Here's How To Watch The 2021 Emmy Awards

The 2021 Emmy Awards are gearing up to celebrate television and all the shows that viewers have binge-watched across the COVID-19 pandemic. The 73rd annual Emmy Awards are scheduled to air Sunday, September at 8 pm EST, and hosting the big event is actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer.

"I definitely want the stars to come out and have fun," the comedian told The New York Times. "There is a desire for that — people just want to experience a night out, done as safely as possible." Safety is top priority for the 2021 Emmys, where TV's biggest stars are expected to make an in-person return to the award show, despite the ongoing pandemic. As for the audience at home, the goal is to make the show as engaging as possible. "The attitude you've got to take with anything these days is that people have unlimited choices for what to do with their time," the actor told The Hollywood Reporter. "So if you do turn on the Emmys, I have to make it so that you're not going to want to change the channel."

Superfans of Netflix's "The Crown" and Disney+'s "The Mandalorian" will surely want to keep their eyes on the Emmys, as the two series lead in Emmy nominations with a whopping total of 24. So how can the binge-watching TV lovers tune in? Read on for all the details.

The 2021 Emmy Awards is available for streaming

Those looking to catch all the wins and loses at the 73rd annual Emmy Awards may be disappointed to hear the awards have already begun, with some "Saturday Night Live" favorites taking home wins before the 2021 Emmys begin.

Maya Rudolph and Dave Chappelle have both taken home Emmys for Guest Actress and Guest Actor respectively for their appearances on "SNL." The show itself went home with a pre-Emmy win for Directing for a Variety Series, per The New York Times. Legendary singer Dolly Parton took home an Emmy for Best Television Movie for her Netflix special, "Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square."

Despite the awards already dished out, fans can tune into the 2021 Emmy Awards on CBS and stream them on Paramount+ to see whether or not history will be made. "Pose" actor Mj Rodriguez could come on top with a win for Lead Drama Actress and become the first transgender performer to do so, per NBC News. Bowen Yang, the first Chinese American cast member on "SNL" could also make history if the comedian takes home the win for Supporting Comedy Actor. "Friends" actor Courtney Cox could reach her own milestone, as the actor is nominated for her first Emmy thanks to HBO's "Friends: The Reunion." Unfortunately for Cox, one of her "Friends" won't be in attendance for the possible win.

Jennifer Aniston says she's not going to the Emmys despite nomination

In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, actor Jennifer Aniston revealed she won't be attending the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards despite being nominated for her possible seventh Emmy award. "No, I will not be going," said the "Friends" actor. Aniston and the rest of the cast of NBC's iconic series, "Friends" were nominated for four categories nearly 17 years after going off the air thanks to their highly-anticipated reunion special. "I think Ben Winston, our producer and director, [who's] incredible, who put the whole thing together [will go]."

So what's Aniston's reasoning? COVID-19. "This is a big step for me to just be here," admitted "The Morning Show" actor, who has been avoiding big-scale events since the start of the pandemic. "I'm just [taking] baby steps." Aniston clearly takes the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, as the actor revealed to InStyle she can't stay friends with those who are unvaccinated. "I've just lost a few people in my weekly routine who have refused or did not disclose [whether or not they had been vaccinated], and it was unfortunate," said Aniston. "I feel it's your moral and professional obligation to inform."