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The 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards announced their nominations Tuesday offering shows like "Ted Lasso," "Wandavision" and "The Crown" recognition in a year that was otherwise marred by the coronavirus pandemic.

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced by father-and-daughter actors Ron Cephas Jones from "This Is Us" and Jasmine Cephas Jones from "Blindspotting." The duo was also joined by TV academy chief executive Frank Scherma. 

Both began the broadcast with some playful banter about their respective history-making Emmy nominations last year with Ron jokingly jabbing his daughter for only having one trophy to his two. 

Last year's show was championed as a major win for inclusiveness with a record number of Black nominees  — 35 — among the 102 contenders for lead, supporting and guest performances in drama, comedy and limited series or TV movie.

In its fourth season, the British royal drama "The Crown" 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.

The series tied for the most nominations this year along with Season 2 of the "Star Wars" spinoff series "The Mandalorian" with 24 each.

Ted Lasso," a feel-good comedy about a middling American football coach abruptly imported to England to take over a soccer team, scored a nomination for star Jason Sudeikis.

Meanwhile, Disney+'s breakout hit "Wandavision" scored nominations for its core cast members Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany.  

Ahead of the Emmys broadcast in September, below is the list of 2021 Emmy nominees to help viewers catch up on the best TV of the year:

Big Mouth - The New Me - Netflix

Bob's Burgers - Worms Of In-Rear-Ment - FOX

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal - Plague Of Madness • Adult Swim - Cartoon Network Studios

The Simpsons - The Dad-Feelings Limited - FOX

South Park: The Pandemic Special - Comedy Central

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Kaley Cuoco - The Flight Attendant

Michael Douglas - The Kominsky Method

Michaela Coel - I May destroy you

Anya Taylor-Joy - The Queen's Gambit

Kate Winslet - The Mare of Easttown

Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid’s Tale

Sterling K. Brown - This is Us

Paul Reiser as Martin - The Kominsky Method

Kenan Thompson as Various Characters - Saturday Night Live

Bowen Yang as Various Characters - Saturday Night Live

Brett Goldstein as Roy Kent - Ted Lasso

Brendan Hunt as Coach Beard - Ted Lasso

Nick Mohammed as Nathan Shelley - Ted Lasso

Jeremy Swift as Higgins  - Ted Lasso

Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - The Crown

O-T Fagbenle as Luke - The Handmaid's Tale

Max Minghella as Commander Nick Blaine - The Handmaid's Tale

Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence - The Handmaid's Tale

Michael K. Williams as Montrose Freeman - Lovecraft Country

Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon - The Mandalorian

John Lithgow as E.B. Jonathan - Perry Mason

Chris Sullivan as Toby Damon - This Is Us

Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette / Thomas Jefferson - Hamilton

Jonathan Groff as King George - Hamilton

Anthony Ramos as John Laurens / Philip Hamilton - Hamilton

Paapa Essiedu as Kwame - I May Destroy You

Evan Peters as Detective Colin Zabel - Mare of Easttown

Rosie Perez as Megan Briscoe -The Flight Attendant

Hannah Einbinder as Ava Daniels - Hacks

Aidy Bryant as Various Characters - Saturday Night Live

Kate McKinnon as Various Characters - Saturday Night Live

Cecily Strong as Various Characters -Saturday Night Live

Juno Temple as Keeley Jones -Ted Lasso

Hannah Waddingham as Rebecca Welton -Ted Lasso

Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher -The Crown

Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret -The Crown

Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles -The Crown

Madeline Brewer as Janine - The Handmaid's Tale

Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia -The Handmaid's Tale

Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy Waterford -The Handmaid's Tale

Samira Wiley as Moira -The Handmaid's Tale

Aunjanue Ellis as Hippolyta Freeman - Lovecraft Country

Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler - Hamilton

Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton - Hamilton

Julianne Nicholson as Lori Ross - Mare Of Easttown

Jean Smart as Helen - Mare Of Easttown

Moses Ingram as Jolene - The Queen's Gambit

Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness / Agnes The Nosy Neighbor - Wandavision

