Host Cedric the Entertainer and a small convoy of nominees and random stars opened the 2021 Primetime Emmys on Sunday with a musical number that thanked the small screen. “Oh TV, you got what I want,” went a chorus to a reworked rap-accompanied version of the late Biz Markie. only friends. It was a “best friend,” a salute to television. In any other year, such number will be seen as volunteers. This year it turned out to be true.
Sunday’s Emmys (and last weekend’s Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards for technical and other achievements) celebrated the 2020-21 season that was game-changing for television. With a pandemic-caused lockdown at home, and movie theatres, theater stages and concert halls shut, audiences turned to television and upstart streaming services for entertainment.
While the 2020 Emmys telecast was a virtual affair, this year’s scaled-down presentation was held in person on the event deck at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles, with a satellite room in London, apparently linked to British-made Made for the people. Chain CrownBig winner of the night.
CrownThe Netflix historical drama about the long reign of Queen Elizabeth II won seven on Sunday, including awards for Best Drama Series, Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor, Direction and Writing.
Streaming Services: In a claim to dominance, streaming services won for Best Drama Series (Crown, on Netflix) and top comedy series (ted lasso, on Apple TV+).
jean smart: Winning Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in HBO Max, the beloved veteran was given one of the most heartfelt shows of applause in appreciation of the actress. hacks. As Smart thanked Hannah Einbinder, her co-star returned the words “I love you.” While doing so, he spoke across the room without making a sound.
Cedric the Entertainer, which failed to live up to its nickname. The pre-taped bits sounded slap-dash, and the live jokes from Cedric and the various presenters rarely created laughable reactions or memorable moments.
story of the maidThe fourth season of the Hulu series, based on the 1985 dystopic novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood, set a new shutout standard by failing to convert any of its 21 nominations (including last weekend’s creative Emmys) into wins.
Lucia Aniello, who won Best Director in a Comedy Series for HBO Max hacks: “We also wanted to create a show that respected anyone who struggled to tell their stories, especially women, who never got a chance to tell their story because the world isn’t listening.” Was.”
Presenter Seth Rogen, on the alleged outdoor setting for the ceremony: “I start by saying that there are a lot of us in this small room. What are we doing? They said it was outside. This. They lied to us.” We’re in a hermetically sealed tent now. I wouldn’t have come to this. Why is the ceiling? It’s more important that we have three chandeliers, we make sure we don’t kill Eugene Levy tonight – That’s the decision. It’s crazy. I went from wiping my groceries to seeing Paul Bettany sneezing in my face…”
Michaela KoellaBBC One/HBO drama producer, writer and stars i can destroy you, who won for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie: “Write the story that scares you, that makes you feel uncertain and uncomfortable – I dare you… I’ll call it every single survivor of sexual assault.” I dedicate to
James Cameron: At last weekend’s Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the director of the Terminatorhandjob alienshandjob titanic And Avatar Won Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Series Award for National Geographic Documentary the whale’s secret on Disney Plus.
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