2021 Emmy Awards announce Cedric the Entertainer as host forward of nominations

2021 Emmy Awards announce Cedric the Entertainer as host ahead of nominations

2021-07-12 22:22:33

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards have introduced Cedric the Entertainer will host and government produce its return to a reside format for the 2021 present. 

The comic and host of the hit CBS sitcom “The Neighborhood” is marking his first time being introduced on to host the present, which is ready to happen on Sept. 19 on the identical community. 

Emmy Award-nominated producers Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart will government produce and Hamish Hamilton will direct the telecast for manufacturing firms Finished+Dusted and Hudlin Leisure.

“Since I used to be a bit of boy huddled up subsequent to my grandmother, tv has at all times been my dependable pal, so it is a gigantic honor for me to host this yr’s Emmy Awards,” the comic, 57, mentioned in a press launch saying the information.

“All through the roller-coaster of a yr that we have now all lived by, tv has helped us keep linked as a society like by no means earlier than,” he shared. “It not solely entertained us, however because it at all times has, it helped to open our eyes, educate us, and hopefully led to a greater understanding of who we’re as a individuals. I am unable to wait to take the stage to rejoice the entire nice reveals and performances that made us snicker, cry, dance and sing over the previous yr.”

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Cedric the Entertainer will host the 2021 Emmy Awards.
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Frank Scherma, Chairman and CEO of the Academy added: “Cedric the Entertainer has been an exquisite pal to the Tv Academy and our Basis, and we’re thrilled that he’ll deliver his distinctive comedic perspective to the Emmy ceremony and telecast that marks our return to celebrating nominees and presenters reside and in-person.”

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The internet hosting gig on the Emmys additional continues Cedric the Entertainer’s relationship with the community, which not too long ago renewed his “The Neighborhood” for a fourth season. He additionally government produces “The Best #At House Movies” by his A Chook And A Bear Leisure firm.

Nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards can be introduced Tuesday morning. 

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that the present will certainly be reside, however will nonetheless take some precautions relating to the coronavirus pandemic because it returns to the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. For instance, viewers can anticipate a restricted in-person viewers of nominees and their company following the Jimmy Kimmel-led digital present final yr.

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