Jessica Walter as Malory Archer  - Archer

Maya Rudolph as Connie The Hormone Monstress - Big Mouth

Stacey Abrams as Stacey Abrams - black-ish: Election Special (Part 2)

Julie Andrews as Lady Whistledown - Bridgerton

Tituss Burgess as Cole Tillerman - Central Park

Stanley Tucci as Bitsy Brandenham - Central Park

Seth MacFarlane as Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire - Family Guy

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness - Queer Eye

Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary - Shark Tank

Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons - Top Chef

More categories including technical Emmy nominations can be found here.

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Daily Mail 13 July, 2021 - 11:50am

By Heidi Parker For Dailymail.com

The Emmy Awards nominations were shared on Tuesday with The Crown and The Mandalorian leading.

But there were several big names left off the list for the awards show that will air on September 19 with Cedric The Entertainer as host.

Nicole Kidman was not recognized for her powerful portrayed of a wealthy New Yorker whose life unravels after her husband is accused of murder in the HBO series The Undoing. 

No nod: The Emmy nominations were shared on Tuesday with The Crown and The Mandalorian leading. But there were several big names left off the list for the awards show that will air on September 19 with Cedric The Entertainer as host. Nicole Kidman was not recognized for her powerful portrayed of a wealthy New Yorker who life unravels

Her co-star Hugh Grant, who played her slippery husband who seems to lie through his teeth, was given an Emmy nod in the category Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. 

Kidman did receive an Emmy, however, for her work with Reese Witherspoon on the series Big Little Lies. 

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier with Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan was also left in the cold. 

He got the attention: Her co-star Hugh Grant, who played her slippery husband who seems to lie through his teeth, was given an Emmy nod in the category Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Pedro Pascal from The Mandalorian was left off the list, though the Disney channel drama did land in the Best Drama category as well as several other categories. 

And Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia and Chrissy Metz were ignored for their acting work on This Is Us; Sterling K Brown and Chris Sullivan were singled out.

Phoebe Dynevor was not added to the list for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Daphne Bridgerton in the Netflix series Bridgerton though her co-star Regé-Jean Page was nominated for his part as Simon Basset. 

The limited series Small Axe was also not included on Tuesday.

Tears for Pedro: Pedro Pascal from The Mandalorian was left off the list, though the Disney channel drama did land in the Best Drama category; seen with Baby Yoda

The team: Pedro, second from left, with Creator Jon Favreau (3rd L), President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy (2nd R), executive producer Dave Filoni (C) pose with cast members (L-R) Ming-Na Wen, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and Werner Herzog in 2019

And Master Of None from comedian Aziz Ansari was not given a nod for season three even though it was nominated for the first two seasons.

And Thuso Mbedu was not nominated for her role as the enslaved woman Cora in the Underground Railroad, which is Barry Jenkins' adaptation of Colson Whitehead's novel.

Ethan Hawke was not recognized for portraying abolitionist John Brown in the Showtime miniseries The Good Lord Bird. 

Sorry folks: And Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia and Chrissy Metz were ignored for their acting work on This Is Us; Sterling K Brown and Chris Sullivan were singled out; here Milo and Mandy are flanked by costars

And Ted Danson was overlooked for his work on Mr Mayor. Joseph Fiennes was not singles out for his work on The Handmaid's Tale. Paul Sun-Hyung Lee from The Kim’s Convenience was absent as well. 

Girls5Eva starring Sara Bareilles, Busy Philipps, Paula Pell and Renée Elise Goldsberry from Tina Fey of SNL fame did not get any love.  

And Sarah Paulson was not given any attention for her work on the series Ratched; vet Sharon Stone, in a stunning guest starring role, was left off the list as well. 

