The Crown tied with The Mandalorian for the most Emmy nominations Tuesday with 24 apiece, but the Marvel universe also got bragging rights with runner-up WandaVision.
The nominations reinforced the rapid rise of streaming, with the top-nominated scripted shows on services that largely emerged in the past two years. In the top three categories – drama, comedy and limited series – only the NBC show This Is Us snagged a nomination.
Netflix´s The Crown received its fourth nomination for best series, and is likely the streaming service’s best chance to win its first-ever top series trophy. The British royal drama moved closer to contemporary events with its version of the courtship and rocky marriage of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer, played by Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin.
Feeling the force: The Mandalorian tied for the most Primetime Emmy nominations which were announced on Tuesday with 24
Reigning supreme: The Crown also earned 24 Emmy nominations this year. Pictured L-R: Duchess of Gloucester (Penny Downie), Queen Mother (Marion Bailey), Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor), Mountbatten (Charles Dance), Queen Elizabeth II (Olivia Colman), Prince Philip (Tobias Menzies), Princess Margaret (Helena Bonham-Carter), Princess Anne (Erin Doherty), Duchess of Gloucester (Penny Downie), Princess Diana (Emma Corrin)
Ted Lasso and The Flight Attendant were among the best comedy series nominees. Mare of Easttown and I May Destroy You will compete in the best limited series field against top nominee WandaVision.
The list of nominees was announced by Ron Cephas Jones, 64, from the series This Is Us and his daughter Jasmine Cephas Jones, 31, of Hamilton fame, as well as Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma.
The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and will take place at the Microsoft Theatre in LA on September 10.
Timehopping: WandaVision led all limited series in nominations with 23 including top honor outstanding limited or anthology series. The series is up against: The Queen’s Gambit, I May Destroy You, Mare of Easttown, and The Underground Railroad
On top: Meanwhile it was Ted Lasso leading the way in the comedy categories as the AppleTV+ series racked up a very impressive 20 nominations including top honor best comedy series
Top nominees The Crown and Mandalorian will duke it out for the biggest honor of the night as they are each nominated for outstanding drama series against: The Boys, Bridgerton, The Handmaid’s Tale, Lovecraft Country, Pose, and This Is Us.
The Crown also has prominence when it comes to the top acting nominations of the night as Josh O’Connor earned a recognition in the lead actor in a drama category while Olivia Colman and Emma Corrin will duke it out for lead actress in a drama.
Facing Colman and Corrin in the top actress category will be: Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid´s Tale; Uzo Aduba for In Treatment, Mj Rodriguez for Pose, and Jurnee Smollett for Lovecraft Country.
Big announcement: Ron Cephas Jones and his daughter Jasmine Cephas Jones revealed the Emmy nominations on Tuesday morning
O’Connor faces stiff competition in the best actor category as he is up against: Sterling K. Brown for This Is Us, Jonathan Majors for Lovecraft Country, Regé-Jean Page for Bridgerton, Billy Porter for Pose, and Matthew Rhys for Perry Mason.
Though The Mandalorian did not have any nominations announced on the livestream Tuesday morning they did receive several in other acting categories including Timothy Olyphant and Carl Weathers in the guest actor drama nods, and Giancarlo Esposito in the best supporting actor in a drama series category. Lead actor Pedro Pascal did not receive an individual nomination.
Bridgerton was also one of the most recognized series as the Netflix series received 12 nominations including the aforementioned outstanding drama series and outstanding lead actor in a drama (Page) nods.
Interesting: Olivia Colman will be matched up against The Crown co-star Emma Corrin in the lead actress in a drama category along with Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid´s Tale; Uzo Aduba for In Treatment, Mj Rodriguez for Pose, and Jurnee Smollett for Lovecraft Country
Setting the bar high: Though The Mandalorian did not have any nominations announced on the livestream Tuesday morning they did receive several in other acting categories including Timothy Olyphant and Carl Weathers in the guest actor drama nods, and Giancarlo Esposito in the best supporting actor in a drama series category. Lead actor Pedro Pascal (pictured) did not receive an individual nomination
Exit: Bridgerton was also one of the most recognized series as the Netflix series received 12 nominations including the aforementioned outstanding drama series and outstanding lead actor in a drama (Regé-Jean Page – pictured left) nods
Meanwhile it was Ted Lasso leading the way in the comedy categories as the AppleTV+ series racked up a very impressive 20 nominations including top honor best comedy series.
