The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards took place last night at the L.A. Live’s Event Deck and honored the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2020, until May 31, 2021.
Hosted by Cedric The Entertainer, last night’s show opening up with a karaoke rendition of “Just a Friend” by Biz Markie, aided by Rita Wilson, LL Cool J and Lil Dicky.
Netflix’s “The Crown” was the big winner at Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards, bringing home seven wins, the most of any show.
One major highlight of the show was legendary dancer, choreographer, actor, and famed TV director Debbie Allen receiving the 2021 Governor’s Award.
“With tears in her eyes, Allen accepted the 2021 Governors Award, and shared a heartfelt tribute to women and the people that helped her become the “Debbie Allen that can get things done.”
The award was presented by Jada Pinkett Smith, Ava DuVernay, Debbie Allen, Ellen Pompeo, and Michael Douglas.
“It’s taken a lot of courage to be the only woman in the room most of the time,” she said, alluding to the struggles as a female working her way up in Hollywood. Allen also told the showrunners to shut the clock off so she could speak — to which laughter erupted in the crowd.
She gave a nod to women in Texas and Afghanistan, and called on women worldwide to let the “moment resonate.”
“It is time for you to claim your power, claim your voice, say your song, tell your stories,” she said.
Check the full acceptance speech below!
Other highlights included Michaela Cole winning for her writing in “I May Destroy You”!
Check out the full list of winners below
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