Emmys 2021: Get a behind-the-scenes look as Cedric the Entertainer and crew get ready

A palm tree and Emmy Awards statue
The Emmy Award statue at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences campus in Los Angeles during a behind-the-scenes reveal of television’s biggest night on Wednesday morning. The in-person 73rd Emmy Awards will be broadcast this Sunday on CBS.
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Host of the upcoming 73rd Emmy Awards Cedric the Entertainer, executive producers Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart.
Emmys host Cedric the Entertainer, from left, and executive producers Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart with a preview of the stage that will be used during the show behind them.
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Cedric the Entertainer will host the 73rd Emmy Awards.
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Host of the upcoming 73rd Emmy Awards Cedric the Entertainer, executive producers Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart.
Emmys host Cedric the Entertainer, from left, and executive producers Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart offer a sneak peek at the big show. The producers explained COVID precautions for attendees.

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73rd Emmy Awards executive producer Ian Stewart holds a bottle of Sterling Vineyards wine.
73rd Emmy Awards executive producer Ian Stewart holds a bottle of Sterling Vineyards wine customized with his name.
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Chef Sherry Yard prepares baked Alaska.
Chef Sherry Yard prepares basked Alaska to be served to guests.


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Lauren Kopit, winemaker at Sterling Vineyards, pours their Iridium Cabernet Sauvignon.
Lauren Kopit, winemaker at Sterling Vineyards, pours their Iridium Cabernet Sauvignon, which is the official wine of the 2021 Emmys season.
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Emmys host Cedric the Entertainer with executive producers Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart.
Emmys host Cedric the Entertainer, from left, and executive producers Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart preview Sunday’s awards show on Wednesday morning.
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