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Welcome to your one-stop shop for complete Emmy coverage from the Los Angeles Times, from our final predictions to the biggest winners of the evening. Check back here throughout the night for stories about the moments everyone's talking about.
Every Emmy winner, in one place
It was a victorious night for royalty, chess masters, inspirational coaches and troubled detectives, but they weren't the only characters claiming Emmys this year. Check out all the winners in one handy list, and keep scrolling for highlights.
The Emmys tried to look diverse — and gave us predictable white winners
No performers of color won in any of the comedy, drama or limited series categories despite some of the strongest contenders in years. And it was nearly two hours into the show when the first person of color stepped onstage to receive an award.
What Delta variant? Emmys party like it's 2019
The decision to party like it was 2019 was perhaps not out of key with the national mood and in some perverse way not inappropriate to a medium whose productions have mostly pretended, even in the thick of it, that the pandemic never happened, isn’t happening or is a thing of the past. Nevertheless! Whether or not his surprise was disingenuous, or even meant to preempt criticism, first presenter Seth Rogen put into words what many viewers must have been thinking: "Let me start by saying: There’s way too many of us in this little room. They said this was outdoors — it’s not! They lied to us."
Netflix's other 'Queen' cements a big night for streaming giant
The Emmys still air on network television, but streaming remains the true heavyweight of the annual awards ceremony and Netflix racked up one of its best showings. The streamer's word-of-mouth hit "The Queen's Gambit" nabbed the highly competitive prize for limited series and closed out the show with a power move. See you next year, HBO.
It's a British invasion, as 'The Crown' sweeps drama categories
It took a queen — and, arguably, a princess — to give Netflix its first drama series Emmy win, as the buzzy fourth season of "The Crown" scored a clean sweep of all seven top drama categories. Actors Olivia Colman, Josh O'Connor, Gillian Anderson and Tobias Menzies all claimed Emmys, as did writer Peter Morgan and director Jessica Hobbs.
If 'Ted Lasso' made you laugh during the pandemic, you weren't alone
The rise of "Ted Lasso" was indisputably one of the bright spots in entertainment during the past year, and it was no surprise to watch the Apple TV+ series claim the Emmys' top prize for comedy series.
Leon Bridges sings to remember those we've lost
From Cicely Tyson to Cloris Leachman, Alex Trebek to Larry King, the Emmys' annual in memoriam segment was a stirring reminder of the many television icons who died in the last year. The tribute included, of course, Michael K. Williams, who lost an Emmy bid earlier in the evening for his powerful work on HBO's "Lovecraft Country." The segment was accompanied by Bridges, performing “River” along with “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” bandleader Jon Batiste.
Of course 'Hamilton' had to win an Emmy. And that win is historic
Over six years since its off-Broadway debut, the honors for "Hamilton" haven't stopped rolling in. And just after the show resumed live performances on Broadway following the pandemic shutdown, its Emmy win for outstanding variety special (pre-recorded) claims a particularly special place in the Emmy trivia books.
Debbie Allen urges Emmy viewers to "claim your power"
A legendary dancer, actress, choreographer and director, honorary award winner Debbie Allen made the most of her Emmy platform with an inspiring speech that reminded the audience exactly why she is a legend.
All hail Michaela Coel
With HBO's "I May Destroy You," Michaela Coel delivered one of the most distinctive — and uncategorizable — pieces of television in the last year. And in one of those rare moments when the Emmy Awards get it exactly right, she walked away with the Emmy for writing a limited series, anthology series or movie.
RuPaul sashays into Emmys herstory as most awarded Black artist
Remember when "RuPaul's Drag Race" was a little cult show that could barely get "mainstream" attention? Those days are long gone as the divalicious sensation claimed its fourth consecutive Emmy for reality competition series. And with that, host and executive producer RuPaul Charles became the most honored Black artist in Emmy history. Can we get an amen?
Read 'Ted Lasso' star Jason Sudeikis' full speech
"Ted Lasso" star Jason Sudeikis has been a consistent highlight of the recent TV awards shows, and his first shot at the Emmy podium didn't disappoint. Read the complete acceptance speech here.
'Hacks' scores for HBO Max with three big comedy wins
Apple TV+'s "Ted Lasso" entered the night as the presumptive favorite across comedy categories, but another freshman series — HBO Max's breakout "Hacks" — scored upset wins for directing and writing, and also landed an expected victory for star Jean Smart in lead actress.
Yes, the 'Schitt's Creek' cast still has it
It's been a year since the cast of "Schitt's Creek" swept the Emmys for the beloved comedy's final season, and at the time they accepted their trophies from a remote feed in their native Canada. But this year they were all live and in person on the Emmys stage to remind us all of that crackling chemistry.
Comedy colleagues fondly remember Norm Macdonald
Less than a week after comedian Norm Macdonald died from cancer, his memory loomed large at the Emmys in heartfelt tributes from John Oliver and "Saturday Night Live" boss Lorne Michaels.
Biz Markie inspires musical love letter to TV
With help from Lil Dicky, LL Cool J and the casts of “This Is Us,” “Black-ish,” “Ted Lasso,” “Pose,” “Hamilton” and more, Cedric launched into a crowd-pleasing cover of Biz Markie's "Just A Friend" — which served as both an ode to the small screen and a tribute to rapper Markie, who died in July at age 57.
Join us for our Emmys live chat
The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards are upon us. And what would an awards show be without some shouts from the balcony? Follow our live chat throughout the night as awards columnist Glenn Whipp and staff writer Meredith Blake break down the best speeches, biggest upsets and other top stories of Sunday’s Emmys live.
Emma Corrin serves 'crucible realness' in standout look
Emmy nominee Emma Corrin drew accolades as Princess Diana on the fourth season of Netflix's "The Crown"; the latest display of her iconoclastic fashion sense also made a splash on the red carpet — all the way from London.
The best of the red carpet
Catch the must-see celebrity looks from the Emmys as fashion critic Adam Tschorn and Times photographers bring you snapshots from this year's red carpet.
Who's expected to win?
A particularly good time will likely be had by the entourages of “The Crown,” “Ted Lasso” and “Mare of Easttown” — the favorites to haul away multiple Emmys in the drama, comedy and limited series categories, respectively — according to final predictions from awards columnist Glenn Whipp. With luck, there will be a surprise or two, as well as long overdue recognition for Michael K. Williams, whose recent, tragic death will weigh heavy on the evening.
What will this year's ceremony look like?
Host Cedric the Entertainer and producers gave the press a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at what to expect during an event this week at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences campus in Los Angeles. See the details of the preparations in our photo gallery from the preview.
How to watch this year's Emmys
The Television Academy’s marquee ceremony honoring the best in television will air live from coast to coast on CBS on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. Pacific. It will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
The scaled-down soiree takes place at its usual haunt — the Microsoft Theater in downtown L.A. — but it’ll still be dramatically different due to pandemic concerns. It will host a limited in-person audience consisting only of nominees and guests.
That’s a far cry from last year’s fête, which was hampered by city regulations on indoor gatherings and included a bevy of virtual appearances and at-home watch parties.
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.