‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘The Crown,’ ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ earn night’s top prizes at 2021 Emmys

Written by on September 20, 2021

Apple TV+ soccer comedy “Ted Lasso” and Netflix chess drama “The Queen’s Gambit” earned high prizes at Sunday evening’s Emmy Awards, although it was Netflix’s British monarchy sequence “The Crown” that lastly reigned supreme.

After three earlier tries, “The Crown” gained greatest drama on the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards as a part of its seven-trophy haul, which additionally included drama appearing honors for Olivia Colman, Josh O’Connor and Gillian Anderson. “Ted” lassoed greatest comedy sequence and wins for stars Jason Sudeikis, Brett Goldstein and Hannah Waddingham; “Queen’s Gambit” took house excellent restricted sequence; Kate Winslet, Evan Peters and Julianne Nicholson took house appearing Emmys for the restricted sequence “Mare of Easttown”; and Jean Good obtained one of the best comedy actress award for “Hacks.”

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Whereas it was under no circumstances a fantastic evening for variety – no actors of coloration had been awarded Emmys Sunday – RuPaul made historical past as essentially the most awarded Black artist within the ceremony’s historical past together with his 11th profession win.

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The final award of the evening goes to the buzzy Netflix drama that entertained numerous locked-down of us. Creator Scott Frank thanked everybody who gave it nice phrase of mouth throughout quarantine and instructed their mates “you have to watch the orphan lady chess drama,” he says. Frank additionally shouts out star Anya Taylor-Pleasure: “You introduced the attractive again to chess and reminded a era of women that patriarchy has no protection to our queens.”

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“Due to this lot,” says creator Peter Morgan, accepting one of the best drama trophy for “The Crown” – its seventh of the evening. He retains it brief as a result of they have to start out filming in just a few hours.

OK, it did not repeat the spectacular “Schitt’s Creek” sweep from final 12 months however – not like the AFC Richmond soccer squad – “Ted Lasso” wins when it counts, for excellent comedy sequence. “The largest thanks from this group is to the individuals who watch,” says creator Invoice Lawrence.

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Disney+’s filmed manufacturing of “Hamilton” snags an Emmy for pre-recorded selection particular. Unique solid member Renee Elise Goldsberry accepts the award for the musical that entertained followers at house throughout quarantine “after we had been separate and alone.”

“Sure!” Conan O’Brien yells when Colbert and Co. arrive to simply accept the Emmy for excellent dwell selection particular for his or her election evening program final November. “I have never met a few of these individuals earlier than,” Colbert quips and thanks Showtime for giving them an hour “as a result of CBS needed to report the information or one thing like that.”

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“I am an absolute wreck,” says O’Connor, who takes lead actor in a drama sequence as Prince Charles on “The Crown.” He calls doing the present “essentially the most rewarding two years of my life.”

“The Crown” star Colman, who performed Queen Elizabeth II for 2 seasons, wins for lead actress in a drama sequence. “I might have put cash on that not taking place,” Colman says from London. She additionally tearfully honored her father, who died throughout the pandemic: “He would have liked all of this.”

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“It is fairly troublesome going after you, Kate,” McGregor says, accepting his Emmy for lead actor in a restricted sequence for Netflix’s “Halston.”

She’s queen of the world! “Mother, they’re standing up!” says Winslet, accepting the Emmy for lead actress in a restricted sequence for HBO’s detective present. She thanked all people who binged throughout quarantine: “It was this cultural second and it gave individuals one thing to speak about apart from a worldwide pandemic.”

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The group cheers mightily for the British actress/filmmaker, who wins the excellent writing Emmy for restricted sequence for HBO’s “I Could Destroy You.” “I dedicate this story to each single survivor of sexual assault,” she says when accepting the glory.

Scott Frank wins greatest directing for a restricted sequence for Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit,” a present he describes as being about “a woman hooked on chess, tablets and wallpaper.” He additionally thanked star Anya Taylor-Pleasure, who got here to set “filled with pleasure” and “at all times able to work.”

“I’m trembling with gratitude and style,” Allen says, accepting her career-achievement honor and thanking everybody from Shonda Rhimes to Berry Gordy to the late Kobe Bryant. “Let this second resonate with ladies internationally. … It’s time so that you can declare your energy.”

The Emmy for excellent competitors program goes to “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” and RuPaul made historical past as essentially the most awarded Black artist on the Emmys ever together with his 11th profession win. In his acceptance speech, RuPaul says he is prepared to usher in extra proficient opponents: “For you children out right here watching, you’ve got a tribe right here for you.”

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“Heck of a 12 months,” Sudeikis says accepting his excellent comedy actor win for “Ted Lasso.” He thanks his “teammates,” aka his co-stars: “I am solely pretty much as good as you make me look.”

‘The HBO comedy will get its third win – and a giant one: excellent comedy actress for Good. She congratulates her “mates” on “Mare of Easttown” and paid tribute to her late husband, actor Richard Gilliland, who put his personal profession on maintain “in order that I might make the most of all of the unimaginable alternatives I’ve had.”