The show about a small-time football coach hired to coach a professional soccer team will face tough competition including: black-ish, Cobra Kai, Emily in Paris, The Flight Attendant, Hacks, The Kominsky Method, and PEN15.
Jason Sudeikis – who plays the titular character – also received a nomination in the best actor in a comedy series category as he will face: Anthony Anderson for black-ish, Michael Douglas for The Kominsky Method, William H. Macy for Shameless, and Kenan Thompson for Kenan.
Kaley Cuoco earned her first ever nomination for The Flight Attendant as she will be up against Aidy Bryant for Shrill, Jean Smart for Hacks, Tracee Ellis Ross for black-ish, and Allison Janney for Mom in the coveted best actress in a comedy series category.
Goal! Jason Sudeikis – who plays the titular character – also received a nomination in the best actor in a comedy series category as he will face: Anthony Anderson for black-ish, Michael Douglas for The Kominsky Method, William H. Macy for Shameless, and Kenan Thompson for Kenan
Fear does not exist in this dojo, does it? Cobra Kai will face off against Ted Lasso in the outstanding comedy series category
Blonde ambition: Kaley Cuoco earned her first ever nomination for The Flight Attendant as she will be up against Aidy Bryant, ‘Shrill’; Jean Smart, ‘Hacks’; Tracee Ellis Ross, ‘black-ish’; and Allison Janney, ‘Mom’ in the coveted best actress in a comedy series category
THE 73RD ANNUAL EMMY NOMINATIONS FOR 2021
The Boys (Amazon)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Lovecraft Country (HBO)
The Mandalorian (Disney+)
This Is Us (NBC)
Bridgerton was nominated for Best Drama Series
Cobra Kai (Netflix)
Emily in Paris (Netflix)
Hacks (HBO Max)
The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
The Kominsky Method was on the list for Best Comedy Series
Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Nailed It! (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)
Jean Smart was recognized for Hacks
Lead Actress, Comedy
Aidy Bryant (Shrill)
Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant)
Allison Janney (Mom)
Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish)
Jean Smart (Hacks)
Lead Actor, Comedy
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)
Kenan Thompson (Kenan)
Lead Actor, Limited Series, Movie or Anthology
Paul Bettany (WandaVision)
Hugh Grant (The Undoing)
Ewan McGregor (Halston)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton)
Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton)
Kate Winslet was recognized for her work in Mare Of Easttown
Lead Actress, Limited Series, Movie or Anthology
Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You)
Cynthia Erivo (Genius: Aretha)
Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision)
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit)
Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown)
I May Destroy You (HBO)
Mare of Easttown (HBO)
The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
The Underground Railroad (Amazon)
WandaVision landed in Limited Series
Lead Actress, Drama
Uzo Aduba (In Treatment)
Olivia Colman (The Crown)
Emma Corrin (The Crown)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Mj Rodriguez (Pose)
Jurnee Smollett (Lovecraft Country)
Lead Actor, Drama
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country)
Josh O’Connor (The Crown)
Rege-Jean Page (Bridgerton)
Billy Porter (Pose)
Matthew Rhys (Perry Mason)
Sterling K. Brown was nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama
Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square
Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian)
O-T Fagbenie (The Handmaid’s Tale)
John Lithgow (Perry Mason)
Tobias Menzies (The Crown)
Max Minghella (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Chris Sullivan (This Is Us)
Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Michael K. Williams (Lovecraft Country)
Gillian Anderson in The Crown for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Gillian Anderson (The Crown)
Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown)
Madeline Brewer (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Aunjanue Ellis (Lovecraft Country)
Emerald Fennell (The Crown)
Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Carl Clemons-Hopkins (Hacks)
Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso)
Brendan Hunt (Ted Lasso)
Nick Mohammed (Ted Lasso)
Paul Reiser (The Kominsky Method)
Jeremy Swift (Ted Lasso)
Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live)
Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live)
Aidy Bryant was given nods for Shrill and Saturday Night Live
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live)
Hannah Einbinder (Hacks)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
Rosie Perez (The Flight Attendant)
Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live)
Juno Temple (Ted Lasso)
Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso)
Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Thomas Brodie Sangster (The Queen’s Gambit)
Daveed Diggs (Hamilton)
Paapa Essiedu (May Destroy You)
Jonathan Groff (Hamilton)
Evan Peters (Mare Of Easttown)
Anthony Ramos (Hamilton)
Kate McKinnon was on the list for her work on Saturday Night Live
Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton)
Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision)
Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit)
Julianne Nicholson (Mare Of Easttown)
Jean Smart (Mare Of Easttown)
Phillipa Soo (Hamilton)
WandaVision led all limited series in nominations with 23 including top honor outstanding limited or anthology series. The Disney+ series is up against: The Queen’s Gambit, I May Destroy You, Mare of Easttown, and The Underground Railroad.