Nixed: Phoebe Dynevor was not added to the list for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Daphne Bridgerton in the Netflix series Bridgerton though her co-star Regé-Jean Page was nominated for his role as Simon Basset

It was a big day for HBO and HBO Max that led all networks with 130 nominations, followed by Netflix with 129.

Best drama series contenders include The Crown, and Bridgerton, while 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. 

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 nurse could have used some love: And Sarah Paulson (pictured) was not given any attention for her work on the series Ratched; vet Sharon Stone, in a stunning guest starring role, was left off the list as well

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. 

Outstanding Comedy Series nominees include: Blackish,  Cobra Kai, Emily in Paris, Hacks, The Flight Attendant, The Kominsky Method, Pen15 and Ted Lasso. 

The Emmys nominees for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series include: I May Destroy You, Mare of Easttown, The Queen's Gambit, The Underground Railroad and WandaVision.

The Emmys nominees for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown, Josh O'Connor, Jonathan Majors, Rege-Jean Page, Billy Porter and Matthew Rhys. 

Lead Actress in a Drama Series nominees include: Uzo Aduba, Olivia Colman, Emma Corrin, Elisabeth Moss, MJ Rodriguez and Jurnee Smollett.

Ron Cephas Jones and his daughter Jasmine Cephas Jones announced the Emmy nominations on Tuesday morning 

Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie nominees include: Paul Bettany, Hugh Grant, Ewan McGregor, Lin-Manuel and Miranda Leslie Odom, Jr. 

Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie include: Michaela Coel, Cynthia Erivo, Elizabeth Olsen, Anya Taylor-Joy and Kate Winslet.

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series nominees include: Anthony Anderson, Michael Douglas, William H. Macy, Jason Sudeikis and Kenan Thompson.

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series nominees include: Aidy Bryant, Kaley Cuoco, Allison Janney, Tracee Ellis Ross and Jean Smart. 

Outstanding Competition Program nominees include: The Amazing Race, Nailed It!, RuPaul's Drag Race, Top Chef and The Voice. 

The Outstanding Variety Talk Series nominees include: Conan, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Emmy time! The 73rd Emmy nominations were announced early on Tuesday morning

One of the top series this year: Jason Sudeikis in the Apple TV Plus show Ted Lasso

'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. 

'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.'

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.   

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.  

Hit shows: Mare of Easttown and The Undoing were both nominated for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series 

 Drama Series

Bridgerton was nominated for Best Drama Series

The Kominsky Method was on the list for Best Comedy Series

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Jean Smart was recognized for Hacks

Kenan Thompson (Kenan)  

Kate Winslet was recognized for  her work in Mare Of Easttown

Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You)

  Lead Actress, Drama

Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)

Sterling K. Brown was nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama

Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square

Gillian Anderson in The Crown for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Aidy Bryant was given nods for Shrill and Saturday Night Live

Thomas Brodie Sangster (The Queen’s Gambit)

Kate McKinnon was on the list for her work on Saturday Night Live

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'

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Emmy nominations 2021: See the full list

EW.com 13 July, 2021 - 10:00am

On Tuesday morning, the Emmy-winning father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (#FreeRayshawn) unveiled the nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards.

The Crown and The Mandalorian led the way with a whopping 24 nominations each, with WandaVision, Ted Lasso, and The Handmaid's Tale also coming in strong. And not to be forgotten, just a week after not being renewed for a second season by HBO, Lovecraft Country scared up 18 total nominations.

The Television Academy's Board of Governors recently announced a small but notable rule change for this year's Emmys to be more inclusive of gender-noncomforming individuals: A nominee or winner of any acting category can request they be recognized with the more gender-neutral title "Performer" on their nomination certificate and Emmy statuette, although the categories themselves relating to Actor and Actress won't change.

Check below for an extended list of this year's nominees, with the remaining categories available on the Emmys website.

