ViacomCBS has announced that the 73rd Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, September 19th. The 2021 Emmys will be broadcast live on CBS TV, and will also be available to stream live on the new Paramount+ streaming service. Just like the Golden Globes and the Oscars, this year's Emmys will be somber and strange, as the year of TV has been hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic, just like every other form of media and entertainment. That said, by the time September is here, there will hopefully be even more great accomplishments in TV worth celebrating than there are now.
So far, a lot of fans of geek culture have good reason to be excited for this year's Emmys. The Mandalorian season 2 and WandaVision both seem like solid locks for some kind of nomination, with more Marvel series like The Falcon And The Winter Soldier and Loki also about to shoot their shot.
Now that the big dog of the comedic genre has taken its final bow (Schitt's Creek) that genre of television seems wide open for some new competition. Apple TV could actually make a big stake for itself at the Emmys, with dark horse hit Ted Lasso continuing to gain acclaim.
Then there's the case of Netflix's runaway hits Bridgerton and The Queen's Gambit, which both seem like easy shoe-ins for big Emmy wins this year. It will also be interesting to see the showdown between Netflix and HBO again this year; HBO has series like Lovecraft Country and the smash-hit The Undoing which could each snag some big nominations.
Here is the official announcement about the 2021 Emmys, from ViacomCBS:
CBS and the Television Academy announced today that the 73RD EMMY® AWARDS will be broadcast live, Sunday, Sept. 19 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/5:00-8:00 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
Host(s), producers and venue for the 73RD EMMY AWARDS will be announced at a later date. For more information and updates on the 73RD EMMY AWARDS, go to TelevisionAcademy.com/Emmys and follow @TelevisionAcad on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
You can watch the 2021 Emmys on September 19th. It will air live on CBS, and stream live on Paramount+.