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Get the popcorn: Everything you need to know about the 2021 Emmys

The 73rd annual Emmys will take place on Sunday 19 September and the excitement is building! Here’s everything you need to know and where you can tune in to watch…

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The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards are coming up and the excitement is building! This year’s nominees are colourful, bold and talented. There might be some historic firsts to look out for…

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73RD PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS NOMINEES

The Creative Arts Emmys took place on Sunday 12 September and all eyes were on Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, which was nominated for best hosted nonfiction series but lost out to Stanley Tucci’s Searching for Italy.

The nominees for this year’s Primetime Emmy awards are certainly fiercer and bolder than the other years. The 2021 Emmys are also the most colourful with several LGBTQI+ actors up for awards. 

Pose actress MJ Rodriguez makes history as the first transgender woman to be nominated for a major acting Emmy. Rodriguez is up for the best lead actress in a drama series award. Her co-star Billy Porter is nominated for best lead actor in a drama series. If Porter wins it will mark his second win in the category.

Netflix’sThe Crown is nominated in eight categories while Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian is nominated in two categories.

Period drama Bridgeton is nominated for outstanding drama series while lead actor Regé-Jean Page is nominated for outstanding lead actor in a drama series.

THE ‘DARK HORSE’ PICKS

Who will win in each category is a thought that many of us film and television junkies have. Page Magazine’s Allison Keene has picked a few “dark horses” that she thinks everyone should watch out for at the awards. 

Some of Keene’s “dark horse” picks are Bridgeton’s Regé-Jean Page, MJ Rodriguez and HBO comedy-drama series, Hacks starring Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder and Jane Adams. 

Keene is certain that The Crown will take the award for outstanding drama series although this is a hotly contested category. Among the nominees for outstanding drama series are Pose, This is Us, The Handmaid’s Tale and Lovecraft Country

On the outstanding lead actor category, Keene writes: “As charming as Page was I don’t see him necessarily getting the statue. [Billy] Porter seems like the most likely candidate, given that this was Pose’s final season.”

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ALL THE DETAILS!

With the nominees covered, the big question is: Where can you watch the Emmy awards? This year’s Emmy Awards will be hosted by comedian and actor Cedric the Entertainer.

The Emmys will be held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday 19 September at 20:00. 

South Africans will be able to watch the Emmy awards on M-Net on Monday 20 September at 02:00.