73rd Primetime Emmy Awards

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best in American prime time television programming from June 1, 2020, until May 31, 2021, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.[2] The award ceremony was held live on September 19, 2021, at the Event Deck at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles, California, and was preceded by the 73rd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 11 and 12. During the ceremony, Emmy Awards were handed out in 27 different categories. The ceremony was produced by Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart, directed by Hamish Hamilton, and broadcast in the United States by CBS and Paramount+. Cedric the Entertainer served as host for the event.

73rd Primetime Emmy Awards
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Presented byAcademy of Television Arts & Sciences
Hosted byCedric the Entertainer
Most awards
Most nominations
Comedy SeriesTed Lasso
Drama SeriesThe Crown
Limited or Anthology SeriesThe Queen's Gambit
Television/radio coverage
Runtime3 hours, 15 minutes[1]
Viewership7.83 million
Produced by
Directed byHamish Hamilton

At the main ceremony, The Crown became the first drama series to sweep the major categories, winning seven awards including Outstanding Drama Series. Ted Lasso led all comedies with four wins including Outstanding Comedy Series, while Hacks won three awards. Mare of Easttown also won three awards, leading all limited series, but Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series went to The Queen's Gambit. Other winning programs include Halston, Hamilton, I May Destroy You, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, RuPaul's Drag Race, Saturday Night Live, and Stephen Colbert's Election Night 2020. Including Creative Arts Emmys, The Crown and The Queen's Gambit led all shows with 11 wins each, while Netflix won 44 awards to lead all networks and platforms.

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