After COVID-19 affected the Emmy Awards in 2020, the Television Academy is now prepped for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards.

The event that recognizes achievements in a particular sector of the television industry is announced to be held on September 19, 2021, at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

And unlike last year, where the event was held at the Staples Center with winners giving speeches remotely from their homes, this year's Emmys would be a live event with the biggest names from the television industry in attendance.

But with the deadly virus still sitting over our heads, the Television Academy has released dos and don'ts of health and safety protocols for the live audiences, celebrities, management teams, and in-house crew members.

Limited Invitations

According to Emmys' August 10 update on its website, the committee has limited the number of nominees attending the Creative Arts Emmys on September 11 and 12 as well as the 73rd Emmy Award ceremony on September 19.

It says, "Although invitations have just been mailed out, nominated teams of three or more will now be limited to no more than four tickets per nomination."

The update further requests the nominated teams to coordinate themselves and identify how they allocate their four tickets before filling out the RSVP form.

The Television Academy will also reach out to those nominated teams who have already responded, requesting more than four tickets.

More Socially Distanced Audience Seating

As for the location, the academy has decided to host the ceremonies for the 2021 Emmy Awards, including the Creative Arts, on The Event Deck at Los Angeles, which is directly behind the Microsoft Theater.

In doing that, the management team claims it would utilize an "indoor/outdoor" setting and more socially distanced audience seating arrangements.

Broadcasters, Producers, and Host

Presumably, the most prestigious television award event, the 2021 Emmy Awards, will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, who is best known as the star and executive producer of CBS' hit comedy The Neighborhood.

"Since I was a little boy huddled up next to my grandmother, television has always been my reliable friend, so it is an enormous honor for me to host this year's Emmy Awards," the first-time host said in a public statement.

In addition, Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart, Emmy Award-nominated producers, will executive produce the event, while Hamish Hamilton will direct the broadcast for production companies Done+Dusted and Hudlin Entertainment.

"We are honored that CBS and the Television Academy have given us the opportunity to produce our fourth Emmys running and, once again, celebrate television's biggest night with a live audience," Stewart said. 

Hudlin also added, "Last year, the restrictions of Covid freed me and the awesome talents at Done+ Dusted to do a show that was different than any other award show. We don't plan on repeating ourselves, but we certainly want to try some new ideas that could only be done on the Emmys."

The live event is slated to air on the CBS Television Network from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm in Eastern time and from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Pacific time. The show will also be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.