After last year’s Emmy Awards happening virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will be held in person. However, time it will not be held not in the Microsoft Theater, where it usually takes place. The Television Academy announced on Tuesday that it will resort to an ‘indoor/outdoor’ model held at L.A. Live’s Event Deck. The academy stated that the decision has been taken as it will provide opportunities for “socially distanced audience seating.” The statement comes ahead of the much-awaited television awards which air next month on September 19. In an earlier announcement, the academy had also stated how only a limited number of people will grace the red carpet.
Emmy Awards 2021 to be held outdoors at L.A. Live
According to a report by Variety, the organisation stated that both Primetime and Creative Arts ceremonies will be held on the Event Deck at L.A. Live. This marks the second year in a row that the Emmys will not be held inside the usual Microsoft Theater. In a detailed statement, the officials stated that after intense discussions with health and safety experts for Los Angeles County and the Emmy ceremonies, the conclusion of further limiting the number of nominees attending the Creative Arts Emmys on September 11 and 12 as well as the 73rd Emmys on September 19.
Expressing the unfortunate situation, the Academy further mentioned that not all nominees will be able to attend this year’s awards and that the nominated teams should take the responsibility of coordinating between themselves and identifying how they will allow their four tickets before they RSVP.
Health and Safety of paramount importance
Keeping the safety guidelines intact amid surging COVID-19 cases, the Academy said that they appreciate everyone’s understanding as they navigate the virus’ Delta variant. Much of the U.S. has been witnessing a huge spike in coronavirus cases as the novel Delta variant has created severe health concerns. The public health experts fear that cases will only continue to rise as summer months wane and fall approaches, partially because of increased testing when students return to schools and universities.READ | Not the EMMY I was looking for: Courteney Cox on ‘FRIENDS: The Reunion’ nomination
Meanwhile, the 73rd Emmy Awards, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, are set to go on air on September 19 from 8:00 pm to 11:00 ET (5 am to 8 am IST) on CBS and will be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount Plus. The nominations, which were recently announced, witnessed The Crown’ and The Mandalorian leading with 24 nominations each. News of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex being lined up for the highly-touted awards has also been making the rounds.READ | Daytime Emmy fiction and lifestyle winners include Alex Trebek & Zac Efron; Full list here
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You may be thinking about summer barbecues and pool parties, but for TV fans it is peak Emmys season. Voting is already underway for the 2021 Emmy Awards, and with a competitive roster of nominees unveiled, the pressure only gets tougher for Emmy-seeking TV shows.
CBS has tapped Cedric the Entertainer to host the 2021 Emmy Awards. The comedian made the announcement on Twitter and joked that he gets to host even though he’s not a Jimmy (both Jimmy Kimmel and Fallon have hosted the show in the past, as well as Late Late Show host James Corden)https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?dnt
When Are the Emmys?
The ceremony will take place Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California.
Where To Watch
The 73rd Annual Emmy Awards show will be broadcast in the U.S. by CBS and Paramount+.
Emmy nominations were announced July 13, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. PT by Emmy-winning father-daughter duo Ron and Jasmine Cephas Jones.
Among the comedy nominees this year are The Flight Attendant, which earned a Comedy Lead Actress nod for Kaley Cuoco, and Ted Lasso, earning a Comedy Lead Actor nod for series co-creator Jason Sudeikis. Surprisingly, Netflix’s Emily in Paris and Cobra Kai also received nominations in the comedy category, joining the likes of black-ish, PEN15, and Hacks.
On the drama side, Pose star Mj Rodriguez made history as the first trans woman to be nominated in the Drama Lead Actress category. Other drama nominees included The Crown, Bridgerton, The Mandalorian, and Lovecraft Country.
For limited series, Marvel Studios’ first Disney+ show, WandaVision, won in multiple categories, alongside Mare of Easttown, I May Destroy You, The Queen’s Gambit, and The Underground Railroad.