2021 Emmys recap

Catch up on winners, nominees, and memorable moments from television’s big night.

The Ted Lasso cast gathers around their leading man, Jason Sudeikis. They won

With all the hilarious awkwardness of a live, in-person return, the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards are back. Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, the award show ushers in the world’s second pandemic year with limited audiences at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater.

But nothing ever runs completely smoothly at awards shows. Just ask Seth Rogen—clearly apprehensive about the COVID-19 protocols, he cracks on why the awards aren’t hosted outside, but rather inside a “hermetically sealed room.”

Departing on its own odyssey from the strange, mid-pandemic Zoom affair of 2020, the Emmys returns all the glamor of celebrity-fueled, televised glory. From the list of winners this year, British actors and England-set shows discovered a crown of their own.

The Ted Lasso cast gathers around their leading man, Jason Sudeikis. Sudeikis took home the title of Lead Actor.



  1. Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso sweeps the comedies with 20 nominations and four trophies. Jason Sudeikis plays American football coach Ted Lasso who moves to London to coach a Premiere League soccer team. The feel-good show scored Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actor (Sudeikis), Supporting Actress (Hannah Waddingham), and Supporting Actor (Brett Goldstein).



The Crown' sweeps the drama categories at the 2021 Emmy Awards



2. In the drama category,  The Crown tied The Mandalorian for the most-nominated drama series with 24 nominations. The Netflix drama explores the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Olivia Colman and Josh O’Connor won Lead Actress and Lead Actor, with Gillian Anderson and Tobias Menzies winning supporting categories. The show also nabbed writing and directing statuettes. Including wins at the Creative Arts Emmys, The Crown tallied 11 wins.

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3. Heavily nominated genre series WandaVision, The Mandalorian, and Lovecraft Country never made it to the podium. However, all three had better luck at the Creative Arts Emmys. Things went much better for newcomer HBO Max comedy Hacks.




4. RuPaul makes Emmy history for most wins by a person of color. RuPaul’s Drag Race claimed its fourth consecutive Emmy trophy for Outstanding Competition Program.

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