The 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are set to be a grand affair this year with the prestigious main ceremony due to take place on September 19 in Los Angeles.
While only nominees and their plus-ones are invited to attend the in-person event (as long as all parties are fully vaccinated) and masks will be mandatory, the night still promises to be a fun one.
The September 19 ceremony will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and will see awards handed out across 25 categories including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
But who will be the ones to hand out these illustrious awards, you ask? Well, we have some answers.
Paulina Alexis, Anthony Anderson, Angela Bassett, Kate Beckinsale, Adrien Brody, Stephen Colbert, Jennifer Coolidge, Kaley Cuoco, Lane Factor, Beanie Feldstein, Allyson Felix, America Ferrera, Sterlin Harjo, Devery Jacobs, Ken Jeong, Mindy Kaling, Jessica Long and Vanessa Lachey are all set to appear as presenters.
Sarah Paulson, Amy Poehler, Billy Porter, Michaela Jaé (Mj) Rodriguez, Seth Rogen, Tracee Ellis Ross, Hailee Steinfeld, Patrick Stewart, Wilmer Valderrama, Kerry Washington, D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai and Bowen Yang have all also been confirmed for the event.
Schitt’s Creek, which wrapped its six-season run at the start of 2020, swept last year’s ceremony, taking home every award it was nominated for and making history for winning every award in the comedy category including Best Comedy, Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy — Annie Murphy, Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy — Dan Levy and Best Actress in a Comedy — Catherine O’Hara, among others.
This year Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso starring Jason Sudeikis — the second season of which is currently streaming on the platform — is the favourite to win with 20 nominations making it the most nominated comedy series of 2021 and the most nominated freshman comedy series in history.
The 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced on September 19, 2021. They will air in Australia on September 20 on FOXTEL’s Arena as well as FOXTEL Go and FOXTEL Now, live at 10am and then again at 7.30pm, Monday, September 20 on FOX ARENA.