Nominee Celebrations to Replace Governors Ball Events

The Television Academy announced that the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys® will be live ceremonies presented on the weekend of Sept. 11 and 12 at the Microsoft Theater campus at L.A. LIVE.

Creative Arts Emmys will be awarded to limited live audiences of nominees and guests in multiple shows over two consecutive days to honor and celebrate the talented artists and craftspeople in categories across all genres including reality, variety, documentary, animation, comedy, drama, limited series and movies. Categories for each of the shows will be announced at a later date.

An edited presentation of the 2021 Creative Arts Awards will be broadcast on Saturday, Sept. 18, (8:00 PM ET/PT) on FXX.

Due to ongoing concerns and public health mandates regarding the COVID19 pandemic, the Television Academy will forgo its annual Governors Ball events that have traditionally followed both the Emmys and Creative Arts Emmys. Instead, the Academy will host a series of enhanced Emmy Nominee Celebrations in advance of the Emmys at its NoHo Arts District campus. These intimate-themed gatherings will honor nominees across the numerous peer groups.

As recently announced, the 73rd Emmy Awards will return with a limited live audience and will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. Executive Producers Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart and Director Hamish Hamilton have been selected to helm the show for production companies Done+Dusted and Hudlin Entertainment. The Emmys will be broadcast on Sunday, Sept. 19, (8:00-11:00 PM, Live ET/5:00-8:00 PM, Live PT) on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

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