Anthony Anderson officially wants to end his nomination streak at the Emmys.
For the 2021 Emmy Awards, the 51-year-old will receive his seventh nomination for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series. The show “black-ish,” which he stars in, will receive its fourth nomination for outstanding comedy series.
In an interview with People at the TV Academy Reception honoring nominees, Anderson revealed he is starting to get a little impatient when it comes to the Emmys.
“I was ready for the nomination streak to end a long time ago. This is the 7th nomination. 11 total, but yeah I’m done with the nomination part,” Anderson said.
“It’s time for a win. I’ll be honest. It’s time for a win,” he added.
Anderson said if he does receive an award, he will be pleased.
“I’ll probably cry, scream, I might even cuss a little bit. I don’t know. You never know until you’re in that moment,” Anderson said.
“Will I have something prepared? Yes. Will I go off script? Yes. Will I probably lose my mind and lose my place? Yes. Will they probably play music to get me off the stage? Yes,” he added.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Television Academy revealed that the 2021 ceremony would restrict the number of people allowed on the red carpet, specifically production staff.
Vendors and camera crews will have to show proof of vaccination on the premises and will also need to test negative for COVID-19.
“Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of Emmy nominees, guests and media, the number of production personnel and staff must be limited at this year’s 73rd Emmy Awards,” the organization said. The Academy added that “there will be a very limited red carpet for talent arrivals,” with only several media outlets allowed.
The Academy also announced that they have partnered with CBS to create a virtual media center. In the past, there has been on-site media coverage.