The Emmys will air Sunday, Sep. 19 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS and be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

Regé-Jean Page, Bridgerton

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Billy Porter, Pose

Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country

Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason

Josh O'Connor, The Crown

Emma Corrin, The Crown

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Uzo Aduba, In Treatment

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale

Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country

Mj Rodriguez, Pose

Michael K. Williams, Lovecraft Country

Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid's Tale

O-T Fagbenle, The Handmaid's Tale

John Lithgow, Perry Mason

Tobias Menzies, The Crown

Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian

Chris Sullivan, This Is Us

Gillian Anderson, The Crown

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

Emerald Fennell, The Crown

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid's Tale

Samira Wiley, The Handmaid's Tale

Madeline Brewer, The Handmaid's Tale

Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

William H. Macy, Shameless

Kenan Thompson, Kenan

Aidy Bryant, Shrill

Jean Smart, Hacks

Allison Janney, Mom

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso

Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso

Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method

Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live

Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live

Rosie Perez, The Flight Attendant

Hannah Einbinder, Hacks

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Juno Temple, Ted Lasso

Paul Bettany, WandaVision

Hugh Grant, The Undoing

Ewan McGregor, Halston

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton

Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen's Gambit

Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision

Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha

Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown

Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown

Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision

Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

Renee Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

Moses Ingram, The Queen's Gambit

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Jonathan Groff, Hamilton

Anthony Ramos, Hamilton

Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen's Gambit

Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown

Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You

Courtney B. Vance, Lovecraft Country

Charles Dance, The Crown

Don Cheadle, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Timothy Olyphant, The Mandalorian

Carl Weathers, The Mandalorian

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid's Tale

Mckenna Grace, The Handmaid's Tale

Claire Foy, The Crown

Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

Sophie Okonedo, Ratched

Chris Rock, Saturday Night Live

Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live

Daniel Kaluuya, Saturday Night Live

Dan Levy, Saturday Night Live

Morgan Freeman, The Kominsky Method

Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live

Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Issa Rae, A Black Lady Sketch Show

Jane Adams, Hacks

Bernadette Peters, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Yvette Nicole Brown, A Black Lady Sketch Show

RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye

Nicole Byer, Nailed It!

Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, and Gail Simmons, Top Chef

Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, and Kevin O'Leary, Shark Tank

Emmy Awards: ‘Bridgerton,’ ‘I May Destroy You,’ ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘WandaVision’ Among Nominees

Hollywood Reporter 13 July, 2021 - 09:00am

'Lovecraft Country' and 'The Queen's Gambit' also were among the nominee, as 'The Crown' and 'The Mandalorian' tied for most noms with 24 apiece.

The 2021 Primetime Emmy Award nominations are a grab bag of surprise trends (lots of genre fare), foregone conclusions (Ted Lasso and I May Destroy You are finally getting their respective dues, a year after airing) and a couple of incredibly competitive races (see: the murderers’ row up for lead actress in a limited series.)

Following a year — say it with me — unlike any other, the relative absence of carryover from the previous Emmy cycle leaves the race wide open for new blood. Most past nominees are absent, and 2020 victors (late comedy Schitt’s Creek and COVID-delayed drama Succession) were both ineligible. So we’re left with dominant nominees driven by prestige (The Crown) and technical feat (The Mandalorian). Both dramas lead all other projects with 24 mentions apiece. Ted Lasso tops the comedies with 20 nominations, followed most closely by HBO Max’s Hacks. In limited series, WandaVision emerged as the most prevailing in the field with a stunning 23 nominations.

Show for show, drama may boast the most eclectic mix of series. Joining expected nominees The Crown and The Mandalorian are Netflix regency drama Bridgerton, 2017 winner The Handmaid’s Tale (truly resurgent with 21 nominations), exiting FX drama Pose, NBC’s still-in-the-mix This Is Us, HBO’s just-canceled Lovecraft Country and, most left field of all, Amazon Studios’ dark superhero satire The Boys. The acting field in drama is naturally very Crown-heavy, with Olivia Colman, Emma Corrin, Josh O’Connor, Gillian Anderson, Helena Bonham Carter, Emerald Fennell, Tobas Menzies, Claire Foy and Charles Dance all making the cut in various categories. First-time nominees in drama include Lovecraft’s Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors and Bridgerton breakout Regé-Jean Page.

