Emmy Awards 2021 to be held on 19 September; host, location will be announced later
Last year’s Emmys were a combined in-person and virtual event, but nothing has been confirmed on the format for this year yet
The Emmy Awards will be held on 19 September and air live on CBS.
The network and the Television Academy announced Tuesday that the 73rd annual ceremony will stream live and on-demand on Paramount+, the streaming service that launches 4 March.
The host, producers and location for the Emmys will be announced later. Since 2008, the show has been held at Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.
Last year’s show on ABC was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and was a combined in-person and virtual event. Kimmel was live at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, and most presenters and nominees appeared remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. That format was also used for the recent Golden Globes.
The 2020 Emmys were the lowest-rated with 6.4 million viewers.
As part of the broadcast networks taking turns, CBS last aired the Emmys in 2017, when Stephen Colbert hosted.
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While the main event will still take place in LA, the show is working with broadcast affiliates around the world to provide satellite links for other international nominees, say organisers.
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