Live updates on Emmy Awards winners, major moments and more –

Published On: Mon, Sep 20th, 2021

Live updates on Emmy Awards winners, major moments and more



‘The Crown’ takes home four Emmys already

“The Crown” has won four Emmys.

Peter Morgan won the Emmy for outstanding writing for a drama series. Morgan won for penning the season four finale, “War.”

Gillian Anderson, who plays Margaret Thatcher, also won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series.

Tobias Menzies, who plays Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series. 

Could these wins be foreshadowing that “The Crown” will finally taking home the Emmy for best drama series, which would be a first for Netflix? Stay tuned. 

Ravens give a nod to Michael K. Williams, too

The Baltimore Ravens also gave a nod to Michael K. Williams tonight.

Before the Sunday night game against the Kansas City Chiefs, the team played the whistled tune that became a trademark of Williams’ portrayal of Omar in “The Wire,” which took place in Baltimore.

Cast and crew of ‘The Crown’ participate in Emmy Awards from London deep into the morning

The cast and crew of “The Crown” kept winning Emmy Awards Sunday night — but losing sleep in the process.

The actors, writers and filmmakers behind the Netflix period drama were participating in the telecast from a party in London, which is eight hours ahead of the bulk of the other Emmy Awards nominees in California. 

By the time Gillian Anderson won for supporting actress in a drama series, the third Emmy for “The Crown” in just the first hour of the awards show, it was nearly 2 a.m. in England.

Kerry Washington celebrates the late Michael K. Williams

Kerry Washington, presenting the award for best supporting actor in a drama series, paid tribute to one of the nominees: the late Michael K. Williams, nominated for “Lovecraft Country.”

“Your excellence, your artistry, will endure,” Washington said from the main stage. “We love you.”

Stephen Colbert riffs on California recall

In presenting the award for best supporting actress in a drama series, Stephen Colbert nodded to the California recall election. He joked that the envelope he was holding contained the results of a recall for the best comedy series from the 2018 ceremony.

He quipped that “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” could be replaced with “The Marvelous Mrs. Larry Elder” — one of the Republican candidates who unsuccessfully ran to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

‘Mare of Easttown’ snags two awards in a row

HBO’s “Mare of Easttown” snagged two awards in a row at Sunday’s Emmys.

Julianne Nicholson won for best supporting actress in a limited series and Evan Peters won for best supporting actor. Fellow cast member Jean Smart was also nominated for her role in the crime drama series.

But Smart has another chance to win an Emmy for her leading role in “Hacks.”

‘Ted Lasso’ has the momentum

“Ted Lasso” looks poised to pull off a sweep of nearly all the major comedy series categories.

The feel-good series has already scooped up two awards — for supporting actors Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein — and it is considered the front-runner to win best comedy series honors.

Jason Sudeikis, who stars as the title character and co-created the show, went into the night as the presumptive front-runner in the lead actor race.

The series is favored in the writing and directing categories, too.

“Schitt’s Creek,” the fish-out-of-water comedy that unexpectedly became a mass-appeal favorite during the pandemic, pulled off a similar trick at last year’s Emmys. It nabbed the best comedy series trophy as well as honors for all four of its stars.

But as my colleague Ethan Sacks observed earlier tonight, “Ted” would need a perfect night to tie “Schitt’s,” which earned nine Emmys last year.

Seth Rogan pokes fun at lack of social distancing during Covid-era Emmy Awards

After the Emmy Awards opened with many of the celebrities in the audience signing in a a small, enclosed audience, Seth Rogen vocalized what many in the TV viewing audience were thinking: Where’s the social distancing?

“There is way too many of us in this little room,” he said before announcing the nominees in the outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series category. “They told me this was outside. Why is there a roof? What are all you people doing?”

It wasn’t clear if he was joking, but Rogan added that he wouldn’t have attended if he knew it wasn’t outdoors. 

“I went from wiping my groceries to having Paul Bettany sneeze in my face,” he joked.

Streaming the Emmys? You might want to avoid Twitter

If you’re streaming the Emmys on Paramount+, you might want to avoid Twitter.

Per usual, the stream is a bit behind the regular old TV broadcast. That’s a common issue with streaming services. That’s not usually a big deal — unless you want to be surprised by something like the winner of an award or a big play in a football game. 

Ted Lasso takes home first two awards of the night

The Apple TV+ comedy “Ted Lasso” took home the first two awards of the night.

Hannah Waddingham won for best supporting actress in a comedy and Brett Goldstein won for best supporting actor. Goldstein, a first-time nominee and winner, expressed his sincere gratitude to his cast and crew.

“It has been one of the greatest honors, privileges and privileges — I just said that twice — but it’s a double privilege. It’s the most privileged privilege and pleasures of my life,” he said gleefully. 

Hannah Waddingham accepts the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for “Ted Lasso” at the 73rd Emmy Awards, on Sept. 19, 2021 at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.Phil McCarten / Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images

Waddingham, who plays Rebecca, the owner of the fictional soccer team at the center of the Apple TV hit series, won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series. 

And she won over the crowd, too, with an acceptance speech that was equal parts funny and heartfelt.

“Jason, you changed my life with this and more importantly my baby girl’s,” Waddingham said to the show’s star and producer, Jason Sudeikis. “I’m honestly so privileged to work with you. I really am.”  

The show has plenty of more nominations and might just take home the most Emmys tonight. 

Cedric the Entertainer pays tribute to the late Biz Markie in intro

Cedric the Entertainer opened the ceremony with an Emmys-themed version of “Just a Friend,” the hip-hop classic by Biz Markie, who died in July.

He was joined on stage by LL Cool J, Lil Dicky (also known as David Andrew Burd), Rita Wilson and “Pose” star Billy Porter.

The crowd seemed to love the performance, with many guests rising to their feet and singing along.





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