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Emmys 2021 Recap

The Emmys were held September 19th this year on CBS.

The Emmys were held this past Sunday at 5pm on CBS, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. The show opened with a performance of “Just a Friend” to celebrate the life of the song’s singer, Biz Markie who died this past year. This captivating performance was surprisingly done by Cedric the Entertainer, Billy Porter, Daveed Diggs, LL Cool J and Rita Wilson. 

There were a lot of happy winners at the Emmys. Shows like ‘The Crown’ and ‘Ted Lasso’ took home the most; ‘The Crown’ with a whooping 11 and ‘Ted Lasso’ with 7.

‘The Crown’ was not the only program produced by Netflix that went home with awards. ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Limited or Anthology series. In total, Netflix took home a breathtaking 44 awards home in total. 

Netflix was not the only streaming show that took home awards on September 19th. ‘Mare of Easttown’ an HBO Max show won 7 awards in total, including Outstanding Lead Actress for a Limited Series/TV Movie, taken home by Kate Winslet. 

‘Hacks’, another HBO Max  show won three, including Outstanding Lead Actress for a Comedy, going to Jean Smart. 

The speeches given at the Emmys tugged on many heartstrings. ‘Saturday Night Live’, which won Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, was dedicated to the late Norm Macdonald, who starred on the show from 1993-1998, with the show’s creator Lorne Michaels, saying he was “one of the best they ever had”. 

Another heartfelt speech was from Michaela Coel, winner of the Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series, ‘I Will Destroy You’. Coel, the first Person of Color to win this emmy dedicated her speech to survivors of sexual assault. 

RuPaul Charles also made history becoming the most awarded POC with a total of 11 Emmys. 

Overall, the show- although during a Pandemic brought wins and joy to people on and off the screen. 

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