THE Emmy Awards are back tomorrow night, with some of the biggest stars looking to stun on the red carpet.
The Emmys red carpet gets underway Sunday at 6pm ET, before the ceremony kicks off at 8pm ET.
The obvious winners and losers are those to be revealed in 27 categories during the show hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. But there’s more at stake than personal victories, and yardsticks of success or failure beyond trophies.
Streaming services are poised for a triumphant night that will cast further shade on the status of broadcast networks, including the big three ABC, CBS and NBC, and once-dominant cable channels such as HBO and Showtime.
This year, about 500 nominees and guests will gather under a glammed-up tent in downtown L.A., with COVID-19 precautions including a vaccine requirement and testing.
There are big names among the presenters, including Angela Bassett, Michael Douglas, Dolly Parton, and Awkwafina, but at least one star, Jennifer Aniston, was candid about staying away because of virus concerns.
Read our Emmy Awards 2021 live blog for the latest news and updates…
‘NEEDED AN ESCAPE’
This Is Us heartthrob, Justin Hartley, revealed that he needed an “escape” from the world this past year.
The actor dived deep into comedies to keep his mind off the tough news that was circulating.
‘THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE’
Laz Alonso revealed his favorite part in portraying his role on the TV show, The Boys.
Ted Lasso actor Jeremy Swift opened up about his shocked reaction to scoring an Emmy nomination this year.
Actress Karen Fukuhara opened up on the most rewarding part about playing Kimiko in The Boys.
HAVING A BALL
Queer Eye star Bobby Berk and Ted Lasso actor Brendan Hunt were seen having a laugh ahead of the big award show.
The men – who are both on multiple-nominated shows – looked dapper in colorful suits.
They were at the Performers Nominee Celebration hosted by Ketel One Family Made Vodka on Sept. 17 at the Television Academy’s NoHo Arts District campus in Los Angeles.
On Instagram, Bobby wrote: “Feels good and weird all at the same time to be back out and about.
“Was wonderful to see everyone I’ve missed though.”
‘I FEEL SEEN’
Actress Michaela Jaé described the emotions of the success of the hit show, Pose.
MARE OF EASTTOWN MADNESS
Jean Smart and Julianne Nicholson are both nominated for their roles in this hit HBO Max show starring Kate Winslet.
The talented actress’ are up for the Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or a movie.
HAMILTON HAMMERS IT OUT
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom, Jr. are both nominated for outstanding actor in a limited series or a movie for their roles in the Broadway hit turned series, Hamilton.
In addition, Daveed Diggs, Jonathan Groff and Anthony Ramos are ALSO all nominated in the same category for their roles in the successful production.
The group is up for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series.
TED LASSO TRIVIA
Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple are both nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for Ted Lasso.
Additionally, the men from the show, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed and Jeremy Swift are also all nominated for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for the Apple Plus show.
COSTARS BATTLE IT OUT
Keenan Thompson and Bowen Yang are both nominated for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for SNL.
Their cast mates, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong and Aidy Bryant were also all nominated in the same category.
2021 EMMY SNUBS
This year, people were shocked as many fan-favorites and critically acclaimed performances were snubbed from the nominations.
Nicole Kidman did not receive a nod for The Undoing.
Girls5Eva and its star, Renée Elise Goldsberry, did not receive nominations despite mass critical acclaim.
Phoebe Dynevor missed out on a nom for Netflix’s Bridgerton.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist did not score a nom while Ted Danson missed out for Mr. Mayor.
ALL-TIME BIGGEST EMMY SNUBS
Fans insist these are some of the biggest Emmy snubs in history.
Sarah Michelle Gellar NEVER was nominated for her hit Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Steve Carell was never nominated for his role as the overconfident regional manager Michael Scott on The Office.
In the many years Lauren Graham played the cool, beloved mom on Gilmore Girls, she was never nominated.
Despite starring on Grey’s Anatomy, Killing Eve and many other shows, the talented Sandra Oh has not yet received an Emmy.
Emmys Chef Chef Sherry Yard supplied recipes for anyone’s very own At-Home awards party.
Yield: 24 pops
8 oz. Valrhona Jivara Milk Chocolate (or your favorite)
½ cup Peanut Butter, creamy
1 cup Puff Rice Cereal
4 packets Pop Rocks (or more as desired)
- Melt the chocolate in a microwave bowl to 90 degrees F.
- With a rubber spatula or spoon, fold in the peanut butter, rice cereal and pop
- Place 1 Tablespoon of base 1 inch apart onto sheet tray lined with wax parchment
- Press flat and inset lollipop stick
- Top stick with 1 Tablespoon additional spoonful to secure stick.
- Once tray filled refrigerate for 30 min – 1 hour, set.
Note: Keeps 1 week in refrigerator
Many fans and critics are already speculating who will win big at the 2021 EMMY Awards.
According to the TV expert at the NY Post, Ted Lasso will be this year’s big winner for Best Comedy Series as well as acting awards for star Jason Sudeikis.
Other standouts predicts to get an award include This Is Us’ Sterling K. Brown, The Handmaid’s Tale’s Elisabeth Moss, and Hacks’ Jean Moss.
Lovecraft Country star Michael K Williams is up for an award – which many believe he will win – just weeks after his tragic passing.
Ahead of the big awards Sunday night, nominees are already hitting the town to celebrate the event.
Ted Lasso’s Brendan Hunt, Hannah Waddingham, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster and Jeremy Swift appeared to have a blast on the red carpet Friday night at the 73rd Emmy Performers Nominee Celebration.
The group of costars and pals posed up a storm and flashed big smiles in their designer garbs.
CEDRIC THE EMMYS ENTERTAINER
The actor and comedian is celebrating his big upcoming hosting gig.
Cedric’s friends have also been supportive and showed love on social media.
FOUR DISNEY SERIES NOMINATED
WHICH TALK SHOWS ARE NOMINATED?
The talk shows that are nominated are:
- The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
- Jimmy Kimmel Live
- Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
- The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
STEPHEN COLBERT JOKES ABOUT EMMYS
INSIDE THE PRODUCTION TRUCK
WHICH SERIES ARE NOMINATED FOR BEST COMEDY?
The series nominated to win best comedy are:
- Cobra Kai
- Emily in Paris
- The Flight Attendant
- The Kominsky Method
- Ted Lasso
‘CONGRATULATIONS’ TO THE MANDALORIAN’S WIN
WHO IS NOMINATED FOR DRAMA?
The TV series nominated as potential winners for best drama include:
- The Boys
- The Crown
- The Handmaid’s Tale
- Lovecraft Country
- The Mandalorian
- This Is Us