Cedric the Entertainer opened the 2021 Emmy Awards with a salute to the late Biz Markie’s conventional monitor “Solely a Buddy” — with some reworked lyrics sprinkled with nods to HBO Max, Sesame Highway, and Black-ish. LL Cool J, Rita Wilson, and rapper/Dave star Lil Dicky joined in for the high-energy effectivity, each contributing a verse that every gently skewered and celebrated television inside the pandemic interval. It was a unfastened start to the night that acquired the gang dancing and swaying at their tables.
Opening the part, the comic and actor emphasised that this 12 months’s ceremony would subvert expectations of being “further subdued, form of like an Emmys Lite.”
“All of us have our favorite reveals from rising up,” the host acknowledged. “My favorite TV memory is sitting with my grandmother, watching our functions collectively. And tonight, it isn’t practically the best of this earlier 12 months — it’s all in regards to the points that we love about television.”
After the night’s first two awards had been doled out, Cedric went solo for a monologue, joking about discovering a “new Jeopardy host” inside the room by the tip of the night, knocking Nicki Minaj for her vaccination claims and proudly claiming that his Pfizer shot was the “Neiman Marcus” of vaccines. (Moderna he acknowledged was Macy’s, he cracked, whereas the J&J shot was further similar to the low value retailer T.J. Maxx.) He moreover paused to rejoice the number of black nominees, shouting out seven-time nominee Anthony Anderson particularly — though noting “it’s nonetheless exhausting out proper right here for a pimp,” supplied that Anderson is up in opposition to Jason Sudeikis, a heavy favorite to win Best Actor in a Comedy for Ted Lasso.
This 12 months’s ceremony incorporates a doc amount of nominations for a model new comedy TV assortment, with Lasso nabbing 20, along with Glorious Comedy Assortment along with noms for performing, writing, directing, sound enhancing, and theme music, amongst others.
The 2021 event follows a 2020 ceremony dominated by Schitt’s Creek, which turned the first current to comb all 4 performing courses in its type, moreover taking home prizes for writing, directing, and Glorious Comedy Assortment.
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