Emmys 2021: Red Carpet Moments and Winners

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From the LifeMinute.TV Team

September 20, 2021

The 73rd annual Emmy Awards was hosted by Cedric the Entertainer in Los Angeles last night. Big winners included shows Ted Lasso, Mare of Easttown, and The Crown, which won 7 awards, including lead actress in a drama series for Olivia Colman and lead actor in a drama series for Josh O'Connor. Other stars who took home an Emmy included Kate Winslet for lead actress, limited or anthology series or movie for Mare of Easttown, Jason Sudeikis for lead actor, comedy series for Ted Lasso, Jean Smart for lead actress, comedy series for Hacks, and Michaela Coel, the first black woman to win for writing for a limited or anthology series or movie for I May Destroy You. Check out the full list of winners below…

Limited or Anthology Series

WINNER: The Queen’s Gambit

I May Destroy You

Mare of Easttown

The Underground Railroad



Drama Series

WINNER: The Crown

The Boys


The Handmaid’s Tale

Lovecraft Country

The Mandalorian


This Is Us


Comedy Series

WINNER: Ted Lasso


Cobra Kai

Emily in Paris

The Flight Attendant


The Kominsky Method



Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

WINNER: Hamilton

Bo Burnham: Inside

David Byrne’s American Utopia

8:46 — Dave Chappelle

Friends: The Reunion

A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote


Variety Special (Live)

WINNER: Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020

Celebrating America – An Inauguration Night Special

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards

The Oscars

The Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Starring The Weeknd


Lead Actor, Drama Series

WINNER: Josh O’Connor, The Crown

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country

Regé-Jean Page, Bridgerton

Billy Porter, Pose

Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason


Lead Actress, Drama Series

WINNER: Olivia Colman, The Crown

Uzo Aduba, In Treatment

Emma Corrin, The Crown

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Mj Rodriguez, Pose

Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country


Lead Actor, Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

WINNER: Ewan McGregor, Halston

Paul Bettany, WandaVision

Hugh Grant, The Undoing

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton


Lead Actress, Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

WINNER: Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha

Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision

Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit


Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie 

WINNER: Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Jac Schaeffer, WandaVision (“Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience”)

Scott Frank, The Queen’s Gambit

Laura Donney, WandaVision (“Previously On”)

Brad Ingelsby, Mare of Easttown

Chuck Hayward and Peter Cameron, WandaVision (“All-New Halloween Spooktacular!”)


Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

WINNER: Scott Frank, The Queen’s Gambit

Barry Jenkins, The Underground Railroad

Michaela Coel and Sam Miller, I May Destroy You ("Ego Death”)

Thomas Kail, Hamilton

Sam Miller, I May Destroy You (“Eyes Eyes Eyes Eyes”)

Matt Shakman, WandaVision

Craig Zobel, Mare of Easttown


Competition Program

WINNER: RuPaul’s Drag Race

The Amazing Race

Nailed It!

Top Chef

The Voice


Lead Actor, Comedy Series

WINNER: Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Anthony Anderson, black-ish

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

William H. Macy, Shameless

Kenan Thompson, Kenan


Lead Actress, Comedy Series

WINNER: Jean Smart, Hacks

Aidy Bryant, Shrill

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Allison Janney, Mom

Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish


Directing for a Comedy Series

WINNER: Lucia Aniello, Hacks (“There Is No Line"(Pilot))

Susanna Fogel, The Flight Attendant (“In Case of Emergency”)

James Burrows, B Positive (Pilot)

Zach Braff, Ted Lasso (“Biscuits”)

M.J. Delaney, Ted Lasso (“The Hope That Kills You”)

Declan Lowney, Ted Lasso (“Make Rebecca Great Again”)

James Widdoes, Mom (“Scooby-Doo Checks and Salisbury Steak”)


Writing for a Comedy Series

WINNER: Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky, Hacks (“There Is No Line" (Pilot))

Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, and Joe Kelly, Ted Lasso (“Make Rebecca Great Again”)

Meredith Scardino, Girls5eva (Pilot)

Steve Yockey, The Flight Attendant (“In Case of Emergency”)

Maya Erskine, PEN15 (“Play”)

Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt, and Joe Kelly, Ted Lasso (Pilot)


Variety Sketch Series

WINNER: Saturday Night Live

A Black Lady Sketch Show


Variety Talk Series

WINNER: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert


The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Jimmy Kimmel Live!


Writing for a Variety Series

WINNER: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

The Amber Ruffin Show

A Black Lady Sketch Show

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Saturday Night Live


Supporting Actor, Drama Series

WINNER: Tobias Menzies, The Crown

Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian

O-T Fagbenle, The Handmaid’s Tale

John Lithgow, Perry Mason

Max Minghella, The Handmaid’s Tale

Chris Sullivan, This Is Us

Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale

Michael K. Williams, Lovecraft Country


Supporting Actress, Drama Series

WINNER: Gillian Anderson, The Crown

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

Madeline Brewer, The Handmaid’s Tale

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country

Emerald Fennell, The Crown

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale


Directing for a Drama Series

WINNER: Jessica Hobbs, The Crown (“War”)

Julie Anne Robinson, Bridgerton (“Diamond of the First Water”)

Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 9: The Marshal”)

Steven Canals, Pose ("Series Finale")

Benjamin Caron, The Crown (“Fairytale”)

Liz Garbus, The Handmaid’s Tale (“The Wilderness”)


Writing for a Drama Series

WINNER: Peter Morgan, The Crown (“War”)

Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 16: The Rescue”)

Rebecca Sonnenshine, The Boys (“What I Know”)

Yahlin Chang, The Handmaid’s Tale (“Home”)

Dave Filoni, The Mandalorian (“Chapter 13: The Jedi”)

Misha Green, Lovecraft Country (“Sundown”)

Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, Janet Mock and Our Lady J, Pose ("Series Finale")


Supporting Actor, Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

WINNER: Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown

Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You

Jonathan Groff, Hamilton

Anthony Ramos, Hamilton


Supporting Actress, Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

WINNER: Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown

Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision

Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit

Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown

Phillipa Soo, Hamilton


Supporting Actor, Comedy Series

WINNER: Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks

Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso

Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso

Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method

Jeremy Swift, Ted Lasso

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live


Supporting Actress, Comedy Series

WINNER: Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live

Hannah Einbinder, Hacks

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Rosie Perez, The Flight Attendant

Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live

Juno Temple, Ted Lasso


Guest Actress, Drama Series

WINNER: Claire Foy, The Crown

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale

Mckenna Grace, The Handmaid’s Tale

Sophie Okonedo, Ratched

Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us


Guest Actor, Drama Series

WINNER: Courtney B. Vance, Lovecraft Country

Don Cheadle, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Charles Dance, The Crown

Timothy Olyphant, The Mandalorian

Carl Weathers, The Mandalorian


Guest Actress, Comedy Series

WINNER: Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live

Jane Adams, Hacks

Yvette Nicole Brown, A Black Lady Sketch Show

Bernadette Peters, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Issa Rae, A Black Lady Sketch Show

Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live


Guest Actor, Comedy Series

WINNER: Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

Morgan Freeman, The Kominsky Method

Daniel Kaluuya, Saturday Night Live

Daniel Levy, Saturday Night Live


TV Movie

WINNER: Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square


Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia

Sylvie’s Love

Uncle Frank

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