Nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards were announced in July by the Emmy-winning father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones and Jasmine Cephas Jones. The Crown and The Mandalorian lead with 24 nominations each, while WandaVision has 23. Ted Lasso, The Handmaid's Tale and Lovecraft Country are among other big nominees. The ceremony will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer for a limited live audience of nominees and guests this year after last year's show went almost virtual owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. 73rd edition of the Emmys will take place on Sunday, 19 September at 5 pm in the US.
According to ew.com, the Television Academy's Board of Governors recently announced a small but notable rule change this year for the Emmys to be more inclusive of gender-nonconforming individuals: A nominee or winner of any acting category can request they be recognised with the more gender-neutral title "Performer" on their nomination certificate and Emmy statuette, although the categories themselves relating to Actor and Actress won't change.
According to a report in ANI, on-site media, crew, and vendors will be required to show proof of vaccination to be admitted, and they must also test negative for the Coronavirus. The organization said, "Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of Emmy nominees, guests and media, the number of production personnel and staff must be limited at this year's 73rd Emmy Awards.”
They also noted that "there will be a very limited red carpet for talent arrivals," with only around a dozen media outlets allowed. Similarly, the Academy also said that they have partnered with CBS to create a virtual media centre, as opposed to traditional on-site media coverage, which "will allow media outlets to connect directly with Emmy winners as they are announced."
The ceremony will be aired on Sunday (September 19) at 5 pm in the US. The Television Academy's website has also listed out the international territories where the ceremony will be aired. In India, viewers can watch the ceremony on Lionsgate Play on 20th September 2021 at 5:30 am IST.
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