2021 Emmy Awards Primetime Winners List – RuPaul WIns it All

RuPaul Wins Emmy

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards air on CBS tonight (Sept 19). The event will be held in downtown Los Angeles outdoors at L.A. Live entertainment complex. The show begins a 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.

Last weekend, the bulk of the awards were handed out at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. RuPaul’s Drag Race dominated the reality awards. Derek Hough won for best choreography in an unscripted show. Check out the winners HERE.

The remaining awards will be given during primetime. Comedian/actor, Cedric the Entertainer will host. 

RuPaul’s Drag Race won the Outstanding Competition Program Emmy. That win made it RuPaul’s 11th Emmy and makes him the most decorated Black artist in Emmy Awards history.

The Voice, nominated in 7 categories, was shut out of all of them. RuPaul won 6 Emmys this year alone. The Amazing Race (4), America’s Got Talent (2) and World of Dance (1) were also shut out. The Masked Singer won a juried Emmy award for costumes. 

Dancer, Actress, Choreographer, Director Debbie Allen wins the Governors Award

Debbie starred in the Fame movie and TV series. She guest judged, choreographed and mentored on So You Think You Can Dance.

Cedric The Entertainer opens the show with a tribute to Biz Markie. Rita Wilson Raps. LL Cool J, Little Dicky and others joined in. 

Seth Rogan calls out the Emmys for being crowded, maskless, and not really outdoors.

“We’re in a hermetically-sealed tent right now,” Rogen said. “I would not have come to this. Why is there a roof? It’s more important that we have three chandeliers than that we make sure we don’t kill Eugene Levy tonight. That is what has been decided.”

Later, the show made a point of insisting that CBS was strictly following COVID-19 protocols and keeping everyone safe.

2021 Emmy Awards Primetime Winners

Competition Series
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Nailed It! (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1) – WINNER
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

Variety Talk Series
Conan (TBS)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) – WINNER
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Variety Sketch Series
A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC) – WINNER

Variety Special (Live)
Celebrating America — An Inauguration Night Special (Multiple Platforms)
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards (CBS)
The Oscars (ABC)
The Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Starring The Weeknd (CBS)
Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand Building Back America – WINNER
Great Again Better 2020 (Showtime)

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
Bo Burnham: Inside (Netflix)
David Byrne’s American Utopia (HBO)
8:46 – Dave Chappelle (Netflix)
Friends: The Reunion (HBO Max)
Hamilton (Disney+) – WINNER
A West Wing Special To Benefit When We All Vote (HBO Max)

Comedy Series
Black-ish (ABC)
Cobra Kai (Netflix)
Emily in Paris (Netflix)
Hacks (HBO Max)
The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
Pen15 (Hulu)
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) – WINNER

Lead Actress, Comedy
Aidy Bryant (Shrill)
Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant)
Allison Janney (Mom)
Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish)
Jean Smart (Hacks) – WINNER

Lead Actor, Comedy
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso) – WINNER
Kenan Thompson (Kenan)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
Aidy Bryant, SNL
Kate McKinnon, SNL
Cecily Strong, SNL
Juno Temple, Ted Lasso
Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso – WINNER
Rosie Perez, The Flight Attendant

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks
Kenan Thompson, SNL
Bowen Yang, SNL
Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso – WINNER
Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso
Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso
Jeremy Swift, Ted Lasso
Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method

Outstanding Drama
The Boys (Amazon Prime)
Bridgerton (Netflix)
The Crown (Netflix) – WINNER
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Lovecraft Country (HBO)
The Mandalorian (Disney+)
Pose (FX)
This Is Us (NBC)

Lead Actor in a Drama
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country
Josh O’Connor, The Crown – WINNER
Regé-Jean Page, Bridgerton
Billy Porter, Pose
Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason

Lead Actress in a Drama
Uzo Aduba, In Treatment
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Emma Corrin, The Crown – WINNER
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Mj Rodriguez, Pose
Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country

Supporting Actress in a Drama
Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country
Gillian Anderson, The Crown – WINNER
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Emerald Fennell, The Crown
Madeline Brewer, The Handmaid’s Tale
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

Supporting Actor in a Drama
Michael K. Williams, Lovecraft Country
John Lithgow, Perry Mason
Tobias Menzies, The Crown – WINNER
O-T Fagbenle, The Handmaid’s Tale
Max Minghella, The Handmaid’s Tale
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian
Chris Sullivan, This Is Us

Limited Series
I May Destroy You (HBO)
Mare of Easttown (HBO)
The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix) – WINNER
The Underground Railroad (Amazon)
WandaVision (Disney+)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha
Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision
Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit
Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown – WINNER

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Paul Bettany, WandaVision
Hugh Grant, The Undoing
Ewan McGregor, Halston – WINNER
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Leslie Odom, Jr., Hamilton

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Phillipa Soo, Hamilton
Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown
Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown – WINNER
Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit
Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision

Supporting in a Limited Series or Movie
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Jonathan Groff, Hamilton
Anthony Ramos, Hamilton
Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You
Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown – WINNER
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
B Positive (CBS), James Burrows
The Flight Attendant (HBO Max), Susanna Fogel
Hacks (HBO Max), Lucia Aniello – WINNER
Mom (CBS), James Widdoes
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+), Zach Braff
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+), MJ Delaney
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+), Declan Lowney

Outstanding Directing For a Drama Series
Bridgerton (Netflix), Julie Anne Robinson
The Crown (Netflix), Benjamin Caron
The Crown (Netflix), Jessica Hobbs – WINNER
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), Liz Garbus
The Mandalorian (Disney+), Jon Favreau
Pose (FX) Steven Canals

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
Hamilton (Disney+), Thomas Kail
I May Destroy You (HBO), Michaela Coel
I May Destroy You (HBO), Sam Miller
Mare Of Easttown (HBO), Craig Zobel
The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix), Scott Frank – WINNER
The Underground Railroad (Amazon Prime Video), Barry Jenkins
WandaVision (Disney+), Matt Shakman

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
The Flight Attendant (HBO Max), Steve Yockey
Girls5eva (Peacock), Meredith Scardino
Hacks (HBO Max), Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, Jen Statsky – WINNER
Pen15 (Hulu), Maya Erskine
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+), Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+), Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly

Outstanding Writing For a Drama Series
The Boys (Amazon Prime Video), Rebecca Sonnenshine
The Crown (Netflix) Peter Morgan – WINNER
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), Yahlin Chang
Lovecraft Country (HBO), Misha Green
The Mandalorian (Disney+), Dave Filoni
The Mandalorian (Disney+), Jon Favreau
Pose (FX), Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, Janet Mock, Our Lady J

Outstanding Writing For a Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
I May Destroy You (HBO), Michaela Coel – WINNER
Mare Of Easttown (HBO), Brad Ingelsby
The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix), Scott Frank
WandaVision (Disney+), Chuck Hayward, Peter Cameron
WandaVision (Disney+), Jac Schaeffer
WandaVision (Disney+), Laura Donney

Outstanding Writing For a Variety Series
The Amber Ruffin Show (Peacock)
A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO) – WINNER
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

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