2021 Emmy Nominations List Released

The Nominations for the 2021 Emmy Awards have been announced!

Credit: Television Academy

The official nominees for the Emmys have been announced! Popular show nominees include The Queen’s Gambit, Wandavision, The Mandalorian, Hamilton, and The Handmaid’s Tale. The Mandalorian and The Crown appeared to be crowd favourites, however, both receiving 24 nominations. HBO received a total of 130 nominations for their shows, going up against runner-up Netflix for the awards.

Snubs and Surprises

The nominations were not met without resistance, however. Australians were quick to notice how Nicole Kidman and Joel Edgerton were denied nominees for their respective roles in The Undoing and The Underground Railroad. Kidman’s co-star, Hugh Grant, was nominated for an award but spoke out publicly on the nominations. In a public statement, he said,

“I’m extremely grateful and honoured, but I should point out that I was basically carried all the way by my fellow actors – especially Nicole”

Credit: Den of Geek

Sarah Paulson, who starred in Netflix’s Ratched, was also denied an Emmy nomination. This is in spite of her show reaching a record 48 million households in the first 4 weeks of its release. Star of The Mandalorian Pedro Pascal was also snubbed of a nomination, despite the show’s reigning popularity on Disney+.

The nominations weren’t without their surprises though. HBO’s Lovecraft Country received five nominations, despite its early cancellation following season 1’s release. MJ Rodriguez is also the first trans person to be nominated for a leading actress award, for her role in the period drama Pose.

The 73rd Emmy Awards will be presented live with an in-person ceremony in Los Angeles, California. It will be broadcast on the 20th of September, Australian time.

Check out the full list of Nominees below:

Best Limited Series

  •  I May Destroy You
  •  Mare of Easttown
  • The Queen’s Gambit
  • The Underground Railroad
  • WandaVision


Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Paul Bettany – WandaVision
  • Hugh Grant – The Undoing
  • Ewan McGregor – Halston
  • Lin Manuel-Miranda – Hamilton
  • Leslie Odon Jr – Hamilton


Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • 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


Best 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


Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Thomas Brodie Sangster – The Queen’s Gambit
  • Daveed Diggs – Hamilton
  • Paapa Essiedu – I May Destroy You
  • Jonathan Groff – Hamilton
  • Evan Peters – Mare Of Easttown
  • Anthony Ramos – Hamilton


Best Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Sequel

  • WandaVision
  • The Queen’s Gambit
  • Mare of Easttown
  • I May Destroy You


Best Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Sequel

  • Hamilton
  • I May Destroy You
  • Mare of Easttown
  • The Queen’s Gambit
  • The Underground Railroad
  • Wanda Vision


Best Drama Series

  • The Boys
  • Bridgerton
  • The Crown
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Lovecraft Country
  • The Mandalorian
  • Pose
  • This Is Us


Best Actor in a Drama Series

  • Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us
  • Jonathan Majors – Lovecraft Country
  • Josh O’Connor – The Crown
  • Regé-Jean Page – Bridgerton
  • Billy Porter – Pose
  • Matthew Rhys – Perry Mason


Best Actress in a Drama Series

  • Emma Corrin – The Crown
  • Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Uzo Aduba – In Treatment
  • Olivia Colman – The Crown
  • Mj Rodriguez – Pose
  • Jurnee Smollett – Lovecraft Country


Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Chris Sullivan – This is Us
  • Michael K Williams – Lovecraft Country
  • John Lithgow – Perry Mason
  • Tobias Menzies – The Crown
  • O-T Fagbenle – The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Max Minghella – The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Bradley Whitford – The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Giancarlo Esposito – The Mandalorian


Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  •  Aunjanue Ellis – Lovecraft Country
  •  Emerald Fennell – The Crown
  •  Gillian Anderson – The Crown
  •   Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown
  •  Yvonne Strahovski – The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Samira Wiley – The Handmaid’s Tale
  •  Madeline Brewer – The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Ann Dowd – The Handmaid’s Tale


Best Writing for a Drama Series

  • Lovecraft Country
  • FX Pose
  • The Boys
  • The Crown
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The Mandalorian


Best Directing for a Drama Series

  • Bridgerton
  • FX Pose
  • The Crown
  • The Handmad’s Tale
  • The Mandalorian


Best Comedy Series

  • Black-ish
  • Cobra Kai
  • Emily in Paris
  • The Flight Attendant
  • Hacks
  • The Kominsky Method
  • PEN15
  • Ted Lasso


Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Aidy Bryant – Shrill
  • Jean Smart – Hacks
  • Kaley Cuoco – The Flight Attendant
  • Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish
  • Allison Janney – Mon


Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson – Black-ish
  • Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method
  • William H. Macy – Shameless
  • Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso
  • Kenan Thompson – Kenan


Best 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


Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Rosie Perez – The Flight Attendant
  • Hannah Einbinder – Hacks
  • Aidy Bryant – Saturday Night Live
  • Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
  • Cecily Strong – Saturday Night Live
  • Juno Temple – Ted Lasso
  • Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso


Best Writing for a Comedy Series

  • Girls5eva
  • Hacks
  • Pen5
  • Ted Lasso
  • The Flight Attendant


Best Directing for a Comedy Series

  • B Positive
  • Hacks
  • Mom
  • Ted Lasso
  • The Flight Attendant

Source: Deadline

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