Elizabeth Olsen is nominated for lead actress in the category for her role as Wanda Maximoff while Paul Bettany earned a best actor nomination for playing her on-screen husband named Vision.
Olsen will face heavy competition including Michaela Coel for I May Destroy You, Cynthia Erivo for Genius: Aretha, Anya Taylor-Joy for The Queen’s Gambit, and Kate Winslet for Mare of Easttown.
Old school cool: Elizabeth Olsen is nominated for lead actress in the category for her role as Wanda Maximoff while Paul Bettany earned a best actor nomination for playing her on-screen husband named Vision
Bettany will take on Hugh Grant for The Undoing, Ewan McGregor for Halston, Lin-Manuel Miranda for Hamilton,
and Leslie Odom, Jr. also for Hamilton.
The nominees for outstanding variety talk series are: Conan, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
‘These nominations represent the work done in television through the most challenging year I can think of,’ TV academy chief executive Frank Scherma said before the first nominees were announced.
Hit shows: Mare of Easttown and The Undoing were both nominated for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
‘While many of us in our medium worked remotely throughout the last 18 months, I have to say it feels so good to be getting back on a set. Making great television is a collaborative group effort where the sum equals more than the parts, and I can´t tell you how much I´ve missed it.’
There were also several notable snubs including Nicole Kidman for The Undoing, Mandy Moore for This Is Us, and the aforementioned Pedro Pascal for The Mandalorian.
The Primetime Emmy Award is given out by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in primetime television programming.
The show will be returning to their usual home of the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles.
The star-studded gala show will feature a limited in-person audience of nominees and their guests after last year’s event was a hybrid virtual affair.
There will also be a red carpet for the attendees.
Honoured: Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You will compete in the best limited series field
The executive producers of last year’s show, Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart, and director Hamish Hamilton are all set to return with Done + Dusted and Hudlin Entertainment producing.
On Monday Cedric – real name Cedric Antonio Kyles – recorded a video of himself receiving the news that he would be host.
He received an envelope like the one used at the show to announce the winners which read: ‘The Emmy’s host is Cedric The Entertainer.’ Cedric excitedly yelled the news before excitedly running off to tell his wife the happy news in the video posted by the CBS Twitter account.
He said in a statement: ‘Since I was a little boy huddled up next to my grandmother, television has always been my reliable friend, so it is an enormous honor for me to host this year’s Emmy Awards.
‘Throughout the roller-coaster of a year that we have all lived through, television has helped us stay connected as a society like never before.’
Cedric goes on to talk about how television has helped us grow as a society. He continued: ‘It not only entertained us, but as it always has, it helped to open our eyes, educate us, and hopefully brought about a better understanding of who we are as a people. I can’t wait to take the stage to celebrate all of the great shows and performances that made us laugh, cry, dance and sing over the past year.’
Last year’s nominations included a record number of 35 Black nominees among the 102 up for lead, supporting and guest performances in drama, comedy and limited series or TV movie.
With a statistic of 34% of nominees being Black, the numbers were an improvement on the 2018 record of just under 28% of Black actors.
The ceremony will take place on September 10 following last year’s event which was held virtually in line with coronavirus safety and guidelines.
‘Special delivery’: Cedric – real name Cedric Antonio Kyles – recorded a fun video of himself receiving the news. He received an envelope like the one used at the show to announce the winners which read: ‘The Emmy’s host is Cedric The Entertainer’