‘Mare of Easttown’: How Many 2021 Emmy Nominations Did the HBO Drama Receive?

For seven weeks starting in April 2021, Mare of Easttown kept many HBO Max subscribers hooked as Kate Winslet’s character, Mare Sheehan, investigated a murder in the Easttown suburb of Philadelphia. Now, the limited drama series’ success has shown in the 2021 list of Emmy nominations. Here’s how many Emmy nominations Mare of Easttown received, plus some insight on a potential season 2.

Kate Winslet, Evan Peters, and Justin Hurtt-Dunkley in 'Mare of Easttown'
Kate Winslet, Evan Peters, and Justin Hurtt-Dunkley in ‘Mare of Easttown’ | Sarah Shatz/HBO

‘Mare of Easttown’ landed 16 Emmy nominations

On July 13, 2021, Ron Cephus Jones of This is Us fame and his daughter, Jasmine Cephas Jones of Blindspotting, announced the 2021 Emmy nominations. Mare of Easttown earned 16 total Emmy nominations in various categories, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series.

Winslet, who previously won an Emmy for her lead role in HBO’s Mildred Pierce, received a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Meanwhile, Jean Smart (who played Helen Fahey) and Julianne Nicholson (Lori Ross) are both up for Outstanding Supporting Actress. Evan Peters (Detective Colin Zabel) received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

In addition to the actors’ nominations, show creator Jeff Ingelsby landed a nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. Mare of Easttown‘s other Outstanding Emmy categories included directing, casting, costumes, and more. Check out the full list below.

  • Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
  • Lead Actress in a Limted Series or Movie (Winslet)
  • Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Smart, Nicholson)
  • Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Peters)
  • Casting for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program
  • Cinematography for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • Outstanding Contemporary Costumes
  • Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (two nominations)
  • Sound Mixing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling
  • Oustanding Contemporary Makeup

The cast and showrunners have expressed gratitude for their nominations

Several Mare of Easttown cast and crew members have already spoken out about the Emmy nominations. As Entertainment Weekly reported, Ingelsby said that he feels “thrilled and humbled” by the news.

“This is such a deeply personal and important story for me, and none of this could have ever been possible without our amazing cast and crew,” he said. “Thank you to HBO and my partners at Wiip for their unwavering support, and separately I want to congratulate Kate, Jean, Evan, Julianne, and Craig on their much-deserved nominations.”

Additionally, Peters said he was “beyond honored” to receive his Mare of Easttown Emmy nomination.

“Working alongside Kate Winslet every day was a dream job, and it’s been incredibly rewarding to see the outpour of love for Zabel,” he said.

Smart stated that she felt “over the moon proud” of both Mare of Easttown and Hacks. In addition to her Mare of Easttown nomination, the actor also earned an Emmy nod for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Hacks.

“Both characters are survivors in their way, but one has given in to the realities of life, and the other is still fighting for everything life still (she feels) owes her,” Smart said.

Kate Winslet says ‘Mare of Easttown’ Season 2 is ‘an ongoing conversation’

HBO ran Mare of Easttown as a limited series. However, that hasn’t stopped many fans from begging for a season 2. The studio hasn’t announced another installment, but Winslet previously said she “would love” to reprise her role as Mare.

In a new interview with Deadline, Winslet teased that HBO hasn’t completely written off a Mare of Easttown Season 2. She revealed that the topic is still an “ongoing conversation.”

“I would love to play her again. I absolutely believe there’s more chapters to her story. However, just because the story has touched people, that doesn’t necessarily mean creatively we can do it again,” she said. “But it doesn’t mean closing doors; we’re opening doors, exploring what’s behind the doors.”

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