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Emmys 2021

Jean Smart on Why She Couldn’t Relax After Emmy Win: “I Was Very Worried”

After Bowen Yang announced Jean Smart’s name as the winner of lead actress in a comedy series for her turn as Deborah Vance on HBO Max’s Hacks at September’s Emmy Awards, the well-heeled crowd jumped up for a lengthy standing ovation. During an emotional speech, Smart, also nominated that night for HBO’s Mare of Easttown, […]

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 […]

Fred Savage Reacts to Being a “Hall Pass” After Emmys Sketch, Reflects on Presenting With Late Carl Reiner

Fred Savage discussed his surprise sketch a the 2021 Emmys during Tuesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! During Sunday night’s ceremony, the actor appeared in a sketch alongside Emmys host Cedric the Entertainer, Zooey Deschanel, Alyson Hannigan, Scott Bakula and Jason Alexander as they jokingly reflected on having yet to win an Emmy. Savage shared […]

‘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 […]

Karaoke, Biscuits and Birthday Cake for Jason Sudeikis: How ‘Ted Lasso’ Team Celebrated Emmy Wins

Apple TV+ and its Ted Lasso team had much to celebrate after Sunday night’s Emmy Awards. The streamer picked up four additional trophies — its first series prize ever for outstanding comedy, along with acting prizes for Jason Sudeikis, Brett Goldstein and Hannah Waddingham — for a total of 11 Emmys in 2021 across five […]

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 […]

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards: TV Review

As expected, 'The Queen's Gambit,' 'Ted Lasso' and 'The Crown' dominated the Emmys telecast supposedly honoring the best television of 2020-21.

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, […]