Everything You Need To Know About This Year’s Emmy Awards

Carlee Dattilo

The Emmys are back! From new Covid-19 restrictions, to shows sweeping their competition, to awkward acceptance speeches, this year’s Emmy Awards was sure to bring an entertaining three hours. Since this year’s nominees would all be together in an enclosed room, everyone that attended had to be vaccinated for Covid-19. Though the restrictions decreased the number of nominees who could attend, it beats last year’s show where everybody was in a remote location having to zoom into the event. This year’s host, Cedric the Entertainer, was a great choice, as he was able to use his amazing humorous personality in light of all of this covid-craziness. Along with Cedric, Seth Rogen was among the comedy presenters to address covid from a comedic view. He joked about “Why is there a roof?” and that “It’s more important that we have three chandeliers than that we make sure we don’t kill Eugene Levy tonight.”

Though these comedians did an amazing job keeping us entertained, we always need something to go a little wrong to keep us fully engaged, and that is exactly what Scott Frank did while receiving an award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, for the series The Queen’s Gambit. All it took was his “Really no… Seriously? Stop the music.” line to make this become one of the most awkward speeches in award show history. Not only did he wave off the band and refused to be played off by them, but once he got his time on stage, he made sure to take it. Going 45 seconds over his allotted speech time, Frank was sure to make us remember his words by quite literally making history. 

Multiple series, such as The Crown, Ted Lasso, and The Queen’s Gambit, won big time this year. Taking home 10 trophies, the nominees competing with The Queen’s Gambit had no chance. Even winning the top prize for best limited series, they swept all of their competitors that night. Other series’ like Ted Lasso, taking home 4 Emmys, and The Crown taking home 5 Emmys really showed out this year. The many actors, actresses, directors, producers, etc. of these series work extremely hard on their shows, and truly deserved this night to be recognized for all that they put into it.