73rd Emmy Awards nominations announced as Television Academy celebrates exceptional talent throughout the industry

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LOS ANGELES – Nominations for the 73rd Emmy® Awards were announced today recognizing a wealth of innovative storytelling, exceptional new programs, and a robust and diverse group of talent nominees.

The live virtual ceremony was hosted by father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) from Los Angeles and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting) from New York along with Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma.

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.

“Television has provided a lifeline for so many around the globe this year, delivering a constant source of entertainment, information and inspiration during some of our most difficult days,” said Scherma. “We are thrilled to honor the diversity of storytelling in television today by recognizing talented artists, programs, producers, directors and craftspeople throughout our industry and celebrating their commitment to this extraordinary medium.”

Bridgerton, Lovecraft Country and The Boys are newcomers to the Outstanding Drama Series category, joining returning nominees Pose, The Crown, The Mandalorian, This Is Us and previous category winner The Handmaid’s Tale.

Seventy-five percent of this year’s nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series are new to the category including Cobra Kai, Emily in Paris, Hacks, Pen15, Ted Lasso and The Flight Attendant. Returning favorites include black-ish and The Kominsky Method.

In total, there were 44 first-time performer nominations across the Lead, Supporting, Guest and Short Form categories this season.

Jonathan Majors, Josh O’Connor and Regé-Jean Page received their first-ever Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series joining previous Emmy winners in this category Sterling K. Brown, Billy Porter and Matthew Rhys. Emma Corrin, Jurnee Smollett and Mj Rodriguez received their first nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, while previous Emmy winner Uzo Aduba was nominated for the first time in this category. They are joined by returning nominee Olivia Colman and previous Emmy winner in this category Elisabeth Moss.

Kaley Cuoco received her first-ever Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, while previous Emmy winner Jean Smart and previous Emmy nominee Aidy Bryant were nominated for the first time in this category. They join previous Emmy nominee Tracee Ellis Ross and Emmy winner Allison Janney. Jason Sudeikis received his first-ever Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, while previous Emmy winner Kenan Thompson was nominated for the first time in this category. They join six-time nominee in the category Anthony Anderson, along with previous Emmy winners Michael Douglas and William H. Macy.

Individuals with multiple nominations this year include David Attenborough, Sterling K. Brown, Aidy Bryant, Bo Burnham, Steven Canals, Dave Chapelle, Michaela Coel, Jon Favreau, Derek Hough, Brendan Hunt, Maya Rudolph, Jean Smart, Jason Sudeikis and Kenan Thompson.

The nominations rosters may be revised in cases where names or titles are incorrect or appeals for changes—including the addition or removal of names—are approved by the Television Academy’s Emmy Awards Committee. Producer eligibility is based primarily on title; the producer nominees in certain program categories will be announced by mid-August. Final-round online voting begins Aug. 19, 2021.

The complete list of Emmy nominations, as compiled by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP, and other Academy news are available at Emmys.com.

As recently announced, the 73rd Emmy Awards will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. Executive Producers Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart and Director Hamish Hamilton have been selected to helm the show for production companies Done+Dusted and Hudlin Entertainment.

The Emmys will be broadcast on Sunday, Sept. 19 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/5:00-8:00 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. The 2021 Creative Arts Awards will be broadcast on Saturday, Sept. 18 (8:00 PM ET/PT) on FXX.

Source: Emmys.com


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

  • black-ish • ABC • Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson
  • Kenan • NBC • Kenan Thompson as Kenan Williams
  • The Kominsky Method • Netflix • Michael Douglas as Sandy Kominsky
  • Shameless • Showtime • William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher
  • Ted Lasso • Apple TV+ • Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

  • Bridgerton • Netflix • Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset
  • The Crown • Netflix • Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles
  • Lovecraft Country • HBO • Jonathan Majors as Atticus Freeman
  • Perry Mason • HBO • Matthew Rhys as Perry Mason
  • Pose • FX Networks • Billy Porter as Pray Tell
  • This Is Us • NBC • Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

  • black-ish • ABC • Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson
  • The Flight Attendant • HBO Max • Kaley Cuoco as Cassie Bowden
  • Hacks • HBO Max • Jean Smart as Deborah Vance
  • Mom • CBS • Allison Janney as Bonnie Plunkett
  • Shrill • Hulu • Aidy Bryant as Annie Easton

