2021 Emmy Nominations are Flooded with Streaming Originals Including ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Ted Lasso,’ and More




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The 2021 Emmy Nominations are in, and streaming services are making their mark more than ever. Streaming services have been going all out with content over the past few years, and this year the nominations are mostly dominated by original streaming series.

Netflix’s The Crown and Disney+’s The Mandalorian were frontrunners with 24 nominations each, followed by WandaVision with 23 and The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu with 21. The feel-good Ted Lasso on Apple TV+ pulled in 20 nominations,

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will air live Sunday, September 19, 2021, on ABC.

2021 Emmy Nominations Highlights

Outstanding Drama Series:

The Boys
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian
This is Us

Outstanding Comedy Series:

Cobra Kai
Emily in Paris
The Flight Attendant
The Kominsky Method
Ted Lasso

Outstanding Limited Series:

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

Outstanding TV Movie:

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square
Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia
Sylvie’s Love
Uncle Frank

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

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

Outstanding 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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Aidy Bryant – Shrill
Kaley Cuoco – The Flight Attendant
Allison Janey – Mom
Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish
Jean Smart – Hacks

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

Paul Bettany – WandaVision
Hugh Grant – The Undoing
Ewan McGregor – Halston
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton
Leslie Odom, Jr. – Hamilton

Outstanding Lead 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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

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
Chris Sullivan – This is Us

Outstanding 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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

Carl Clemons-Hopkins – Hacks
Bowen Yang – Saturday Night Live
Kenan Thompson – Saturday Night Live
Brett Goldstein – Ted Lasso
Brendan Hunt – Ted Lasso
Nick Mohammed – Ted Lasso
Jeremy Swift – Ted Lasso
Paul Reiser – The Kominsky Method

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Phillipa Soo – Hamilton
Renée Elise Goldsberry – Hamilton
Julianne Nicholson – Mare of Easttown
Jean Smart – Mare of Easttown
Moses Ingram – The Queen’s Gambit
Kathryn Hahn – WandaVision

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series:

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

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series:

Sophie Okonedo – Ratched
Claire Foy – The Crown
Alexis Bledel – The Handmaid’s Tale
McKenna Grace – The Handmaid’s Tale
Phylicia Rashad – This is Us

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series:

Alec Baldwin – Saturday Night Live
Dave Chappelle – Saturday Night Live
Daniel Kaluuya – Saturday Night Live
Dan Levy – Saturday Night Live
Morgan Freeman – The Kominsky Method

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:

Yvette Nicole Brown – A Black Lady Sketch Show
Issa Rae – A Black Lady Sketch Show
Jane Adams – Hacks
Maya Rudolph – Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig – Saturday Night Live
Bernadette Peters – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Outstanding Animated Program:

Big Mouth
Bob’s Burgers
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal
South Park: The Pandemic Special
The Simpsons

Outstanding Competition Program:

The Amazing Race
Nailed It!
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series:

A Black Lady Sketch Show
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Variety Talk Series:

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Show with Stephen Colber

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