Emmy nominations 2021: TV Academy got it (mostly) right this year


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By Michael Starr

July 13, 2021 | 3:10pm | Updated July 13, 2021 | 5:37pm

The Television Academy pulled a rarity this year: They got the Emmys nominations right.

Well, mostly — and, let’s face it, even that doesn’t happen very often.

The Tuesday morning nominations were announced, virtually, by father-daughter Emmy winners Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (“#FreeRayshawn”), with Ron in New York and Jasmine in LA. They started with the usual scripted banter, punctuated by awkward secondslong delays, and Jasmine stumbled over the name of “Ted Lasso” nominee Jason Sudeikis. It happens. And, those glitches aside, it was a big improvement on last year’s over-the-top nom announcements, presented (loudly) by Leslie Jones.

But all eyes were on the nominees this time, and those who deserved to be singled out were recognized for their efforts, among them Sudeikis for the heartwarming “Ted Lasso,” Jean Smart for her career-renaissance role in “Hacks,” Anya Taylor-Joy for “The Queen’s Gambit” and Kate Winslet for “Mare of Easttown,” plus the talents behind Amazon’s wickedly smart “The Boys.” Smart also received a nomination for her supporting role on “Mare of Easttown,” upping her odds for walking away with a statuette when the Emmys air live Sept. 19 on CBS.

As usual, there were the “enough already” nods — among them “The Kominsky Method” (sans Alan Arkin in its final season), Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and “This Is Us” — but they were kept to a minimum. They were joined by many newcomers, including Elizabeth Olsen (“WandaVision”), Michaela Coel (“I May Destroy You”), Josh O’Connor and Emma Corin (Charles and Diana on “The Crown”), Regé-Jean Page (“Bridgerton”) and Jonathan Majors (“Lovecraft Country”).

Production delays caused by the pandemic, referenced by academy president and CEO Frank Scherma in his opening remarks, meant several of the usual contenders, including “Better Call Saul,” “Ozark” and “Stranger Things,” were not eligible this year. Thankfully that also applied to the overrated and over-nominated “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross (ABC’s “Black-ish”), Kenan Thompson (NBC’s “Kenan”), Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us,” also NBC) and Allison Janney (“Mom” on CBS) were the lone broadcast nominees in the lead acting categories. “Black-ish” and the hoary “This Is Us” snared nominations for Best Comedy and Best Drama.

The late-night nominees were as expected — they’re the same every year, and only “Conan,” now a memory after slipping away in June, was a surprise. Perhaps it was the academy’s way of thanking Conan O’Brien for his many years of talk-show service. (And, let’s face it, his viewership on TBS was, to put it politely, “a challenge” over the years.)

It was surprising that “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” wasn’t nominated in any of the major categories (it received five nods, mostly in technical categories); it was a big hit for Disney+ with a rabid fan base. That said, Disney+ cleaned up for “The Mandalorian” (24 nominations) and the aforementioned “WandaVision” (23 nominations), balancing the Marvel scales of TV justice.

And how about “Cobra Kai” getting a nod for Best Comedy Series? Heady stuff for a series that premiered on YouTube before moving to Netflix. It probably won’t win in a tough field — it’s up against “Ted Lasso,” “Hacks” and “The Flight Attendant” — but, as they say, it’s nice just to be nominated.

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Streamers and superheroes battle for pandemic-era Emmy nods

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Like the rest of us, the Television Academy's 25,000 voters spent several months stuck at home, leaving them ample time to sift through a stripped-down selection of series from their sofas.

Nominees for TV's equivalent of the Oscars will be announced in a live-streamed ceremony starting at 1530 GMT, after which final-round voting begins for the 73rd Emmy Awards, set for September 19.

Here are five things to look out for as the nominations are unveiled:

The arrival of Covid-19 early last year shut down filming and upended TV production schedules, meaning the overall number of Emmy contenders has fallen.

Heavyweights like Netflix's royal drama "The Crown" managed to wrap just before lockdown, while others including Hulu's dystopian saga "The Handmaid's Tale" rushed back to set as soon as restrictions eased.

But the enforced hiatus meant popular shows like "Succession," last year's best drama winner, failed to produce a season in time for this year's awards.

That has created room for newcomers -- especially in comedy, where Michael Douglas's "The Kominsky Method" is the sole nominee from last year running again.

The race for best comedy series "is going to have so much fresh blood in it," said IndieWire's TV awards editor Libby Hill.

