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2021 Emmys

‘Hacks’ Team Celebrates Sophomore Run, Talks “Living Legend” Guest Stars

Coming off three Emmys and two Golden Globes in their triumphant 2021 awards run, the team behind HBO Max’s Hacks finally gathered Monday to celebrate the second season of the pandemic smash hit. Led by its three co-creators, co-showrunners, co-EPs and co-writers — Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky — the Hacks family […]

Israeli Film ‘Advocate’ Wins Best Documentary Emmy

Israeli film Advocate won best documentary during Wednesday’s 42nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. Directed by Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaiche for PBS, the story follows the work of Israeli human rights lawyer Lea Tsemel, who throughout her career representing Palestinians has defended political prisoners as well as clients accused of extremist crimes. […]

ABC’s ‘The Shot: Race to the Vaccine,’ CNN’s ‘The Death of George Floyd’ Among News Emmy Winners

ABC’s The Shot: Race to the Vaccine and CNN’s The Death of George Floyd were among the winners of the 42nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards on Tuesday night. Journalist Patricia Janiot welcomed viewers to the virtual ceremony, soon announcing that Vice News’ American Uprising was the recipient of the evening’s first award: outstanding breaking […]

‘The Crown’s Tobias Menzies Dedicates His Emmy Win to Michael K. Williams

Tobias Menzies, who won the best supporting actor in a drama award at Sunday’s Primetime Emmys, dedicated his win to the late Lovecraft Country star Michael K. Williams, who was considered the frontrunner for the honor. Menzies, who was not in attendance at the ceremony to accept his award, was nominated for his role as […]

‘Pose’ Co-Creator Steven Canals Shares Planned Emmy Speech: “To Be Queer is a Gift”

Had Steven Canals made it to the stage during Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, he would have been ready. The Pose co-creator, executive producer, writer and director prepared comments as a way to meet the moment. And while the groundbreaking FX series did not win any trophies during the telecast — last weekend’s Creative Arts ceremonies […]

The Top 10 Jewelry Moments That Stunned at the 73rd Emmy Awards

At Sunday night’s 73rd Annual Emmy Awards, bright hues reigned on the red carpet, embraced by women and men alike, while stars also highlighted a wide variety of sparkle in imaginative ways. Here’s a look at The Hollywood Reporter‘s top 10 moments in diamonds and other jewels on the Emmys red carpet: Jean Smart in […]

TV Ratings: Emmys Rise, Stopping Streak of All-Time Lows

The Emmys bucked a recent trend for major awards shows — early figures have the show up in viewers after two straight years of all-time lows. Sunday’s telecast on CBS averaged about 7.83 million viewers in the final same-day ratings, which include out of home viewing (up from 7.4 million in preliminary ratings). That’s a […]

Emmys Analysis: The Changing of the Guard Is Complete

Interestingly enough, the Primetime Emmys’ “changing of the guard” from the cable era to the streaming era has unfolded entirely over the course of the run of Netflix’s The Crown, the first season of which was Emmy-eligible in 2017 and the fourth and most recent season of which was Emmy-eligible this year. In 2017, Hulu […]

Emmys: Michael K. Williams, ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Snubbed

By the time Netflix scored its first drama series win for The Crown at the 2021 Emmys, the show about the British royal family was already ruling the drama categories presented during the CBS broadcast, leaving no room for winners from other series. Among the multiple nominees left out due to The Crown‘s reign was […]

Emmys: 10 Memorable Moments From the 2021 Show

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards honored the year’s best in television on Sunday night, returning to an in-person show after last year’s largely virtual, audience-free celebration. Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, the ceremony was filled with a number of standout moments. Some of the most memorable highlights of the 2021 telecast included the opening number […]

Emmys: ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Wins Best Limited Series

The Queen’s Gambit, Scott Frank’s seven-parter about a chess prodigy, which became one of the most-watched original shows in Netflix history after dropping during the thick of lockdown, was awarded the best limited or anthology series prize during the primetime Emmys telecast on Sunday night, prevailing over formidable competition including Amazon Prime’s The Underground Railroad, […]

Emmys: It Took a Pandemic, But Netflix Finally Topped HBO

Netflix has earned Emmys bragging rights for the first time in its history. The streaming giant topped all winners after the statuettes were handed out — between Sunday’s ceremony and last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys — with a total of 44 thanks, in part, to a complete sweep by The Crown in the drama categories. […]