The 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards took over from CBS and Paramount + on Sunday night for their 73rd annual event. As previously reported, the event took place live in Los Angeles in an enclosed space. According to CBS News, invitations were limited to select nominees and guests and all had to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination.
While celebrities gave us looks worthy of our appreciation, the awards show itself came with its own set of memorable moments. From an unexpected blast to victories to honoring a legend, here are five Emmy snippets too good to pass up!
Seth Rogan yells Emmy
Seth Rogan made viral waves on Twitter and Instagram after a brief stint on the stage of this show. Dressed in an orange-brown-brown suit combo, Seth took the stage and expressed his excitement about being at the Emmys. Then, he launched into finger waving at the Emmys for their COVID-19 practices and the moment quickly took off on social media.
“Let me start by saying that there are too many of us in this little room,” Seth said on stage. “What are we doing?”
Win “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
RuPaul’s Drag Race took home the Outstanding Competition Program Award at the 2021 Emmys! This honor actually marks the 11th Emmy victory for RuPaul Charles, which now makes him the “most awarded black artist in Emmy history” with 11 awards.
Win “I May Destroy You”
Michaela Coel’s “I May Destroy You” won an Emmy Award for writing for an anthology or limited series or film. According to the New York Times, Michaela is now the first black woman to win an Emmy in that category. During her acceptance speech, she dedicated the award to survivors of sexual abuse.
“Write the story that scares you, that makes you feel insecure, that is not comfortable,” Michaela said. “I challenge you. In a world that draws us to explore the lives of others to help us better determine how we feel about ourselves and, in turn, feel the need to be constantly visible, as visibility, in these days, it seems to somehow equate to success. Don’t be afraid to disappear. “
Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of “Hamilton,” as the special received the 2021 Emmy Award for Variety Special (Pre-Recorded).
Debbie Allen receives Governor’s Award
Talk about getting your flowers while you can still smell them! Legendary dancer, choreographer, actor, singer, director, producer, writer and humanitarian Debbie Allen was honored with the 2021 Governor’s Award from the Television Academy. After she took the stage, her fellow attendees gave her a standing ovation.
“I’m trying not to cry and rise to the occasion because so many years have passed,” Debbie said. “It takes a lot of courage to be the only woman in the room most of the time. A lot of courage, creativity, struggle and faith to believe that I could move on and I have. “
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