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Emmys 2021 as it happened: Emmy Awards winners, major moments and more

We're blogging the big wins, buzzy speeches and memorable moments from the awards show.
Illustration of photos from: Ted Lasso, Lovecraft Country, The Crown, Pose and Saturday Night Live
Chelsea Stahl / NBC News

"The Crown," "Ted Lasso" and "The Queen's Gambit" were the big winners at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, which stretched across more than four hours of live television and largely shied away from the political barbs and ripped-from-the-headlines one-liners that have defined award shows in recent years. The night was also notable for the lack of any performers of color among the winners in the 12 acting categories.

Catch up on the night's most memorable moments below.

559d ago / 5:08 AM UTC
559d ago / 3:13 AM UTC

The last award of the night goes to 'The Queen's Gambit'

559d ago / 3:05 AM UTC

'Ted Lasso' triumphs

559d ago / 3:05 AM UTC

Hamilton wins outstanding pre-recorded variety special

559d ago / 3:05 AM UTC

In Memoriam segment honors Larry King, Michael K. Williams

559d ago / 3:02 AM UTC

Conan O'Brien loses Emmy, gains most screen time at awards

559d ago / 2:57 AM UTC

Stephen Colbert wins first Emmy since 2014

559d ago / 2:50 AM UTC

Not a single nonwhite performer among acting award winners

559d ago / 2:43 AM UTC

Celebrities react to Michaela Coel's win

559d ago / 2:43 AM UTC

Josh O'Connor — Charles on 'The Crown' — wins drama actor prize

559d ago / 2:41 AM UTC

Olivia Colman wins best lead actress in a drama for "The Crown"

559d ago / 2:38 AM UTC

And the winners are...

559d ago / 2:31 AM UTC

Ewan McGregor honored for lead role in 'Halston'

559d ago / 2:28 AM UTC

Kate Winslet picks up lead actress Emmy for 'Mare of Easttown'

559d ago / 2:26 AM UTC

Michaela Coel receives Emmy and standing ovation

559d ago / 2:15 AM UTC

How to play the Queen's Gambit

559d ago / 2:13 AM UTC

With his 11th win, RuPaul becomes most-awarded Black artist in Emmys history


559d ago / 2:12 AM UTC

Debbie Allen shows her patented grace in accepting Governor's Award

559d ago / 2:08 AM UTC

Lasso and Lorne

559d ago / 2:07 AM UTC

Who has won so far?

559d ago / 1:47 AM UTC

The internet is living for Jean Smart's win

559d ago / 1:47 AM UTC

Jason Sudeikis takes comedy actor prize for 'Ted Lasso'

559d ago / 1:42 AM UTC

Jean Smart scores an Emmy for 'Hacks'

559d ago / 1:32 AM UTC


559d ago / 1:31 AM UTC

Cast of 'Schitt's Creek' steals show with teleprompter glitch

559d ago / 1:26 AM UTC

'Hacks' cuts into the 'Ted Lasso' winning streak

559d ago / 1:25 AM UTC

See the full list of winners

560d ago / 1:15 AM UTC

Shout-out to Reggie Watts, tonight's DJ

560d ago / 1:13 AM UTC

'Saturday Night Live' extends its winning streak

560d ago / 1:12 AM UTC

John Oliver honors Conan O'Brien, Norm Macdonald

560d ago / 1:06 AM UTC

'The Crown' takes home four Emmys already

560d ago / 12:58 AM UTC

Ravens give a nod to Michael K. Williams, too

560d ago / 12:58 AM UTC

Cast and crew of 'The Crown' participate in Emmy Awards from London deep into the morning

560d ago / 12:54 AM UTC

Kerry Washington celebrates the late Michael K. Williams

560d ago / 12:52 AM UTC

Stephen Colbert riffs on California recall

560d ago / 12:40 AM UTC

'Mare of Easttown' snags two awards in a row

560d ago / 12:32 AM UTC

'Ted Lasso' has the momentum

560d ago / 12:19 AM UTC

Seth Rogen pokes fun at lack of social distancing during Covid-era Emmy Awards

560d ago / 12:17 AM UTC

Streaming the Emmys? You might want to avoid Twitter

560d ago / 12:17 AM UTC

Ted Lasso takes home first two awards of the night


560d ago / 12:07 AM UTC

Cedric the Entertainer pays tribute to the late Biz Markie in intro

560d ago / 12:05 AM UTC

Dolly Parton will take the stage as one of the last Emmy presenters of the evening

560d ago / 11:56 PM UTC

Bowen Yang sashays down the runway in silver metallic pumps

560d ago / 11:36 PM UTC

'Ted Lasso' needs a perfect night to tie 'Schitt's Creek'

560d ago / 11:31 PM UTC

Elizabeth Olsen's outfit designed by older sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley

560d ago / 11:22 PM UTC

Tracking the best-dressed stars from TV's big night

560d ago / 11:17 PM UTC

Cedric the Entertainer wants to liven things up

560d ago / 11:16 PM UTC

Too much red carpet?

560d ago / 11:11 PM UTC

Oscars, Grammys ratings tanked. Are the Emmys next?

560d ago / 10:20 PM UTC

Covid protocols are in place for tonight's show

560d ago / 10:16 PM UTC

How to watch this year's Emmy Awards

560d ago / 10:13 PM UTC

The Emmys could see two historic wins tonight