Nigerian actor Yvonne Orji to host the 49th International Emmy Awards

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Nigerian-American actor, Yvonne Orji will host the 49th International Emmy Awards, organizers announced.

Slated for November 22, 2021, the award ceremony will see the Emmy-nominated actor and comedian share the stage with presenters including Vanessa Williams, Aidan Quinn, Tony-nominated actor Brian d’Arcy James, Method Man, Piper Perabo, Emeraude Toubia, Wilson Cruz, Felipe Santana, and Angélica.

Orji’s latest gig comes amid the release of the final season of HBO hit series ‘Insecure’ where she stars alongside Issa Rae as Molly Carter. The comedian cum actor also enjoyed an impressive year with the release of her critically acclaimed stand-up comedy special ‘Momma, I Made It’ which was shot in both Nigeria and the US.

The 49th International Emmy Awards ceremony will take place November 22, 2021 in New York City, and recognizes excellence in television programs produced and aired originally outside the U.S., and non-English language US primetime program between the dates of January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

The nominations were announced on September 23, 2021. There are 44 nominees across 11 categories and spanning a record number of 24 countries. The event which will see both guests and nominees in attendance will follow strict Covid-19 guidelines. The 2021 International Emmys will be carried live on the International Emmy Academy’s website (iemmy.tv) from 7 pm Eastern Time.

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