How to watch the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards

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This image released by Netflix shows Josh O’Connor, left, and Emma Corrin in a scene from “The Crown.” O’Connor and Corrin are considered frontrunners for Emmy awards for lead actor and actress in a drama series for their portrayals of ill-fated royal mates Charles and Diana. (Des Willie/Netflix via AP)

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will make its grand return to the Microsoft Theater Sunday to celebrate the year’s best in television.

The annual event will have a limited in-person audience made up of nominees and their guests. It’s a shift from last year’s show, which was partially virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year, all attendees will be asked to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19, the Television Academy said.

Actor and comedian¬†Cedric the Entertainer¬†will host the show in downtown Los Angeles, making him only the second solo Black host in the event’s history.

“Television is one of the things that got us through this whole pandemic,” Cedric told “CBS Mornings” on Thursday. “I just really want to have the kind of night where we have fun with each other. It’s going to be the first time we’re all likable to come back into a room.”

Netflix’s “The Crown” and Disney+’s “The Mandalorian” tied for the most¬†nominations, with each show receiving 24. Marvel’s “WandaVision” received 23 nominations, including one for the song “Agatha All Along.”

Live red carpet coverage will be streamed starting at 7 p.m. ET on CBSN Los Angeles. The award show will air live on CBS and Paramount+ at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 19.

Red carpet coverage will begin at 7 p.m. ET on CBSN Los Angeles. The ceremony will air live on CBS and Paramount+ at 8 p.m. ET.

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

  • “Conan”
  • “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
  • “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
  • “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
  • “Outstanding Competition Program”
  • “The Amazing Race”
  • “Nailed It”
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
  • “Top Chef”
  • “The Voice”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Aidy Bryant, “Shrill”
  • Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant”
  • Allison Janney, “Mom”
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”
  • Jean Smart, “Hacks”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
  • Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”
  • William H. Macy, “Shameless”
  • Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
  • Kenan Thompson, “Kenan”

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • “Black-ish”
  • “Cobra Kai”
  • “Emily in Paris”
  • “Hacks”
  • “The Flight Attendant”
  • “The Kominsky Method”
  • “Pen15”
  • “Ted Lasso”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or a Movie

  • Paul Bettany, “Wandavision”
  • Hugh Grant, “The Undoing”
  • Ewan McGregor, “Halston”
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”
  • Leslie Odom, Jr., “Hamilton”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or a Movie

  • Michaela Coel, “I May Destroy You”
  • Cynthia Erivo, “Genius: Aretha”
  • Elizabeth Olsen, “Wandavision”
  • Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Gambit”
  • Kate Winslet, “Mare of Easttown”

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

  • “I May Destroy You”
  • “Mare of Easttown”
  • “The Queen’s Gambit”
  • “The Underground Railroad”
  • “Wandavision”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Uzo Aduba, “In Treatment”
  • Olivia Colman, “The Crown”
  • Emma Corrin, “The Crown”
  • Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • MJ Rodriguez, “Pose”
  • Jurnee Smollett, “Lovecraft Country”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
  • Jonathan Majors, “Lovecraft Country”
  • Josh O’Connor, “The Crown”
  • Reg√©-Jean Page, “Bridgerton”
  • Billy Porter, “Pose”
  • Matthew Rhys, “Perry Mason”

Outstanding Drama Series

  • “The Boys”
  • “Bridgerton”
  • “The Crown”
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • “Lovecraft Country”
  • “The Mandalorian”
  • “Pose”
  • “This is Us”

How to watch the 2021 Emmy Awards

  • What:¬†The 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards will make its grand return to celebrate television’s finest in an event aired on CBS.
  • Date:¬†Sunday, September 19, 2021
  • Time:¬†8 p.m. ET
  • Location:¬†Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, California
  • Online stream:¬†Live on¬†CBSN¬†in the player above and on your¬†mobile or streaming device

Note: Streaming plans are subject to change

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