Cedric the Entertainer hosts the 73rd Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 19, in Los Angeles.
Cedric the Entertainer hosts the 73rd Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 19, in Los Angeles. (Cliff Lipson/CBS/Getty Images)

First off, Cedric the Entertainer should host the Emmys every year. Heck, I nominate him right now to host the Oscars. He was just the right bit of funny, snarky and the skits were smart. I think it’s safe to say that the opening number put us all in a good mood.

Now, although the show felt an hour too long — most of us have leaned on television during the Covid-19 pandemic. So it feels like this year especially, we’ve all seen pretty much everything that’s nominated. At least I do!

The two shows that took home the most awards over the past two weekends were “Ted Lasso,” which won seven, and “The Crown,” who won 11. If you aren’t watching those, you need to start binging. When it comes to one of the most coveted categories, outstanding limited series, the award went to one of my favorite shows, “The Queens Gambit.”

It was a big night for Netflix who took home a total of 44 Emmys, tying an all-time record for a single year, according to CNN’s Brian Lowry.

Also, major props to RuPaul Charles, who made Emmy history by becoming the most-awarded person of color in the show’s history with 11 wins.