The comedy pack is, frankly, almost as weird. Detractors who mocked Emily in Paris’ conspicuous showing at the Golden Globes will likely be somewhat silenced by its appearance in the top comedy race. It joins Ted Lasso, frequent nominee Black-ish, Kaley Cuoco breakout The Flight Attendant, past entrant The Kominsky Method, Hulu darling PEN15, Jean Smart vehicle Hacks and, also out of left field, Karate Kid-verse comedy Cobra Kai. The most impressive showing among actors in this race goes to Ted Lasso, which sees titular star Jason Sudeikis joined by Juno Temple, Hannah Waddingham, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed and Jeremy Swift.

This brings us to truly the most competitive category in the big night. When The Queen’s Gambit dropped on Netflix, seemingly out of the blue, in late 2020, star Anya Taylor-Joy seemed to be a lock for lead actress in a limited series. Then it was announced Coel’s magnum opus would compete in limited series, not comedy. And then Oscar winner Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown) delivered one of the most talked-about series of 2021. Any one of the three could easily dominated in this category — and that’s if it were just the three of them, which it’s not. They’re joined by Cynthia Erivo (Genius: Aretha) and, in a career-defining role, WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen.

Sifting through the rest of the many long documents that the TV Academy sent along with Tuesday morning’s nominations, there’s no shortage of compelling anomalies and feats. Conan O’Brien, who just wrapped his TBS series, scored his first nomination in the variety talk race after a decade out of the Emmy conversation. Saturday Night Live scored 11 nominations in various comedy acting races, stealing a bit of thunder from scripted comedies. Oddly, voters only nominated two series (SNL and A Black Lady Sketch Show) in the main sketch category — despite a few new entrants, like Showtime’s critically favored Ziwe.

In reality, the competition program category stayed the same, year over year, but Top Chef notably saw longtime judge Gail Simmons finally join perennial nominees Tom Colicchio and Padma Lakshmi in the host race. (They will again compete with juggernaut RuPaul, who is going for his sixth consecutive win as host and fourth consecutive win in series for RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Hosted nonfiction series or special also deserves a special shout-out for sheer wackiness. Oprah With Megan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special is now an Emmy nominee, alongside David Letterman’s Netflix interview series, Stanley Tucci’s CNN Italian travelogue, United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell and Vice.

The 73rd Emmy Awards will be broadcast Sunday, Sept. 19, in a live telecast starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. It will air on CBS and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Cedric the Entertainer will host.

A partial list of nominees follows. The full list can be found on the Emmyswebsite.

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Emmy Awards 2021 Live Updates: ‘The Crown’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ Lead the Nominations

The New York Times 13 July, 2021 - 08:04am

Three streaming series led the way, with Netflix’s “The Crown” and the Disney+ Star Wars action drama “The Mandalorian” each notching 24 nominations. The Disney+ Marvel series “WandaVision” had 23 nominations. It was the first time that the top three nominated shows were all from streaming platforms.

HBO, aided by its year-old streaming service, HBO Max, led all networks with 130 nominations. Netflix was right behind with 129 nominations. Next was Disney+, which picked up 71 nominations in just its second year of existence. NBC was in a distant fourth place with 46 nominations.

The contenders in the best drama category are mostly from the streamers. They include the fourth season of “The Crown”; the second season of the “The Mandalorian”; a former best drama winner, Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”; the freshman season of Netflix’s “Bridgerton”; Amazon’s “The Boys”; FX’s “Pose”; HBO’s recently canceled series “Lovecraft Country”; and NBC’s “This Is Us.”

