The Emmy Awards 2021 is the 73rd edition of the prestigious award ceremony, honoring the best in television. This year's event was a star-studded affair, with a number of amazing shows and performances being honored. From traditional networks to streaming platforms, the winners represent the best of what TV has to offer. In this comprehensive overview, we will take a look at the shows and performances that won big at this year's Emmy Awards. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards took place on September 20th, 2021 and was an exciting night for television fans.
This year saw a wide variety of winners in categories ranging from drama to comedy. The night's biggest award went to 'Schitt's Creek' for Outstanding Comedy Series. The show won seven awards in total, including Outstanding Lead Actor (Eugene Levy) and Outstanding Lead Actress (Catherine O'Hara). Other popular winners included 'Succession' for Outstanding Drama Series and 'Watchmen' for Outstanding Limited Series. The show also saw some surprising wins in other categories.
For example, Zendaya won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in 'Euphoria', becoming the youngest person ever to win this award. Other unexpected victories included Yvonne Orji's win for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for 'Insecure', as well as Dan Levy's win for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for 'Schitt's Creek'.The night wasn't just about awards; it also featured some memorable moments. One of the most talked-about moments was Billy Porter's acceptance speech for his win for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for 'Pose'. His moving speech emphasized the importance of representation and inclusivity in television.
Another highlight was Regina King's acceptance speech for her win for Outstanding Limited Series or Movie for 'Watchmen'. In her speech, she thanked her mother and expressed her gratitude for being able to tell stories that matter.
Biggest Surprises of the NightThe 71st Primetime Emmy Awards saw some unexpected winners this year. Zendaya's win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series was a huge surprise, as was Yvonne Orji's win for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and Dan Levy's win for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. These wins were met with much joy and excitement from the audience, making for some of the most memorable moments of the night. Zendaya's win was especially unexpected, as she is the youngest actress ever to be nominated and take home the award.
Yvonne Orji's win was also notable, as it marked her first Emmy nomination and win. Dan Levy's win was also an unexpected one, as his show Schitt's Creek had already been heavily lauded at the Emmys before this year. All of these wins were unexpected, but undoubtedly well-deserved.
Best Moments From the CeremonyThe 71st Primetime Emmy Awards was a night full of surprises and memorable moments. Two of the most talked-about moments of the night were Billy Porter's acceptance speech for his win for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Regina King's acceptance speech for her win for Outstanding Limited Series or Movie.
Billy Porter gave an emotional and heartfelt speech, thanking those who have supported him throughout his career. He also thanked the LGBTQ community, saying “I stand here as a proud gay man saying that I see you, I hear you, I love you and I deeply celebrate each and every one of you.”Regina King also gave a powerful acceptance speech, thanking her family, her team, and the writers of the series she won for. She also spoke about the importance of representation in media, saying “I am so proud to be standing here as a reflection of what is possible when we put out intention into action, when we truly give of ourselves in service to our community.”Both Billy Porter and Regina King's speeches were inspiring and moving, and will likely remain two of the most memorable moments of the night. The 2021 Emmy Awards were full of exciting wins, surprising losses, and memorable moments.
No matter who won or lost, it was an exciting night that showcased some of the best television has to offer. From biggest surprises to best moments, the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards demonstrated the power and excellence of television. We can't wait to see what next year brings!.