The 2021 Emmys Are Here! See How Your Favorite Stars Are Getting Ready for TV's Biggest Night

It takes a village — and some serious skincare! — to get red-carpet ready

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It's time for the Emmy Awards!

After a virtual ceremony last year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the annual awards show is back with a limited number of nominees and presenters. And the stars were ready to go GLAM.

Below, see how your favorite stars are getting ready for the big night. And don't forget to tune into watch PEOPLE (the TV show) New York correspondent Jeremy Parsons and PEOPLE Every Day podcast host Janine Rubenstein as they celebrate the best in television ahead of the Emmys.

Parsons and Rubenstein will be interviewing nominees and guests as they arrive on the red carpet and offering commentary –- you won't want to miss this insider view of television's biggest night!

Kaley Cuoco

The Flight Attendant nominee hilariously documented her pamper routine, which included the CurrentBody Skin Dr. Harris Anti-Wrinkle Mask and a glass of champagne, on her Instagram Story. In the photo, celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg can be seen applying body makeup to Cuoco as she lounges on the floor in a towel.

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The singer and presenter teased her Emmys makeup look — soft matte eyeshadow, feathery lashes and a pop of color on the lips — on her Instagram Story.


Mandy Moore

The This Is Us star paid renowned celebrity facialist Iván Pol (A.K.A. The Beauty Sandwich) a visit to get an LED light therapy treatment before walking the red carpet. "Working some magic for the Emmys tomorrow," she captioned an Instagram Story clip on Saturday.

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Gillian Anderson

Nominated tonight for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Anderson prepped with one of Dr. Barbara Sturm's famous facials and a stairwell photoshoot that she documented on her Instagram Story.

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Gillian Anderson: Gillian Anderson/Instagram

Issa Rae

But first: champagne! The Insecure actress sipped what looks to be a Mimosa while getting her hair done. We have yet to see Rae's final glam, but her shimmery purple eyeshadow and dewy skin look very promising. The best part? It's totally affordable! Rae used a $3 e.l.f. eyeshadow palette and a $5 e.l.f. metallic topper to create the disco-inspired look.

"Emmys prep," she captioned the Instagram Story snap.

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The 73rd Emmy Awards will air live on Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS, and will be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live: Emmy Awards 2021 will stream on,, PEOPLE's Youtube, EW's YouTube, PEOPLE and EW's Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as PeopleTV starting at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT on Sunday. You can also watch the livestream above.

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