2021 Primetime Emmy Awards: “The Crown” dominates with seven wins

The 73rd Emmy Awards returned Sunday night to celebrate the best in television. Actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer hosted the ceremony in downtown Los Angeles, making him only the second solo Black host in the event’s history. 

“Ted Lasso” came into the night with the most nominations, 13, and took home four, including wins for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series and outstanding comedy series. “The Crown” ended up with the most wins, racking up seven Emmys.

Debbie Allen, the multi-talented actress, singer, dancer, choreographer and director, received the 2021 Governor’s Award. RuPaul also made history by winning the most Emmys ever by a person of color.

The annual event had a limited in-person audience made up of nominees and their guests. It’s a shift from last year’s show, which was partially virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year, all attendees were asked to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19, the Television Academy said.

Check out the full recap below.

The 73rd Emmy Awards
Cedric the Entertainer, star and executive producer of CBS hit comedy “The Neighborhood,” marking his first time as Master of Ceremonies for the event. Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images