There will be a few surprises in store for Emmy viewers when Cedric the Entertainer takes the stage to host the ceremony in 2021. The 57-year-old Neighborhood alum is all set to host the 2021 Emmy Awards for the first time. His reputation proceeds him and if he’s hosting which he is then there’s a high chance we’re going to see something that will make the evening of September 2021 memorable.
Cedric mentioned in a statement “Since I was a little boy huddled up next to my grandmother, television has always been my reliable friend, so it is an enormous honor for me to host this year’s Emmy Awards,” He continued “Throughout the roller-coaster of a year that we have all lived through, television has helped us stay connected as a society like never before. It not only entertained us, but as it always has, it helped to open our eyes, educate us, and hopefully bring about a better understanding of who we are as a people. I can’t wait to take the stage to celebrate all of the great shows and performances that made us laugh, cry, dance, and sing over the past year.”
Taking to Gram, the 57-year old comedian and actor responded to the news and posted a video. He captioned the video “WORD!!! You’re looking at the Host of the 2021 Emmys.. I wonder if #flofromprogressive gonna be there? This about to” with three fire emojis.
The early hours of Tuesday morning saw the nominations of the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards. In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the 2020 Emmy broadcast was one of the many prominent awards shows in the industry to shift to a virtual format.
Last year’s Primetime Emmys were hosted by renowned talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and staged at the Staples Center with zero crowds and with the majority of awardees and hosts engaging virtually. Emmys will be handed out again at Los Angeles’s Microsoft Theatre. Unlike every year the award show will feature only a handful of nominees and their plus one. The 2021 Emmy Award will be helmed by Hamish Hamilton with Ian Stewart and Reginald Hudlin as telecast producers. Hudlin has expressed his excitement over his return to the Emmys.
“Last year, the restrictions of Covid freed me to do a show that was different than any other award show. We don’t plan on repeating ourselves, but we certainly want to try some new ideas that could only be done on the Emmys,” Cedric told in a statement.
Emmy is just a few hours away and HBO is a top runner with 130 nominations. My money is on “The Boys”, what’s your pick?