Emmys 2021 live updates: All the winners

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 The 73rd Primetime Emmys Awards ceremony is in its final stages, and the jokes, speeches and musical numbers are pouring in fast. Host Cedric the Entertainer summed up!

 Emmys 2021 live updates: All the winners

Nominations are led by some of the last year's smash-hit shows, such as Ted Lasso, WandaVision, The Queen's Gambit, The Crown and Easttown's Mare. On the acting side of things, a stellar cast of Kate Winslet, Elizabeth Olsen, Michaela Koel, Papa Essidu, Jason Sudeikis and more are up for the awards. Wow, the competition is tough this year.

The award ceremony began at 5 pm. PT/8 PM ET. Be sure to follow along as all the winners are announced.

Read more: Emmy nominees 2021: Complete list of categories | Emmys 2021: How to Watch Online

Best Variety Special (Pre-recorded)

My name is Alexander Hamilton. And there are a million things I haven't done. But just you wait, just you wait...

Bo Burnham: Inside

David Byrne's American Utopia

8:46 - Dave Chappelle

Friend: Reunion

Hamilton - Winner

A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote

Best Variety Special (Live)

Stephen Colbert won.

Celebrating America — An Inauguration Night Special

63rd Annual Grammy Awards

Oscar

Pepsi Super Bowl Lv Starring The Weeknd halftime show

Stephen Colbert's Election Night 2020: Democracy's Last Stand is Building Back America's Great Again Better 2020 - WINNER

it's official! Stephen Colbert's Election Night 2020: Democracy's Last Stand Building Back America Great Again 2020 (@showtime) wins the #Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special (Live)! #Emmys #Emmys 2021 pic.twitter.com/LUP0TwPaVn

— Television Academy (@TelevisionAcad) September 20, 2021

Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Six wins for The Crown. Six! And a first-time Emmy win for Josh O'Connor.

Stirling K. Brown, this is us

Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country

Josh O'Connor, The Crown - WINNER

Reggae-Jean Page, Bridgerton

Billy Porter, Pose

Matthew Rice, Perry Mason

Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series

A kindly first-time Emmy winner, shouting out to her late father and Michaela Coyle with a short but sweet speech. love it. (By the way, this is The Crown's fifth win.)


Uzo Aduba, In Healing

Olivia Colman, The Crown - WINNER

Emma Corinne, The Crown

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale

MJ Rodriguez, pose

Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country


Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Go Ivan!


Paul Bettany, WandaVision

Hugh Grant, The Undoing

Ewan McGregor, Halston - WINNER

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton


Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

She is the Queen of Easttown tonight. Kate Winslet, it was never in doubt. This is her second Emmy win!


Michaela Coyle, I May Destroy You

Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha

Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision

Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen's Gambit

Kate Winslet, Easttown's Mare - WINNER


Best Limited Series/TV Movie Writing

very fit. Great speech too.


Michaela Coyle, "I May Destroy You" - WINNER

Brad Inglesby, "Mare of Easttown"

Scott Frank, "The Queen's Gambit"

Chuck Hayward and Peter Cameron, "WandaVision" (Episode: "The All-New Halloween Spooktacular!")

Jack Schaefer, "WandaVision" (Episode: "Filmed Before Live Studio Audience")

Laura Dooney, "WandaVision" (Episode: "Already On")


Best Limited Series/TV Movie Direction

Yes! First win in The Queen's Gambit. We stain the chess queen.


Thomas Kail, "Hamilton"

Sam Miller and Michaela Coel, "I May Destroy You" (Episode: "Ego Death")

Sam Miller, "I May Destroy You" (Episode: "Eyes I'm Your Eyes")

Craig Zobel, "Mare of Easttown"

Scott Frank, "The Queen's Gambit" - WINNER

Barry Jenkins, "The Underground Railroad"

Matt Shuckman, "WandaVision"


Best Competition Program

Kudos to RuPaul!


The Amazing Race (CBS)

nailed it! (Netflix)

RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1) - WINNER

Top Chef (Bravo)

The Voice (NBC)


Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

It had to be Jason Sudeikis, right? AFC Richmond couldn't be more proud.


Anthony Anderson, Black-isho

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

William H. Massey, Shameless

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso - WINNER

Kenan Thompson, Kenan


Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

He's majestic, he's accomplished, he's gene smart. Take a bow for your fourth Emmy win.


Eddie Bryant, Shrill

Kelly Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Allison Janney, Momo

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-isho

Gene Smart, Hacks -- WINNER


Best Comedy Series Direction

Hacks have two!


James Burroughs, "Be Positive" (Episode: "Pilot")

Susanna Fogel, "The Flight Attendant" (episode: "In the Case of Emergency")

Lucia Aniello, "Hacks" (Episode: "There Ain't No Line") - WINNER

James Widdoes, "Mom" (Episode: "Scooby-Doo Chex and Salisbury Steak")

Zach Braff, "Ted Lasso" (Episode: "Biscuits")

MJ Delaney, "Ted Lasso" (Episode: "The Hope That Kills You")

Declan Looney, "Ted Lasso" (Episode: "Make Rebecca Great Again")


Best Comedy Series Writing

What a theft!


Steve Yokei, "The Flight Attendant" (episode: "In Case of Emergency")

Meredith Scardino, "Girls5Ava"

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