In the comedy category, the Apple TV+ feel-good sports series “Ted Lasso,” starring Jason Sudeikis, scored a nomination, and is the favorite to win the category. It was joined by a pair of HBO Max original series: “The Flight Attendant” and “Hacks.” Kaley Cuoco of “The Flight Attendant” and Jean Smart of “Hacks” were each nominated for best actress in a comedy series. Other nominees in the comedy category included Hulu’s “PEN15” and three Netflix series: “Cobra Kai,” “Emily in Paris” and “The Kominsky Method.”

Only one nominee for best comedy — ABC’s “black-ish” — was from a cable or broadcast network, an all-time low.

Though the streaming services have collected plenty of nominations over the last nine years, big wins have been elusive.

The number of times a streamer has won best drama? That would be one, and it was accomplished four years ago when “The Handmaid’s Tale” took the crown. Number of best comedy winners? Just two. And for best limited series, which has arguably turned into the Emmys’ most exciting category? Zero.

And Netflix — despite investing billions in content over the last few years, and spending plenty of cash on Emmy campaigning — has never won the award in drama, comedy or best limited series, a dry spell that could come to an end this year.

The ceremony will be on Sept. 19 on CBS, and also available on the Paramount+ streaming service.

But it is 0 for 3 in the best drama race, and most of its Emmy wins have been in smaller categories like production design and costumes.

“The Crown” is the heavy favorite this year to finally win best drama for the show’s fourth season, and its cast overwhelmed the acting categories. Seven performers — Josh O’Connor (lead actor in a drama) as Prince Charles, Emma Corrin (lead actress in a drama) as Princess Diana, Olivia Colman (lead actress in a drama) as Queen Elizabeth II, Gillian Anderson (supporting actress in a drama) as Margaret Thatcher, Helena Bonham Carter (supporting actress in a drama) as Princess Margaret, Emerald Fennell (supporting actress in a drama) as Camilla Parker Bowles and Tobias Menzies (supporting actor in a drama) as Prince Philip — landed nominations. This will be their last chance to win Emmys for their roles; the next season of “The Crown” will feature a new cast.

But it’s possible its hot streak could come to an end. HBO’s gritty crime drama “Mare of Easttown” also earned a nomination in the limited series category, as did another HBO series, “I May Destroy You.” Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad” was nominated, and so was “WandaVision.” The HBO whodunit “The Undoing,” starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant, was left off the list.

Best actress in a limited series may be the Emmys’ most-watched race. Kate Winslet (“Mare of Easttown”), Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Queen’s Gambit”), Michaela Coel (“I May Destroy You”), Cynthia Erivo (“Genius: Aretha”) and Elizabeth Olsen (“WandaVision”) all landed nominations in what many award prognosticators believe will be the most competitive category at the Emmys. Ms. Kidman was shut out for “The Undoing,” though Mr. Grant landed a nomination in the best actor race.

Jean Smart landed a second acting nomination in the best supporting actress in a limited series category, for her role as Winslet’s mother in “Mare of Easttown.” Kenan Thompson and Aidy Bryant were also double acting nominees: Thompson earned nods for NBC’s “Kenan” and “Saturday Night Live”; Bryant was honored for Hulu’s “Shrill” and “Saturday Night Live.”

And Mj Rodriguez was nominated for best actress in a drama for the final season of “Pose,” the first time a transgender person has landed a nomination in a lead acting category.

For the first time in at least a decade, the number of television series actually went down in 2020, a trend that has continued through the first half of this year. Submissions for the drama and comedy categories declined by 30 percent this year, said a spokesman for the Television Academy.

Though the show will return to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CBS said that the show will have a “limited audience” of nominees and their guests.

CBS is hoping the Emmys will reverse a troubling trend for awards shows, which have seen record low ratings over the last year. And though last year’s mostly virtual Emmys ceremony was widely praised, the ratings result was the same: Only 6.1 million people watched, a low.

Tuesday’s nomination announcement was virtual, and hosted by a pair of Emmy winning actors: Ron Cephas Jones and his daughter, Jasmine Cephas Jones.

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