Monday, July 22, 2024

The 2021 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

By Matt Neglia 

​The nominations for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced and as always, there were a ton of surprises and snubs. The Crown and The Mandalorian have tied for the top spot for program nominations with 24, followed by WandaVision (23), The Handmaid’s Tale (21), Saturday Night Live (21), Ted Lasso (20), Lovecraft Country (18), The Queen’s Gambit (18) and Mare of Easttown (16). HBO/HBO Max leads the nominations in totals by platform with 130. Netflix has the second-most nominations with 129, and rounding out the top four are Disney+ with 71 and NBC with 46.

Click below to see the nominations and be on the lookout for our podcast discussing the nominations and predicting the winners.

Drama Series
The Boys
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian
​This Is Us

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Uzo Aduba – In Treatment
Olivia Colman – The Crown
Emma Corrin – The Crown
Elizabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale
MJ Rodriguez – Pose
​June Smollett – Lovecraft Country

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us
Joantha Majors – Lovecraft Country
Josh O’Connor – The Crown
Rege-Jean Page – Bridgerton
Billy Porter – Pose
Matthew Rhys – Perry Mason

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Gillian Anderson – The Crown
Madeline Brewer – The Handmaid’s Tale
Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown
Ann Dowd – The Handmaid’s Tale
Aunjanue Ellis – Lovecraft Country
Emerald Fennell – The Crown
Yvonne Strahovski – The Handmaid’s Tale
Samira Wiley – The Handmaid’s Tale

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Giancarlo Esposito – The Mandalorian
O-T Fagbenle – The Handmaid’s Tale
​John Lithgow – Perry Mason
Tobias Menzies – The Crown
Max Minghella – The Handmaid’s Tale
Chris Sullivan – This Is Us
Bradley Whitford – The Handmaid’s Tale
Michael K. Williams – Lovecraft Country

Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Alexis Bledel – The Handmaid’s Tale
Claire Foy – The Crown
McKenna Grace – The Handmaid’s Tale
Sophie Okonedo – Ratched
Phylicia Rashad – This Is Us

Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Don Cheadle – The Falcon And The Winer Soldier
Charles Dance – The Crown
Timothy Olyphant – The Mandalorian
​Courtney B. Vance – Lovecraft Country
Carl Weathers – The Mandalorian

Television Movie
Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square

Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia
Sylvie’s Love
Uncle Frank

Limited Series
I May Destroy You
Mare Of Easttown
The Queen’s Gambit
The Underground Railroad

Lead Actress in a Limited Series/Movie
Michaela Cole – I May Destroy You
Cynthia Erivo – Genius: Aretha
Elizabeth Olsen – WandaVision
Anya Taylor Joy – The Queen’s Gambit
Kate Winslet – Mare Of Easttown

Lead Actor in a Limited Series/Movie
Paul Bettany – WandaVision
Hugh Grant – The Undoing
Ewan McGregor – Halston
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton
Leslie Odom Jr. – Hamilton

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series/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

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series/Movie
Thomas Brodie-Sangster – The Queen’s Gambit
Daveed Diggs – Hamilton
Paapa Essiedu – I May Destroy You
Jonathan Groff – Hamilton
​Evan Peters – Mare Of Easton
Anthony Ramos – Hamilton

Comedy Series
Cobra Kai
Emily In Paris
The Flight Attendant
The Kominsky Method
Pen 15
Ted Lasso

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

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Aidy Bryant – Shrill
Kaley Cuoco – The Flight Attendant
​Allison Janney – Mom
Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish
Jean Smart – Hacks

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Aidy Bryant – Saturday Night Live
Hannah Einbinder – Hacks
Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
Rosie Perez – The Flight Attendant
Cecily Strong – Saturday Night Live
Juno Temple – Ted Lasso

Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso

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

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

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 Met

Reality Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Nailed It

RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Variety Sketch Series
A Black Lady Sketch Show
Saturday Night Live

Variety Special (Live)
Celebrating America – An Inauguration Night Special
Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards
The Oscars
The Pepsi Super Bowl LV Half-Time Show Starring The Weekend

Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
8:46 Dave Chappelle
A West Wing Special To Benefit We All Vote
Bo Burnham: Inside
David Byrne’s American Utopia
Friends: The Reunion

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program
Nicole Byer – Nailed It
Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski & Jo
nathan Van Ness – Queer Eye
RuPaul Charles – RuPaul’s Drag Race
Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John & Kevin O’Leary – Shark Tank
Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio & Gail Simmons – Top Chef

The full list of nominations including the directing, writing and tech categories can be found here. The 73rd Emmy Awards ceremony will take place on September 19th 2021 with Cedric the Entertainer hosting.

You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Emmys and TV on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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