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Everything you need to know about the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards

After a year of having our peepers glued to the TV, we've finally arrived at the doorstep of the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards. Naturally, this is a time to collectively judge, celebrate and lament the shows that got us through another 12 months of living with the pandemic.

On Monday (for us in Australia), the Emmy's will return for its' 73rd anniversary taking place, as usual, in Los Angeles. Unsure of where to stream the festivities? Or merely here to find out which hit series's and actors have been nominated? We've got all these details covered below.


What date is the Emmy's 2021?

For those of us tuning in from Australia, the ceremony will take place on Monday, September 20 from 10 am AEST. In case you miss it as it happens, there will be an encore screening from 7:30pm that same evening. Of course, those watching from the US will be viewing it on Sunday, September 19.


Who is hosting?

This year, comedian and actor, Cedric The Entertainer, is helming the festivities - the first Black man to do so since 1997, when journalist Bryant Gumbel took the reins. As always, supporting Cedric are a long line of celebrities stepping in as presenters. Expect cameos from Dolly Parton no less, along with Awkwafina, Beanie Feldstein, Yara Shahidi, Tracee Ellis Ross, Mindy Kaling, MJ Rodriguez and Ava DuVernay, as well as father-son duo Dan and Eugene Levy.


Who has been nominated?

Always the question on everyone's lips! Earlier in July, the Emmy award nominations were officially released and we've had plenty of time to mull them over since. While the usual suspects like Netflix's The Crown and Disney's The Mandalorian have made headlines with their twenty-something nominations, there are some other major record breakers worth celebrating.

For instance, Pose star Mj Rodriguez has made history as the first openly transgender woman to be nominated for a major category in the award show's history. She's up for up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Blanca Evangelista, house mother and Pose protagonist. While, Billy Porter has also been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor for his work on Pose. We have our fingers (and all of our toes) crossed!

Another cause for celebration is that Michaela Coel's masterpiece I May Destroy You is finally getting the acclaim it deserves. It's up for Best Limited Series, alongside Mare of Easttown, The Underground Railroad and The Queen's Gambit. We'll admit, it looks like a tight race.

For a complete list of Emmy's categories and all the nominees we've pulled together a quick reference list here.


How do I watch the 2021 Emmy Awards?

At the moment, there are a couple of options when it comes to streaming the event live, all of which require a subscription of some sort.

As with previous years, Foxtel possesses the broadcasting rights to the 2021 awards. Therefore, you can watch along on Foxtel Arena if you have a Foxtel box or channel package. Otherwise, there'll be a livestream if you're hooked up with a subscription to Foxtel Now, Foxtel Go or Binge. We realise not everyone has this kind of access to multiple streaming sites. But if you're desperate to see if Mj Rodriguez takes out the category for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, know that Foxtel Now offer a free 10-day-trial for new subscribers...

And of course, we'll keep you updated with all the best red carpet looks from the ceremony. So watch this space for all your Emmy Awards news.

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