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Emmy Awards Host Cedric the Entertainer and the show’s producers promise it will be a celebration for all. But for some it can be too rewarding, even historical.

This includes the Netflix drama “The Crown” and Apple TV+ Comedy “Ted Lasso.” each is Sunday is considered the foremost for top series honors in their respective categories, and their cast received armloads of nominations.

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The show will benefit more. Wins in both the Best Drama and Comedy Series categories will mark a first for the streaming services and cement their growing dominance, much to the dismay of the contestants.

But the TV industry overall, including the broadcast network, which still airs the popular show but is largely eclipsed at the Emmys, will be honored, which is in charge of the program airing at 8 p.m. EDT on CBS.

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“Sometimes, programs that might be called ‘niche’ kick off with awards and a lot of people…. going, ‘What the hell that?'” with Reginald Hudlin executive producer of the ceremony Ian Stewart said. “So we’re really looking into that, and bring in the big stars that everyone knows and loves.”

Ellen Pompeo of “Grey’s Anatomy,” Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”), and LL Cool J (“NCIS: Los Angeles”) are among the presenters.

the creator’ The ultimate goal is a ceremony that is upbeat and acknowledges how much the importance of TV has grown during the pandemic. And its lockdown.

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“When we first sat down with Cedric, we all quickly agreed on the idea of ​​the celebration,” Hudlin said. “The fact is, television is probably the best ever… and boy, do we ever need it.”

It’s got us through “some really tough times,” Hudlin said.

“We’re going to have a good time,” Cedric said. He’s been bingeing on recent and old seasons of the eponymous show — retro-watching, as he dubbed the latter — to make sure he was ready with equal-opportunity.

top nominee British royal drama “The Crown” and the Star Wars-universe derivative “The Mandalorian”, which each received a leading 24 nominations.

On the comedy side, the feel-good comedy “Ted Lasso” is competing with “Black-ish”; “Cobra Kai”; “Emily in Paris”; “Hacks”; “the flight attendant”; “The Kominsky Method” and “PEN15.”

Other drama series contenders include past winners “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Lovecraft Country”, which were canceled after one season, but were replaced by cast members Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett, Aunjaneu Ellis and The Handmaid’s Tale. The late Michael K. Williams, who died on 6 September.

They are part of a diverse field of nominees. Of the 96 acts for drama, comedy and mini-series, about 44% – a total of 42 nominations – went to people of color. Their increase reflects a change in the US population, with the number of people white shrinking for the first time in census history.