Emmy Nominations 2021: Fun Facts and Trivia — 'Ted Lasso' Sets Record

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With today's noms set, final voting by members of the Television Academy will run from August 19-30. The Primetime Emmys will air live Sunday, September 19, on CBS and stream on Paramount+. DeadlineEmmy Nominations: ‘The Crown’, ‘The Mandalorian’ Top List; HBO/HBO Max Edges Netflix For Top Spot – Full List Of Nominees

First, what we already know: Netflix’s The Crown and Disney+’s The Mandalorian this year tied for the most nominations (with 24 each), followed by WandaVision (23), The Handmaid’s Tale (21) and Saturday Night Live (21).

Going by outlet, HBO/HBO Max amassed 130 total nods to edge out 2020 champ Netflix’s 129; rounding out the Top 5 are Disney+ (with 71 nominations), NBC (46) and Apple TV+ (34).

Broadcast-TV, which increasingly struggles to garner awards-show kudos, collected its fewest nominations in… well, a while, totalling 96 versus last year’s 121. (And yes, The CW was shut out for the third time in five years.)

And as noted in a separate news story, Pose star Mj Rodriguez is the first trans woman  to be recognized in the Emmys’ lead drama actress category.

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Emmys 2021: Everything to know about TV's big awards show, including when to watch, who's competing

USA TODAY 14 July, 2021 - 03:27pm

TV's biggest night, the Emmy Awards, comes to small screens in a little over two months. Here's what you need to know about the awards show.

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USA TODAY TV Critic Kelly Lawler reveals who got snubbed and why "Emily in Paris" shocked her with the 2021 Primetime Emmy nominations. USA TODAY

TV's biggest night comes to small screens this fall.

Nominations were announced July 13 by father-daughter acting duo Ron Cephas Jones ("This Is Us" and "Lisey's Story") and Jasmine Cephas Jones ("Blindspotting" and "Hamilton").

Apple TV+'s upbeat "Ted Lasso" dethroned Fox's "Glee," becoming the first new show to receive 20 nominations in its inaugural season. HBO's horror drama "Lovecraft Country" received 18 nominations, shortly after it was canceled.

The year's biggest non-scripted moments were also recognized. Oprah Winfrey's CBS sitdown with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle earned a nod for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special, and FX and The New York Times' documentary "Framing Britney Spears" earned two. HBO Max's "Friends" reunion, which brought together all six cast members, is a contender in four categories. 

Here's what else you need to know about the awards show.

The awards ceremony will air Sept. 19 on CBS (8 EDT/5 PDT) and streams live on Paramount+. The show will return to a live format, broadcast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and will include "a limited audience of nominees and their guests," according to an announcement.

Comedian and actor Cedric the Entertainer, who stars on CBS sitcom "The Neighborhood," will emcee. He follows last year's ABC host Jimmy Kimmel, who started a trashcan fire that Jennifer Aniston extinguished. 

Cedric, a first-time host, 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."

“The Mandalorian,” the hit Disney+ series set in the “Star Wars” universe, tied the fourth season of Netflix's British monarchy series “The Crown" with 24 nominations apiece, including best drama.

Both shows were trailed by Disney+'s inaugural Marvel show “WandaVision,” which earned 23 nods,  including best limited series, best actress (Elizabeth Olsen) and best actor (Paul Bettany).  "Lasso," starring Jason Sudeikis as a soccer coach transplanted to London, was the most nominated comedy.

The limited series categories are stacked this year, with Netflix’s “The Queen's Gambit,” HBO’s “I May Destroy You” and “Mare of Easttown” all picking up multiple nominations. (See the list of all the nominees in the major categories.)

HBO and HBO Max picked up the most nominations (130), followed closely by Netflix, with 129.

For all the worthy nominees, there were plenty of surprising omissions. Critically acclaimed and fan-favorite series and actors were left off the list, including Nicole Kidman (HBO's "The Undoing"), Ethan Hawke (Showtime's "The Good Lord Bird") and Renée Elise Goldsberry (Peacock's "Girls5Eva"), to name a few. USA TODAY'S TV critic Kelly Lawler has addressed several more snubs.

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