his involvement in the show.

Who's Presenting?

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The awards are nothing without proper presentation. This year, the academy has recruited an A-list group of stars to properly distribute these golden trophies to deserving television stars. From gold medalist Allyson Felix to Grammy winner LL Cool J, this may be the most diverse group of presenters the award show has had in years.

The following stars are slated to present awards at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards:

  • Allyson Felix
  • Angela Bassett
  • Anthony Anderson
  • Ava DuVernay
  • Billy Porter
  • Gayle King
  • Jada Pinkett-Smith
  • Kerry Washington
  • LL Cool J
  • Misty Copeland
  • MJ Rodriguez
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Tracee Ellis Ross
  • Yara Shahidi

Who's Nominated?

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Outstanding Drama Series

The Boys


The Crown

The Mandalorian

Lovecraft Country


The Handmaid's Tale

This Is Us

Outstanding Comedy Series


Cobra Kai


Emily in Paris


Ted Lasso

The Flight Attendant

The Kominsky Method

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Regé-Jean Page, Bridgerton

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Billy Porter, Pose

Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country

Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason

Josh O'Connor, The Crown

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Emma Corrin, The Crown

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Uzo Aduba, In Treatment

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale

Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country

Mj Rodriguez, Pose

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Michael K. Williams, Lovecraft Country

Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid's Tale

Max Minghella, The Handmaid's Tale

O-T Fagbenle, The Handmaid's Tale

John Lithgow, Perry Mason

Tobias Menzies, The Crown

Giancarlo Esposito,The Mandalorian

Chris Sullivan, This Is Us

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Gillian Anderson, The Crown

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

Emerald Fennell, The Crown

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid's Tale

Samira Wiley, The Handmaid's Tale

Madeline Brewer, The Handmaid's Tale

Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

William H. Macy, Shameless

Kenan Thompson, Kenan

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Aidy Bryant, Shrill

Jean Smart, Hacks

Allison Janney, Mom

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso

Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso

Jeremy Swift, Ted Lasso

Paul Reiser,The Kominsky Method

Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live

Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live

Rosie Perez, The Flight Attendant

Hannah Einbinder, Hacks

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Juno Temple, Ted Lasso

Outstanding Limited Series

Mare of Easttown

I May Destroy You


The Queen's Gambit

The Underground Railroad

Outstanding Television Movie

Uncle Frank

Sylvie's Love


Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia

Dolly Parton's Christmas on The Square

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Paul Bettany, WandaVision

Hugh Grant, The Undoing

Ewan McGregor, Halston

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen's Gambit

Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision

Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown

Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown

Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision

Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

Renee Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

Moses Ingram, The Queen's Gambit

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Jonathan Groff, Hamilton

Anthony Ramos, Hamilton

Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen's Gambit

Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown

Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Courtney B. Vance, Lovecraft Country

Charles Dance, The Crown

Don Cheadle, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Timothy Olyphant, The Mandalorian

Carl Weathers, The Mandalorian

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid's Tale

Mckenna Grace, The Handmaid's Tale

Claire Foy, The Crown

Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

Sophie Okonedo, Ratched

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live

Daniel Kaluuya, Saturday Night Live

Dan Levy, Saturday Night Live

Morgan Freeman, The Kominsky Method

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live

Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Issa Rae, A Black Lady Sketch Show

Jane Adams, Hacks

Bernadette Peters, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Yvette Nicole Brown, A Black Lady Sketch Show

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show

Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Variety Talk Series


The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Outstanding Competition Program

The Amazing Race

Nailed It!

RuPaul's Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye

Nicole Byer, Nailed It!

Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, and Gail Simmons, Top Chef

Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, and Kevin O'Leary, Shark Tank

*Black nominees are bolded

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