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

  • The Crown • Netflix • Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II
  • The Crown • Netflix • Emma Corrin as Princess Diana
  • The Handmaid’s Tale • Hulu • Elisabeth Moss as June/Offred
  • In Treatment • HBO • Uzo Aduba as Dr. Brooke Taylor
  • Lovecraft Country • HBO • Jurnee Smollett as Letitia “Leti” Lewis
  • Pose • FX Networks • Mj Rodriguez as Blanca Rodriguez

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Hacks • HBO Max • Carl Clemons-Hopkins as Marcus Vaughan
  • The Kominsky Method • Netflix • Paul Reiser as Martin
  • Saturday Night Live • NBC • Kenan Thompson as Various Characters
  • Saturday Night Live • NBC • Bowen Yang as Various Characters
  • Ted Lasso • Apple TV+ • Brett Goldstein as Roy Kent
  • Ted Lasso • Apple TV+ • Brendan Hunt as Coach Beard
  • Ted Lasso • Apple TV+ • Nick Mohammed as Nathan Shelley
  • Ted Lasso • Apple TV+ • Jeremy Swift as Higgins

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

  • The Crown • Netflix • Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
  • The Handmaid’s Tale • Hulu • O-T Fagbenle as Luke
  • The Handmaid’s Tale • Hulu • Max Minghella as Commander Nick Blaine
  • The Handmaid’s Tale • Hulu • Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence
  • Lovecraft Country • HBO • Michael K. Williams as Montrose Freeman
  • The Mandalorian • Disney+ • Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon
  • Perry Mason • HBO • John Lithgow as E.B. Jonathan
  • This Is Us • NBC • Chris Sullivan as Toby Damon

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

  • The Flight Attendant • HBO Max • Rosie Perez as Megan Briscoe
  • Hacks • HBO Max • Hannah Einbinder as Ava Daniels
  • Saturday Night Live • NBC • Aidy Bryant as Various Characters
  • Saturday Night Live • NBC • Kate McKinnon as Various Characters
  • Saturday Night Live • NBC • Cecily Strong as Various Characters
  • Ted Lasso • Apple TV+ • Juno Temple as Keeley Jones
  • Ted Lasso • Apple TV+ • Hannah Waddingham as Rebecca Welton

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

  • The Crown • Netflix • Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher
  • The Crown • Netflix • Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret
  • The Crown • Netflix • Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles
  • The Handmaid’s Tale • Hulu • Madeline Brewer as Janine
  • The Handmaid’s Tale • Hulu • Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia
  • The Handmaid’s Tale • Hulu • Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy Waterford
  • The Handmaid’s Tale • Hulu • Samira Wiley as Moira
  • Lovecraft Country • HBO • Aunjanue Ellis as Hippolyta Freeman

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • black-ish • ABC • ABC Signature
  • Cobra Kai • Netflix • Sony Pictures Television for Netflix
  • Emily In Paris • Netflix • MTV Entertainment Studios, Darren Star Productions, and Jax Media for Netflix
  • The Flight Attendant • HBO Max • HBO Max in association with Berlanti Productions, Yes, Norman Productions, and Warner Bros. Television
  • Hacks • HBO Max • Universal Television in association with Paulilu, First Thought Productions, Fremulon Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • The Kominsky Method • Netflix • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
  • Pen15 • Hulu • Hulu, Awesomeness TV, Odenkirk Provissiero, Lonely Island Classics
  • Ted Lasso • Apple TV+ • Apple / Doozer Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television

Outstanding Drama Series

  • The Boys • Prime Video • Sony Pictures Television, Inc. and Amazon Studios
  • Bridgerton • Netflix • A Netflix Original Series in association with shondalandmedia
  • The Crown • Netflix • Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television for Netflix
  • The Handmaid’s Tale • Hulu • Hulu, MGM, Daniel Wilson Productions, The Littlefield Company, White Oak Pictures
  • Lovecraft Country • HBO • HBO in association with afemme, Monkeypaw, Bad Robot, and Warner Bros. Television
  • The Mandalorian • Disney+ • Lucasfilm Ltd.
  • Pose • FX Networks • FX Productions in association with 20th Century Television Page 34 This Is Us • NBC • 20th Television

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