The HBO comedy starring Jean Good takes the Emmys for excellent writing and directing, besting the favored “Ted Lasso.” 

NBC’s late-night present took house its fifth straight Emmy for excellent selection sketch sequence and producer Lorne Michaels additionally tearfully paid tribute to Norm Macdonald, a former “Weekend Replace” staple on “SNL.”

HBO’s “Final Week Tonight with John Oliver” gained its sixth consecutive Emmys for each excellent selection sequence and greatest writing for a spread sequence. Oliver shouts out the late Norm Macdonald: “Nobody was funnier,” he says. “Simply spend time watching YouTube clips of him and Conan (O’Brien) as a result of it does not get higher than that.”

“The Crown” will get Nos. three and 4. Anderson wins supporting actress in a drama for enjoying Margaret Thatcher and dedicates her Emmy to supervisor Connie Freiberg, “who believed in me when nobody else did.” And Menzies is called greatest supporting actor for his position as Prince Philip over late “Lovecraft Nation” nominee Michael Okay. Williams, whose current loss of life made him an emotional favourite going into Sunday’s present. 

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Here is two for the royals! “We will occasion,” says Peter Morgan, holding it easy after profitable for greatest writing in a drama for “The Crown” proper earlier than Jessica Hobbs will get the Emmy for greatest directing. “Not quite a lot of ladies have gained this award so I really feel I am standing on the shoulders of some extraordinary individuals,” she says.

The HBO detective present takes again to again Emmys as Peters nabs supporting actor in a restricted sequence. He additionally thanks co-star Kate Winslet “for being Kate Winslet!” earlier than saying the Emmy is “a dream come true.”

Nicholson wins for supporting actress in a restricted sequence, the primary win of the evening for HBO’s “Mare of Easttown.” She thanks co-star Kate Winslet: “Man, you are good at appearing. However seems, you are additionally good at caring for an entire manufacturing.”

He is right here, he is there, he is in all places as a result of Goldstein, who performs the lovably surly, continuously foul-mouthed Roy Kent on “Ted Lasso,” takes greatest supporting actor in a comedy. “I used to be very particularly instructed I used to be not allowed to swear,” he says, then saying one thing that does not make it on air. After all. 

The primary Emmy of the evening, supporting actress in a comedy, goes to “Ted Lasso” star Hannah Waddingham. “Jesus Christ on a motorcycle! I am not liable for something that falls out of my face within the subsequent 90 seconds,” she says, thanking Jason Sudeikis for “altering my life.” She additionally tells co-star Juno Temple, “When you ever go away, I’ll stalk you.”

Cedric the Entertainer kicks the evening off by sharing a narrative about watching TV together with his grandma and guarantees it will not be “Emmys Lite”: “It isn’t simply in regards to the issues we liked up to now 12 months. It is about what we love about tv.” He then raps together with LL Cool J, Rita Wilson and the entire crowd in a music about what all people loves about TV to the tune of the late Biz Markie’s “Only a Pal.”

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It was one of many buzziest, most binge-worthy exhibits individuals watched throughout COVID-19 lockdown, however a win for Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit” is not going to be straightforward in a stacked class for greatest restricted sequence. The powerhouse area additionally consists of the primary Marvel/Disney+ present “WandaVision,” the Kate Winslet detective present “Mare of Easttown,” Michaela Coel’s British sequence “I Could Destroy You” and Barry Jenkins’ alt-history drama “The Underground Railroad.”

The three earlier seasons of the royal-centric Netflix sequence fell, respectively, to “The Handmaid’s Story,” “Recreation of Thrones” and “Succession.” Is the fourth time the allure? To take action, it’s going to need to upend “Handmaid’s Story,” returning nominees “Pose,” “The Mandalorian” and “This Is Us,” plus first-timers within the class together with “The Boys,” “Bridgerton” and “Lovecraft Nation.”

The primary season of the feel-good present is a favourite to succeed “Schitt’s Creek,” which swept final 12 months’s comedy classes and have become the primary to ever win all 4 most important comedy appearing races. “Lasso” faces competitors for the large prize – excellent comedy sequence – from “Black-ish” (which has three earlier nominations within the class), “Cobra Kai,” “Emily in Paris,” “Hacks,” “The Flight Attendant,” “The Kominsky Methodology” and “PEN15.”

The 2020 present hosted by Jimmy Kimmel was throughout the peak of the pandemic and was a principally digital affair the place individuals in hazmat fits delivered trophies and winners Zoomed of their acceptance speeches. Sunday’s Emmys shall be broadcast from exterior the LA’s Microsoft Theater and embrace “a restricted viewers of nominees and their visitors,” in keeping with the TV Academy.

This 12 months’s host, Cedric the Entertainer, instructed USA TODAY the ceremony shall be an “intimate” affair amid the mutating coronavirus: “At first, the concept was to actually carry it again full steam forward and now, with the (delta) variant, there’s been some sizing down.”


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