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How to watch the 2021 Emmy Awards

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on CBS and stream live on Paramount + and elsewhere.

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The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards are almost here, and with a particularly exciting batch of nominees, it’s an event TV fans won’t want to miss. This year’s ceremony will once again see its audience in person, following the virtual 2020 awards show. 2021 Emmy Awards attendees will be asked to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination amid the surge in cases in Los Angeles.

Due to the pandemic and its effects on production, the total number of submissions has dropped significantly in many categories this cycle of the Emmys. The shows that made the cut and the most nominations are representative of the range of content audiences have fallen in love with. “Star Wars spinoff series” “The Mandalorian” is tied with historical drama “The Crown”, with 24 nominations. . The other Disney Plus streaming star, “WandaVision”, is lagging behind with 23 nominations. The comedy series “Ted Lasso” and “Saturday Night Live” are tied with the dystopian drama “The Handmaid’s Tale” at 20 nominations each.

Many beloved quarantine frenzy, including “The Queen’s Gambit” and “WandaVision”, are set to compete for the title of Best Limited Series, led by Anya Taylor-Joy and Elizabeth Olsen, both vying for Best. actress alongside Kate Winslet and Michaela Coel.

So whether you’re managing the family-friendly Emmys betting pool this year or just thrilled to see a ceremony (hopefully) without a Hazardous Combination, CBS Essentials has put together all the information you need to help you watch the ceremony. award ceremony. Here is your Emmys 2021 FAQ: how to stream or watch the rewards for free in real time; information on who is nominated; and a roundup of predictions on who is expected to win at the 2021 Emmys.

When are the 2021 Emmys?

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on September 19 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

Where can I stream the 2021 Emmys?

There are plenty of streaming services that offer access to CBS – and by extension, the 2021 Emmys – live and on demand, including Paramount +, Hulu Plus Live TV, YouTube TV, and FuboTV. Read on to find out more about which streaming service is right for you.

Paramount +

How to watch the 2021 Emmy Awards

Paramount +

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on Paramount + and will be available to all subscribers for live or on-demand broadcast thereafter. You can also attend Emmy-nominated “The Amazing Race” on the platform, as well as many other shows and movies.

(CBS Essentials and Paramount + are both subsidiaries of ViacomCBS.)

Hulu Plus Live TV

Hulu Plus Live TV includes access to CBS, so subscribers will be able to watch the 2021 Emmy Awards live in real time. Subscribers can also stream Emmy-nominated series such as “The Handmaid’s Tale”, “PEN15”, “Shrill” and “Black-ish” on Hulu.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV gives subscribers access to CBS and over 80 other channels, including PBS, BET, Comedy Central, MTV, and Nickelodeon. Subscribers can also enjoy unlimited recording space to save and watch their favorite programs at their own pace, at their own pace.


FuboTV gives subscribers access to CBS, as well as over 100 other local channels, including AMC, ESPN and FX. FuboTV also provides a cloud DVR with the ability to record up to 250 hours of content, so subscribers who cannot see the rewards live can save them to watch later.

How to watch the 2021 Emmys live for free?

With cable or a TV antenna, it should be easy to locate a local CBS station and watch the Emmy Awards live on TV. Paramount + also offers a seven-day free trial, so potential subscribers can try out the streaming service on award week at no additional cost.

Who is hosting the 2021 Emmys?

How to watch the 2021 Emmy Awards

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This year, the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, comedian and star of CBS ‘”The Neighborhood”.

“Ever since I was a little boy snuggled next to my grandmother, television has always been my reliable friend, so it’s a huge honor for me to host this year’s Emmy Awards,” said Cedric the Entertainer at ET.

Who is nominated for the 2021 Emmys?

How to watch the 2021 Emmy Awards

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Competition is fierce this year, despite the drop in submissions, with streaming giants Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, HBO, Hulu and Netflix dominating many of the night’s most anticipated categories. Notable nominations include Mj Rodriguez, nominated for her role in the FX series “Pose,” making history as the first trans person to be nominated in a lead actress category, and “I May Destroy You” from HBO, which won nine nominations after being especially snubbed by the Golden Globes.

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys”, HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” and Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” all face two Netflix giants, “Bridgerton” and “The Crown,” for Outstanding Drama Series. Meanwhile, “Blackish,” “The Flight Attendant,” “Hacks,” Hulu original “PEN15,” Apple TV’s “Ted Lasso” and three Netflix heavy hitters, “Cobra Kai,” “Emily in Paris” and “ The Kominsky Method “are ready for Outstanding comic series.

Limited series or exceptional anthology is a category filled with midlife binge favorites, with Disney Plus’ “I May Destroy You”, “Mare of Easttown”, “The Queen’s Gambit”, “The Underground Railroad” and “WandaVision” all going head to head. . Leaders Michaela Coel, Cynthia Erivo, Elizabeth Olsen, Anya Taylor-Joy and Kate Winslet will also compete for Best Leading Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Film.

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. of “Hamilton” are nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Film with Paul Bettany, Hugh Grant and Ewan McGregor.

The stars nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series include Sterling K. Brown, Jonathan Majors, Josh O’Connor, Regé-Jean Page, Billy Porter and Matthew Rhys. Up to Best Leading Actress in a Drama Series are Uzo Aduba, Olivia Colman, Emma Corrin, Elizabeth Moss, Mj Rodriguez and Jurnee Smollett.

Anthony Anderson, Michael Douglas, William H. Macy, Jason Sudeikis and Kenan Thompson are all nominated for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series alongside actresses Aidy Bryant, Kaley Cuoco, Allison Janney, Tracee Ellis Ross and Jean Smart for Best Leading Actress in a Comedy Series.

See the full list of nominations here.

Who will win the 2021 Emmys?

How to watch the 2021 Emmy Awards

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Many categories from the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards seem too close to be definitively called at this point, but of course there are a few predictions already.

Variety believes Disney Plus’ “WandaVision” is the most likely to win the award for Best Limited Series, despite its claim that very few pundits have Marvel Studios on their list of those watching this awards cycle. But the LA Times, using its BuzzMeter – a panel of six veteran TV journalists who called out the final nominees list with 76% accuracy – predicted “The Queen’s Gambit” would win the title. However, BuzzMeter panel member Glenn Whip just wrote his own prediction that “Mare of Easttown” will win Best Limited Series with its lead actress, Kate Winslet, also taking home the award for Best Actress in a Limited Series.

Variety and the LA Times agree that “The Crown” will win Best Drama Series, with the BuzzMeter identifying Emma Corrin as the expected winner for Best Leading Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Princess Diana in Netflix’s landmark drama.

For more Emmy predictions, news, and updates, check out ET’s ongoing coverage of the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards.

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