The 2021 Emmy Awards was hosted Sunday, September 19, 2021, -LIVE- …by Cedric the Entertainer… on CBS and Paramount +
I have to give it to “Ceddy” He was engaging with the audience… and had me laughing out loud… all night long! ✨😆✨Cedric was very ~entertaining~ indeed! And dressed sharp as a tack! 📌
I loved the bit with all his TV wives… (((he heeee!!! 😆))) That spontaneous situation made me giggle 😆 even more… (very cute!)
You ALL win the “wifey” award of the year!!! 🏆 Tichina Arnold, Niecy Nash, and Terry J. Vaughn…
The setting for Emmys 2021…looked more intimate, and warm.
Nominees and guests were seated at small tables, instead of rows at a theater.
It seemed like the audience fully enjoyed the evening, and all the good company.
It looked like a fun time!
This year’s ceremony took place at L.A. Live’s Event Deck instead of the Microsoft Theater, which has been home to the Emmys since 2008.
It was a night of memorable tributes… including one at the top of the show..to Rapper Biz Markie…
This “surprise” tribute showcased the rap skills of several popular celebrities… and YES! It had plenty of flavor!!!
Rita Wilson, L.L Cool J, Lil Dickie, and Cedric the Entertainer got the Emmy’s off to a great start… by rockin’ the house to a custom rendition of Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend.”
As the show continued… presenter Kerry Washington gave a heartfelt tribute to Michael K. Williams, who passed away… just a few weeks before the Emmy Awards show.
During her presentation, Kerry said: “Michael was a brilliantly talented actor and a generous human being who has left us far too soon,” she said. “Your excellence, your artistry will endure. We love you.”
John Oliver also paid tribute to comedian Norm Macdonald…who died just last week.
During the win for Best Variety Series, Talk Show, Oliver said “there was no one funnier in late-night comedy than Norm Macdonald.”
Female directors hit a milestone Sunday night, as “The Crown’s” Jessica Hobbs and “Hacks'” Lucia Aniello won for outstanding directing for a drama series and a comedy series.
Yayyyy for the Ladies!!!
This is the first time that women have swept both directing categories in the same year.
The Governor’s Award went to the phenomenal Debbie Allen!
“The Queen’s Gambit,”
“The Crown” “Ted Lasso” and “Mare of Easttown,” took the highest Honors…
In fact… “The Crown” 👑 swept the drama acting awards…
This royal favorite brought home seven wins…the most of any show.
I must say.. this was not a huge surprise… because this Netflix show is extremely well done… It also happens to be one of my favorite shows… 🙌🏽 👑 🙌🏽
I’ve watched it consistently from the very beginning! Even when new actors take on the same characters… it never diminishes the “QUALITY” of the show… It only gets better.. and better! I can’t wait for this show to return!!!
🙋🏽♀️A few other personal notes..📝 from me..
Love craft Country was one of the most unique dramas on the tube. This HBO show was like nothing I’ve -ever-seen on television… truly one of the BEST new shows!!!! I was glad to see this show nominated, but it would have been nice to see this incredible production headed by Misha Green get more recognition, and get picked up for another season..
But this was the last hurrah…
After premiering to positive reviews and solid ratings last August, HBO opted not to renew Misha Green’s horror drama, which was originally intended as a limited series.
Fortunately, Courtney B. Vance did get recognized for his guest performance in the dramatic show.. during the creative Emmys..
I also want to congratulate another dramatic series.. that didn’t win..
“The Underground,” by Barry Jenkins…which was also outstanding!!! This Amazon Prime Series received 7 nominations.
And….. Bridgerton… ((sigh:))
That show was such a ✨delight!!!!✨Sooooo GOOD!!! Bridgerton got 12 nominations, and only 1 Emmy awarded….
At least the show had already won for Outstanding Period and/or Character Hairstyling…
A well deserved honor… I might add… but… I still think all the shows I have mentioned deserved 👉🏻👉👉🏽👉🏿 BETTER!!!!
Needless to say I was also disappointed… I also was sorry not to see more actors of color win….
BTW… 👉🏼 If you HAVE not seen any of these shows I’ve mentioned … I suggest you set aside a day to Binge Watch!!!! 👀
It’s totally WORTH IT!!! 👍🏽
Yeah…..I’ll just do a happy dance 💃🏻 about all these shows getting better marketing and publicity campaigns … (which has paid off..), with loyal followers…. and a LOT of buzz from influencers, and ATTENTION on social media.
stepping off soapbox… and dropping the mic! 🎤
Saturday Night Live has been one of my favorites for YEARS… (Congratulations to them for their win! 🏆), but I also want to give a shout out to “A Black Lady Sketch Show.” This sketch comedy show is “Hi-Larious!!!!” Bravo to the editing team, who did win during the creative Emmys..
And finally… Can we get a round of applause for “Blackish!!!” 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
It’s the last season for this awesome family comedy on ABC…It would have been great to see them ride off into the sunset with a few trophies… but it’s all good!! The show had a loyal following, and a great run….and lots of memorable episodes…
Now that I’ve had my say…
Here’s a complete list of winners from the 2021 Prime time Emmys:
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
WINNER: Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
WINNER: Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
WINNER: Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
WINNER: Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
WINNER: The Crown (Peter Morgan, Episode: “War”)
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
WINNER: The Crown (Jessica Hobbs, Episode: “War”)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
WINNER: Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
WINNER: Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
WINNER: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Outstanding Variety Talk Series
WINNER: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
WINNER: Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
WINNER: Hacks (Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, Jen Statsky, Episode: “There Is No Line”)
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
WINNER: Hacks (Lucia Aniello, Episode: “There Is No Line”)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
WINNER: Jean Smart, Hacks
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
WINNER: Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Outstanding Competition Program
WINNER: RuPaul’s Drag Race
Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
WINNER: The Queen’s Gambit(Scott Frank)
Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
WINNER: I May Destroy You(Michaela Cole)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
WINNER: Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
WINNER: Ewan McGregor, Halston
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
WINNER: Olivia Colman, The Crown
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
WINNER: Josh O’Connor, The Crown
Outstanding Variety Special (Live)
WINNER: Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020
Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
Outstanding Comedy Series
WINNER: Ted Lasso
Outstanding Drama Series WINNER: The Crown
Outstanding Limited Series
WINNER: The Queen’s Gambit
And now… the final numbers…
After the Creative Arts Emmys and the recent Primetime Emmys…here’s how many Awards.. the top studios racked up:
Netflix – 44
HBO/HBO Max – 19
Disney+ – 14
AppleTV+ – 10
NBC – 8
VH1 – 6
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