Highlights from 2021 Emmy Awards


Cedric the Entertainer hosts the 73rd Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 19, in Los Angeles. (Cliff Lipson/CBS/Getty Images)

First off, Cedric the Entertainer should host the Emmys every year. Heck, I nominate him right now to host the Oscars. He was just the right bit of funny, snarky and the skits were smart. I think it’s safe to say that the opening number put us all in a good mood.

Now, although the show felt an hour too long — most of us have leaned on television during the Covid-19 pandemic. So it feels like this year especially, we’ve all seen pretty much everything that’s nominated. At least I do!

The two shows that took home the most awards over the past two weekends were “Ted Lasso,” which won seven, and “The Crown,” who won 11. If you aren’t watching those, you need to start binging. When it comes to one of the most coveted categories, outstanding limited series, the award went to one of my favorite shows, “The Queens Gambit.”

It was a big night for Netflix who took home a total of 44 Emmys, tying an all-time record for a single year, according to CNN’s Brian Lowry.

Also, major props to RuPaul Charles, who made Emmy history by becoming the most-awarded person of color in the show’s history with 11 wins.

Kate Winslet accepts her award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie at the Emmy Awards, on September 19.
Kate Winslet accepts her award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie at the Emmy Awards, on September 19. (Cliff Lipson/CBS/Getty Images)

Bravo to Kate Winslet who took home the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie for her role in “Mare of Easttown.” Well deserved.

Much love to Jean Smart who won the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her role in “Hacks.” I’ve been rooting for her since her days on “Designing Women.”

An emotional moment was when Debbie Allen received a standing ovation as she was awarded the Governors Award at the Emmys.

Lastly, best speech of the night went to “I Will Destroy You” star Michaela Coel, who dedicated her Emmy win for outstanding writing for a limited or anthology series or movie to survivors of sexual abuse.



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