The 73rd Annual Emmy Awards: What You Need to Know

Katie Luxbacher '22

The Emmys are a National Award show that prioritize and honor the best in Prime Time Television.

With the 2021 show being the 73rd year of The Emmys there is a lot to know. From Best Supporting Actress, to Best Variety Special (Pre Recorded), The award show has closer to over 31 categories that were covered. 

Evan Peters took home his first Emmy Award in the category “Supporting Actor in  a Limited Series or Movie,”  winning for the HBO original drama Crime series “Mare of Easttown”. The series has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, and features many other actors such as fellow 2021 Emmy nominees and winners Kate Winslet and Julianne Nicholson. 

The pre-recorded Broadway show Hamilton on Disney+ also had its fair share of nominations this year (12 to be exact), taking home the win for Best Pre-recorded Variety Special. 

Netflix Original Series The Crown won the award for “Outstanding Drama Series”. Several other actors and actresses that had taken part in the series were added to the list of Emmy winning actors this year. 

Saturday Night Live was the winner of the “Variety Sketch Series” category, and eleven of their cast members were nominated throughout the award show. The show has been around since 1975 and has won several Emmys during its time on air; this is just another to add to the list. 

The award show held in Los Angeles had a run time of about two hours. There were more than 7.4 million people that tuned in to watch the awards be handed out, and acceptance speeches be given. This year’s ratings for the show went up by 16% and unlike last year, Covid-19 didn’t stop the show from being held live and in person.