"When your job is to have an idea of what's going to happen, a year like this is just pandemonium."

In recent years, Netflix has unseated HBO in the battle for the most nominations.

Given the streaming giant's prodigious output, that is unlikely to change this year, according to Hill, who describes premium cable channel HBO as the "niche arthouse to Netflix's megaplex."

But nominations don't necessarily translate into wins, and Netflix has somehow never won the Emmys for best drama, best comedy or best limited series.

"This is most likely The Crown's year," said Hill, with previous drama winners "Succession" and "Game of Thrones" absent, and the British royals saga delivering "a spectacular fourth season."

Netflix's cultural phenomenon "The Queen's Gambit," which sent chessboard sales soaring, is tipped to dominate the limited series awards.

The Emmys' limited series category -- for shows stopping after one season -- has become ever more competitive in recent years, drawing Hollywood's top A-listers to the small screen's most prestigious projects.

This year, "The Queen's Gambit" faces formidable competition from Kate Winslet's small-town murder mystery "Mare of Easttown," and the Barry Jenkins-directed slavery tale "The Underground Railroad."

Also competing are two series delving into London's Black communities -- HBO's critically adored "I May Destroy You," which follows the aftermath of a rape, and Steve McQueen's "Small Axe" immigrant anthology.

All those limited series must fend off a new foe -- the superheroes of Marvel's "WandaVision."

The show starring popular characters from Marvel's record-breaking films, including Elizabeth Olsen's magical witch Wanda Maximoff, won legions of fans and critical praise for its quirky send-up of classic TV sitcoms.

It is not the only "genre" show gatecrashing the Emmys -- fellow Marvel series "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" is running for best drama, alongside "Star Wars" spin-off "The Mandalorian," which earned 15 nods and seven wins last year.

"I don't think there's that inborn bias like you find in film, that divide between what's 'popular' and what's 'high art,'" said Hill.

"I think there's plenty of room for Marvel at the Emmys."

Traditional US television networks are rapidly vanishing from the Emmys conversation, but the number of streamers in play continues to multiply.

Looking to build on their launches last year, Apple TV+ is campaigning hard for "Ted Lasso" -- the hot favorite in comedy, about a hapless American football coach thrust into English soccer -- while Disney+ has "Hamilton" in addition to its superhero offerings.

Making their debuts, HBO's new sister streaming platform HBO Max has original comedies "The Flight Attendant" and "Hacks," and NBC's Peacock streamer boasts the Tina Fey-produced "Girls5eva."

Cedric the Entertainer to host live Emmy Awards ceremony

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There will be a limited audience of nominees and guests at the Microsoft Theatre for the Sept. 19 show, CBS and the TV academy said Monday.

Contenders for the 73rd prime-time Emmys will be announced virtually at 8:30 a.m. PDT Tuesday, streaming live on Emmys.com.

“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,” Cedric the Entertainer said in a statement.

“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,” said the actor and comedian, who stars in and produces CBS’ sitcom “The Neighborhood.”

Among the binge-worthy shows that kept viewers company during the COVID-19 pandemic and are considered front-runners for nominations: “The Crown,” “Ted Lasso,” “The Mandalorian” and “Bridgerton.”

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2021 Emmy Nominations: ‘The Crown,’ ‘The Mandalorian’ & ‘WandaVision’ Top the List

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The nominations for the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards have arrived, and as expected, the list is full of longtime favorites and breakout hits.

Real-life father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (BlindspottingHamilton) joined forces on Tuesday, July 13 to help announce the major categories live online.

HBO and HBO Max leads the pack with the most nominations totaling 130, including nods for shows like Hacks and Mare of Easttown among others. Meanwhile, Netflix follows close behind with 129 nominations for titles such as Bridgerton and The Crown. Other notable networks and streaming services include Disney+ with several nods for WandaVision and The Mandalorian and Apple TV+ with a big haul for Ted Lasso.

Below, find the list of nominees in major categories, and don’t forget to tune in on Sunday, September 19 when The Neighborhood‘s Cedric the Entertainer hosts the Emmys on CBS. (Note: Find the full list of nominees on emmys.com).

