Emmys 2021: The Entire List of Nominees

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will air this Sunday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. The ceremony will also be available for streaming on the Paramount+ app. Television fans are excited to see how their favorite shows will fare in the 2021 Emmys.

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Comedian Cedric the Entertainer will be this year’s host. According to The Dis Insider, the Walt Disney Company is leading the way with 146 total nominations across all platforms. This includes Disney+, Hulu, ABC, and FX. A few Emmy winners have already been announced, but let’s take a look at every nomination up for an award this Sunday.

Outstanding Comedy Series

This year, it’s widely assumed that Ted Lasso will sweep its comedy competitors in all categories at the Emmy Awards. The sports-comedy series is up for multiple Emmys. However, it’s possible that PEN15 could prove a competitor in the Outstanding Comedy Series category. Additionally, all but one of the nominated shows in this category are from streaming services.

black-ish (ABC)

Cobra Kai (Netflix)

Emily in Paris (Netflix)

Hacks (HBO Max)

PEN15 (Hulu)

Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)

The Kominsky Method (Netflix)

Outstanding Drama Series

The Crown is another series with quite a few nominations. The series has a total of 24 Emmy nominations this year. The Handmaid’s Tale is right behind it, with a total of 21 nominations for 2021. It’s anyone’s guess who the Emmy Award for Oustanding Drama Series will go to.

Bridgerton (Netflix)

Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Pose (FX)

The Boys (Amazon Prime)

The Crown (Netflix)

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

The Mandalorian (Disney+)

This Is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

According to the Emmy’s list of rules, there has been a slight change in this category this year. “Anthology Series eligibility has been moved into Outstanding Limited Series, creating a new Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series category,” their website states.

I May Destroy You (HBO)

Mare of Easttown (HBO)

The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)

The Underground Railroad (Amazon Prime)

WandaVision (Disney+)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, black-ish

Kenan Thompson, Kenan

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish

Jean Smart, Hacks

Allison Janey, Mom

Aidy Bryant, Shrill

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Outstanding Lead 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

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 Limited Or Anthology 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 Or Anthology 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 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

Outstanding 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

Outstanding 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

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Gillian Anderson, The Crown

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

Madeline Brewer, The Handmaid’s Tale

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You

Jonathan Groff, Hamilton

Anthony Ramos, Hamilton

Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Or Anthology 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

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver has taken home an award in this category every year since 2016. Variety predicts that the show’s winning streak will likely continue. Still, the outlet points out that nostalgia for Conan O’Brien could turn the tides. The late-night talk show host aired his final episode earlier this year.

Conan

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Competition Program

This year, RuPaul could become the first person of color to take home the most Emmy wins. The reality series RuPaul’s Drag Race is up for six awards at the 73rd Prime Time Emmys.

The Amazing Race

Nailed It!

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky, Hacks, “There Is No Line”

Maya Erskine, PEN15, “Play”

Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly, Ted Lasso, “Pilot”

Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly, Ted Lasso, “Make Rebecca Great Again”

Meredith Scardino, Girls5eva, “Pilot”

Steve Yockey, The Flight Attendant, “In Case of Emergency”

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

Yahlin Chang, The Handmaid’s Tale, “Home”

Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian, “Chapter 16: The Rescue”

Dave Filoni, The Mandalorian, “Chapter 13: The Jedi”

Misha Green, Lovecraft Country, “Sundown”

Peter Morgan, The Crown, “War”

Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, Janet Mock and Our Lady J, Pose, “Series Finale”

Rebecca Sonnenshine, The Boys, “What I Know”

Outstanding Writing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Laura Donney, WandaVision, “Previously On”

Scott Frank, The Queen’s Gambit

Chuck Hayward and Peter Cameron, WandaVision, “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!”

Brad Ingelsby, Mare of Easttown

Jac Schaeffer, WandaVision, “Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience”

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

Lucia Aniello, Hacks, “There Is No Line”

Zach Braff, Ted Lasso, “Biscuits”

James Burrows, B Positive, “Pilot”

M.J. Delaney, Ted Lasso, “The Hope That Kills You”

Susanna Fogel, The Flight Attendant, “In Case of Emergency”

Declan Lowney, Ted Lasso, “Make Rebecca Great Again”

James Widdoes, Mom, “Scooby-Doo Checks and Salisbury Steak”

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

Steven Canals, Pose, “Series Finale”

Benjamin Caron, The Crown, “Fairytale”

Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian, “Chapter 9: The Marshal”

Liz Garbus, The Handmaid’s Tale, “The Wilderness”

Jessica Hobbs, The Crown, “War”

Julie Anne Robinson, Bridgerton, “Diamond of the First Water”

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

Scott Frank, The Queen’s Gambit

Barry Jenkins, The Underground Railroad

Michaela Coel and Sam Miller, I May Destroy You, “Ego Death”

Thomas Kail, Hamilton

Sam Miller, I May Destroy You, “Eyes Eyes Eyes Eyes”

Matt Shakman, WandaVision

Craig Zobel, Mare of Easttown

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