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Mediacorp will livestream the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on meWATCH and Mediacorp Entertainment on YouTube on Sept 20 (Mon), 7am (SGT), starting with the red carpet arrivals, followed by the main show at 8am. There’s a delayed encore telecast on Channel 5 the same night.

Unlike last year’s virtual show, this year’s Emmys — with Cedric the Entertainer hosting — is an in-person ceremony. But in light of the surge of the Delta variant, the show is limited to around 600 attendees, so each production nominated only receives a few invites. The open-air event will take place in a high-end tent on the LA Live deck, next to the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

Netflix’s royal family soap opera The Crown received the most number of nominations this yer with 129, while Disney+’s Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian has 71. Other top nominees include WandaVision (23), The Handmaid’s Tale (21) and Ted Lasso (20).  Click here for the complete list of nominations.

Speaking to USA Today, Cedric — whose full name is Cedric Antonio Kyles — hopes to inject a “celebratory” tone to the Emmys, a night to honour how “TV got us all the way through [the pandemic] with most of us being stuck at home.”

As the host, he will keep his jokes clean and fun. He added, “We’ve all been through a lot the past few years. So the idea of cynicism and mean-spirited jokes is not going to be what the vibe is at all.”

At the time of writing, the presenters confirmed include Michael Douglas, Awkwafina, Jada Pinkett Smith, LL Cool J, Ellen Pompeo and Dolly Parton. 

Quick recap: The Emmys will be livestreamed on meWATCH and Mediacorp Entertainment on YouTube on Monday (Sept  20), 7am(SGT), starting with the Red Carpet coverage (same-day encore on Channel 5 at 6pm), followed by the main show at 8am (same-day encore on Channel 5, 10.35pm).

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