Actress Cedric Antonio Kyles, better known by his stage name Cedric the Entertainer, will take home the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards as an event that returns to the live show this year. Organized by CBS and Television Academy, the event will take place on September 19, according to a press release.
This will feature Cedric the Entertainer, star of the hit CBS Comedy series “The Neighborhood,” as the master of ceremonies for the event.
“Since I was a little boy gathered next to my grandmother, television has always been my trusted friend, so it’s a huge honor for me to host this year’s Emmy Awards,” Entertainer Cedric said in a statement.
“Throughout the one-year roller coaster we’ve all lived through, television has helped us connect as a society like never before. It has not only entertained us, but as always, helped us open our eyes and educate us, and hopefully have led us to a better understanding of who we are. I look forward to getting on stage to celebrate the great shows and performances that made us laugh, cry, dance and sing last year, ”he added.
In the 2020 edition, Emmy Telecast had the first of the major Hollywood awards ceremonies in a virtual format among the Coronavirus Pandemic.
This year’s TV series will return to the Emmy Awards live event at the Microsoft Theater, with a limited audience of nominees and guests.
Emmy-nominated producers Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart will do executive production and Hamish Hamilton will direct television for Done + Dusted and Hudlin Entertainment production houses.
Over the past year, television has brought people together as a community more than ever, promoting vital information and entertainment at a critical time for viewers, said Jack Sussman, CBS Specials, Music, Live Events and Alternative Programming, executive vice president.
“Now, who better to join a television audience to celebrate the industry’s major achievements than Cedric the Entertainer, the king of comedy,” Sussman added.
Frank Scherma, President and CEO of the Academy, said Animator Cedric has been “a wonderful friend of the Television Academy and our Foundation.”
“… we are delighted that his elected officials and presenters will bring us back to the Emmy ceremony and television that will bring us back to celebrate live and face to face,” Scherma added.
“We are honored that CBS and Television Academy have given us the opportunity to produce our fourth Emmy work and once again celebrate our biggest night of television with live audiences. In Entertainment, ‘said Ian Stewart, executive producer and president of Done + Dusted.
Hudlin said he is very happy to be back in Emmys.
“Last year, I was released by Covid’s restrictions and Done + Dusted’s tremendous talents were different than any other awards show. We don’t intend to repeat ourselves, but we definitely want to try some new ideas at Emmys only. it could be done, ”he added.
The 2021 Emmys will be broadcast on CBS Television Network and will be available to watch Paramount Plus live and on demand.