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Game Shows Move to Primetime Emmys Amid TV Academy and NATAS Realignment

Game shows, previously awarded in the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy competition, will now be part of the Primetime Emmys beginning in 2023, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and NATAS announced on Wednesday. The news comes on the heels of both organizations announcing a major realignment in December, shifting to […]

Emmys: Daytime and Primetime Competitions Realign With New Focus on Genre

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which is behind the Daytime Emmys, and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which is behind the Primetime Emmys, have announced a major realignment, shifting to genre-based awards rather than time-based awards as part of an effort to ensure the competitions’ continued relevance. There is no […]

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: 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 […]

‘The Crown’ Star Josh O’Connor Wins Emmy for Best Lead Drama Actor

Josh O’Connor continued The Crown‘s big night at the Emmys, winning the award for best lead actor in a drama series. O’Connor, who plays Prince Charles on the Netflix series, beat out Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country), Regé-Jean Page (Bridgerton), Billy Porter (Pose) and Matthew Rhys (Perry Mason) for the […]

Michaela Coel and Julianne Nicholson Recognize Sexual Assault Survivors and Women in Texas, Afghanistan During Emmys

When Michaela Coel and Julianne Nicholson took to the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards stage on Sunday night, they used their acceptance speeches to platform the issues of sexual assault and women facing rights restrictions in places like Texas and Afghanistan. The I May Destroy You creator, who won this year’s writing for a limited or […]

Emmys: ‘The Crown’s’ Olivia Colman Wins Best Drama Actress

Olivia Colman won the Emmy award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her performance in Netflix’s The Crown. Colman earned her first career Emmy at the 73rd annual awards on Sunday, beating out fellow nominees Uzo Aduba (In Treatment), Emma Corrin (The Crown), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Mj Rodriguez (Pose) and Jurnee […]

Emmys: Debbie Allen Encourages Youth to “Claim Your Voice” During Emmy Awards Speech

Debbie Allen received the Television Academy’s 2021 Governors Award at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony on Sunday. The celebrated dancer, choreographer, actress, writer, producer and director was chosen by the Television Academy’s board of governors for her TV achievements and her commitment to inspire and engage marginalized youth through dance, theater arts and mentorship. […]

Emmys: Jean Smart Honors Late Husband Richard Gilliland During Comedy Actress Win

Jean Smart took home the Emmy Award for lead actress in a comedy series during the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards for her role on Hacks. Smart beat out other nominees Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish), Allison Janney (Mom), Aidy Bryant (Shrill) and Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant). At 70, Smart is one of the oldest winners […]

Emmys Give ‘The Crown’ a Coup, as ‘Ted Lasso’ and Netflix Have a Lot to Brag About

Host Cedric the Entertainer opened the 2021 Primetime Emmys with a declaration that the annual TV kudos would be a celebration of the entire medium, not just the past year’s standouts. Well, either the entirety of TV is much smaller than we’ve been led to believe or he simply didn’t get a preview of the […]

Emmys: Hannah Waddingham Screams With Joy Over ‘Ted Lasso’ Supporting Actress Comedy Win

Hannah Waddingham took home the Emmy Award for supporting actress in a comedy series during the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards for her role on Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso. Waddingham beat out fellow nominees Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live), Hannah Einbinder (Hacks), Rosie Perez (The Flight Attendant) […]

Emmys: The Official Run of Show

The 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards are taking place on Sunday, returning to an in-person show after last year’s largely virtual, audience-free celebration. Cedric the Entertainer is hosting the Television Academy honors, which air on CBS at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET., from the outdoor L.A. Live event deck in downtown Los Angeles, with a limited […]