Aidy Bryant, Shrill

Jean Smart, Hacks

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Allison Janney, Mom

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

William H. Macy, Shameless

Kenan Thompson, Kenan

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Hugh Grant, The Undoing

Paul Bettany, WandaVision

Ewan McGregor, Halston

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton

Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision

Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Emma Corrin, The Crown

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country

Uzo Aduba, In Treatment

Mj Rodriguez, Pose

Josh O’Connor, The Crown

Billy Porter, Pose

Rege-Jean Page, Bridgerton

Sterling K. Brown, This is Us

Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country

Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason

Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit

Anthony Ramos, Hamilton

Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Jonathan Groff, Hamilton

Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You

Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision

Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown

Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown

Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit

Renee Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso

Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso

Jeremy Swift, Ted Lasso

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live

Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks

Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Hannah Einbinder, Hacks

Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live

Juno Temple, Ted Lasso

Rosie Perez, The Flight Attendant

Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live

Tobias Menzies, The Crown

Michael Kenneth Williams, Lovecraft Country

Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale

John Lithgow, Perry Mason

O-T Fagbenle, The Handmaid’s Tale

Max Minghella, The Handmaid’s Tale

Chris Sullivan, This Is Us

Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

Gillian Anderson, The Crown

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Madeline Brewer, The Handmaid’s Tale

Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country

Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

Emerald Fennell, The Crown

Courtney B. Vance, Genius: Aretha

Charles Dance, The Crown

Don Cheadle, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Carl Weathers, The Mandalorian

Timothy Olyphant, The Mandalorian

Sophie Okonedo, Ratched

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale

Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

Claire Foy, The Crown

McKenna Grace, The Handmaid’s Tale

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

Dan Levy, Saturday Night Live

Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live

Morgan Freeman, The Kominsky Method

Daniel Kaluuya, Saturday Night Live

Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live

Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Jane Adams, Hacks

Yvette Nicole Brown, A Black Lady Sketch Show

Issa Rae, A Black Lady Sketch Show

Bernadette Peters, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Nicole Byer, Nailed It

Fab Five, Queer Eye

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

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

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Emmy nominations 2021: See what shows made the cut - ABC17NEWS

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Nominations for the 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday.

Father and daughter actors Ron Cephas Jones of “This Is Us” and Jasmine Cephas Jones of “Blindspotting” revealed the nominees. “The Mandalorian” and “The Crown” scored the most nominations per program with 24 each, followed by “WandaVision” with 23.

Qualifying shows must have aired in the past year between June 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021.

Cedric the Entertainer is set to host and the official ceremony will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 19. There will be a limited audience made up of the nominees and their guests.

The ceremony will air on CBS and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

Below is a list of nominees in major categories.

Michaela Coel, “I May Destroy You”

Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”

“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”

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Cedric the Entertainer to host TV's Emmy Awards ceremony

Rappler 13 July, 2021 - 04:37am

Comedian Cedric the Entertainer will host this year's live telecast of the Emmy Awards, the highest US honors for television, in front of a limited in-person audience, broadcaster CBS announced on Monday, July 12.

The Emmys are scheduled to take place on September 19 at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles at a ceremony attended by nominees and their guests, the network said.

"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," said Cedric the Entertainer, who stars in CBS comedy The Neighborhood.

Last year, the Emmys were a largely virtual affair with no red carpet and no audience at the ceremony. Most of the nominees appeared via video as a safeguard against the COVID-19 pandemic.

CBS did not say how many people would comprise this year's limited in-person audience. Pre-pandemic, thousands of stars and other entertainment figures would normally attend the annual event.

Nominations for the Emmy Awards will be announced early on Tuesday, July 13. The September ceremony will air on the CBS broadcast network and on streaming service Paramount+.

TV ratings for awards shows have been on the decline for years and dropped further during the pandemic. The 2020 Emmys attracted record low viewership of around 6.1 million people in the United States. – Rappler.com

Cedric The Entertainer to host Emmy Awards 2021

WION 12 July, 2021 - 10:34pm

Cedric The Entertainer to host Emmys 2021 Photograph:( Twitter )

With Cedric The Entertainer on the hosting job for Emmys 2021, the nominations are up for announcement on Tuesday. The Emmy Awards 2021 will feature a limited in-person audience keeping in mind COVID-19 protocols. 

Cedric The Entertainer will host this year’s Emmy Awards. 

On bagging the hosting job, Cedric The Entertainment said, “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. 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.”

The executive producers of last year’s show, Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart, and director Hamish Hamilton will return for the 2021 Emmys. 

Done + Dusted and Hudlin Entertainment will produce the Emmy Awards 2021. 

Nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards are set to be announced Tuesday. 

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