Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, TV's biggest night this year looked a lot more like the usual Hollywood glitz and glamour than it did during last year's entirely virtual ceremony. There were still COVID-19 precautions, but the actors and actresses all gathered together in their red carpet attire, golden statuettes were given and the expected nominees won.
But among all the predictability and commercial breaks, there were a few great moments at the Emmys. From the wonderful tribute to TV legend Debbie Allen to terrible comedy bits that made the three-hour-plus show seem even longer,
Here are the best of the 2021 Emmy Award:
1. Ted Lasso
First, we will start off with the ace Hollywood actor Jason Sudeikis who bagged the Emmys award in the category of 'Outstanding Lead Actor' in a Comedy Series for Ted Lasso. He gave a heart-warming speech and turned emotional accepting the award. “Thank you very much. So...heck of a year. I would say this show is about family, this show is about mentors and teachers this show is about teammates and I would be here without those three things in my life. First off I want to thank my folks, Dan and Kathy, I want to thank my sisters Kristin and Lindsay. I want to thank my sisters that have been chosen outside of biology, like Rachel. I want to thank my children Otis and Daisy.”
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2. Michaela Coel wins!!
The star, writer, and creator of 'I May Destroy You' received some long-overdue recognition Sunday night. In her brief but impactful speech, she urged others to “write what scares you.” She added, “Do not be afraid to disappear from it, from us, for a while and see what comes to you in silence.” Coel ended by saying, “I dedicate this story to every single survivor of sexual assault. Thank you.”
3. The illustrious Jean Smart
The Hacks star won her fourth Emmy tonight. If you have not seen her in Watchmen, you must, at the very least, The great Jean Smart, who notched her fourth Emmy win for her turn as acerbic stand-up stalwart Deborah Vance. In a moving speech, Smart paid tribute to her late husband, who died in March.
4. Kate Winslet’s acceptance speech
Winning the award for 'Best Actress' in a limited series or movie for a role in 'Mare of Easttown', Winslet gave a shout-out to her fellow nominees, acknowledging the importance of “women having each other’s backs.” She also thanked show creator Brad Inglesby for creating a “middle-aged, imperfect, flawed mother,” adding, “you made us all feel validated, honestly.” You ARE indeed the winner, Kate.
5. Debbie you deserve it !!