The stars were out in force for the 2021 Emmy Awards (Picture: Getty; AP)
The Emmys 2021 have officially kicked off as the biggest names in the world of television pulled out all the stops for the welcome return of the live award ceremonies.
After a year and a half of zoom award ceremonies and canceled events due to the ongoing pandemic, celebrities were able to gather together in Los Angeles with a Covid-19 safe red carpet.
As household names came together to celebrate the best of TV, host Cedric The Entertainer led the pack with a vibrant teal suit, while actress Rita Wilson opted for a shimmering black trouser suit.
The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco ensured she turned heads in a striking yellow gown, as she celebrated her first lead actress nomination for The Flight Attendant.
Hollywood royalty Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones oozed glamour as they prepared to see if Douglas would walk away with the gong for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series category for his work on The Kominsky Method.
Wandavision star turned to family for her look as she wore a dress by The Row, designed by her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco was a burst of sunshine on the red carpet (Picture: Rich Fury/Getty Images)
The actress landed her first nomination for her work on The Flight Attendant (Picture: Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones oozed glamour as they posed together (Picture: Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Catherine Zeta-Jones never fails to impress (Picture: Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Billy Porter came to slay at the 2021 Emmy Awards (Picture: AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Billy couldn’t resist striking a fierce pose at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards (Picture: Rich Fury/Getty Images)
The Crown star Josh O’Connor looked suave in a Loewe Tuxedo, while Nailed It! host Nicole Byers was a vision in her ruffled purple gown by Christian Siriano.
Pose star Billy Porter once again wowed in a custom creation, as the likes of Ken Jeong and SNL’s Bowen Yang cut stylish figures.
Elsewhere, RuPaul Drag Race host RuPaul was joined by judge Michelle Visage, season 12 winner Symone, and finalist Gottmik at the event.
Elizabeth Olsen wore a dress designed by her sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Picture: Rich Fury/Getty Images)
black-ish star Yara Shahidi looked regal in a green gown (Picture: Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Kerry Washington wowed in this corseted slip dress (Picture: Rich Fury/Getty Images)
RuPaul Drag Race host RuPaul was joined by judge Michelle Visage, season 12 winner Symone, and finalist Gottmik (Picture: Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Host Cedric the Entertainer ensured he stood out from the crowd (Picture: Rich Fury/Getty Images)
As the red carpet took place in LA, British stars also came together in London with the likes of Olivia Colman and Gillian Anderson making chic appearances.
Their co-stars Emerald Fennell and Emma Corrin also cut stylish figures on the night as they attend the Netflix celebration event.
Rita Wilson was all smiles on the Covid-19 safe red carpet in Los Angeles (Picture: Rich Fury/Getty Images)
The Crown actor Josh O’Connor put on a typically suave display (Picture: Fury/Getty Images)
His cast member Olivia Colman attended an event held in London at the same time (Picture: Reuters/Peter Nicholls)
Gillian Anderson was as chic as ever at the Netflix celebration of the 73rd Emmy Awards in London (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix)
Promising Young Woman director Emerald Fennell was also in attendance (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix)
Emma Corrin opted for a high fashion look on the night (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix)
Last year’s ceremony was aired from an empty Staples Centre in Los Angeles, with host Jimmy Kimmel welcoming viewers to the ‘pandemmys.’
Others appeared live from video feed, with the winners giving their speeches from the comfort of their own homes.
Though only a few programs and stars can walk away with the win, all can agree the past year has been extraordinary for TV, with shows including Bridgerton, WandaVision and Mare of Easttown winning over audiences across the globe.