Primetime Emmy Awards 2021 has been conferred to the best the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021. Emmy Award ceremony was held live on September 19, 2021 at the Event Deck at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles, California.
Primetime Emmy Awards 2021 has been hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, and broadcast in the U.S. by CBS and Paramount+.
About Emmy Awards
- Primetime Emmy Award is an American award bestowed by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) in recognition of excellence in American primetime television (TV) programming.
- Award categories are divided into 3 classes:
- Regular Primetime Emmy Awards
- Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards: It honors technical and other similar behind-the-scenes achievements
- Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards: It recognizes significant contributions to the engineering and technological aspects of television.
- It was first conferred in 1949.
- It was originally referred to as simply ‘Emmy Award’ until International Emmy Award and Daytime Emmy Award were created in the early 1970s to expand the Emmy to other sectors of the television industry.
Full list of winners at Primetime Emmys 2021
Here's the full list of winners at the Primetime Emmys Award 2021:
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Variety Talk Show
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Outstanding Limited Series
The Queen's Gambit
Outstanding Actor - Comedy
Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)
Outstanding Actor – Drama
Outstanding Actor - Limited Series or Movie
Ewan McGregor (Halston)
Outstanding Actress – Comedy
Jean Smart (Hacks)
Outstanding Actress – Drama
Olivia Colman (The Crown)
Outstanding Actress - Limited Series or Movie
Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown)
Outstanding Supporting Actor – Comedy
Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso)
Outstanding Supporting Actor – Drama
Tobias Menzies (The Crown)
Outstanding Supporting Actor - Limited Series or Movie
Evan Peters (Mare of Easttown)
Outstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy
Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso)
Outstanding Supporting Actress – Drama
Gillian Anderson (The Crown)
Outstanding Supporting Actress - Limited Series or Movie
Julianne Nicholson (Mare of Easttown)
Outstanding Director – Comedy
Lucia Aniello (Hacks)
Outstanding Director – Drama
Jessica Hobbs (The Crown)
Outstanding Director - Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
Scott Frank (The Queen's Gambit)
Outstanding Writing - Comedy
Lucia Aniello, Paul W Downs and Jen Statsky (Hacks)
Outstanding Writing – Drama
Peter Morgan (The Crown)
Outstanding Writing - Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special
Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You)
Interesting facts about Primetime Emmy Awards 2021
- Ted Lasso established new record by becoming the most-nominated freshman comedy series in the awards' history with 20 nominations.
- Apple TV+ sports comedy surpassed record held by Fox musical comedy-drama Glee, which received 19 nominations in 2010.
- Mj Rodriguez (Pose TV series) became first-ever transgender person to be nominated for a major acting Emmy Award.
- The Crown won all seven drama categories, becoming the first show to sweep the major drama categories.
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