A Look at the 2021 Emmy Awards Nominations

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Eva Rinaldi

Hey Hollywooders! For all you TV fans, get ready for the upcoming Emmy Awards!

 

The acting father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting) announced all of the Emmy Award nominees in a virtual live-streamed event on emmys.com.

 

When are the 2021 Emmy Awards?

 

Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, the 2021 Emmy Awards will broadcast live on CBS and Paramount+ on Sunday, September 19 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominations: Highlights

For this year’s nominees, The Mandalorian and The Crown lead the pack with 24 nominations each. These are 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).

 

Mj Rodriguez makes history as the first trans woman in Emmys history to be nominated for a lead acting category for her performance in the FX drama Pose. The series has received 9 nominations for its final season.

 

Other first time nominees include Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Sudeikis, Regé-Jean Page, and Elizabeth Olsen, among others.

 

HBO/HBO Max leads with 130 total nominations while Netflix is right behind with 129. Disney+ has 71 nominations and NBC has 46.

 

Without further ado, here’s a list of the major nominees for the 2021 Emmy Awards.

 

2021 Emmy Awards- Major Awards List

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Variety Talk Series 

Conan

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show 

Saturday Night Live 

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Variety Special (Live)

Celebrating America – An Inauguration Night Special 

63rd Annual Grammy Awards 

The Oscars

Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Starring The Weeknd

Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand: Building Back America Great Again Better 2020 

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

Bo Burnham: Inside

David Byrne’s American Utopia

8:46 – Dave Chappelle 

Friends: The Reunion

Hamilton

A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Unstructured Variety Program

Becoming 

Below Deck 

Indian Matchmaking 

RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked 

Selling Sunset 

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Reality Show Host

Nicole Byer, Nailed It!

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye

RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank

Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons, Top Chef

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Animated Program

Big Mouth

Bob’s Burgers

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal

The Simpsons

South Park: The Pandemic Special

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Competition Series 

The Amazing Race

Nailed It!

Rupaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Lead Actress, Comedy 

Aidy Bryant, Shrill

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Allison Janney, Mom

Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish

Jean Smart, Hacks

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Lead Actor Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Kenan Thompson, Kenan

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy

Hannah Einbinder, Hacks

Aidy Bryant, SNL

Kate McKinnon, SNL

Cecily Strong, SNL

Juno Temple, Ted Lasso

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Rosie Perez, The Flight Attendant

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy

Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks

Kenan Thompson, SNL

Bowen Yang, SNL

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso

Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso

Jeremy Swift, Ted Lasso

Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Guest Actress, Comedy

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, SNL

Kristen Wiig, SNL

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Guest Actor, Comedy

Alec Baldwin, SNL

Dave Chappelle, SNL

Morgan Freeman, The Kominsky Method

Daniel Kaluuya, SNL

Daniel Levy, SNL

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Comedy Series

Black-ish 

Cobra Kai 

Emily in Paris 

Hacks 

The Flight Attendant 

The Kominsky Method 

Pen15 

Ted Lasso

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Lead Actress, Limited Series, Movie or Anthology

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

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Lead Actor, Limited Series, Movie or Anthology

Paul Bettany, WandaVision

Hugh Grant, The Undoing

Ewan McGregor, Halston

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Leslie Odom, Jr., Hamilton

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Supporting Actress, Limited Series, Movie or Anthology

Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown

Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown

Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit

Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Supporting Actor, Limited Series, Movie or Anthology

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

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Limited Series

I May Destroy You 

Mare of Easttown 

The Queen’s Gambit 

The Underground Railroad 

WandaVision 

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Made-For-Television Movie

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square 

Oslo 

Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia 

Sylvie’s Love 

Uncle Frank 

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Lead Actress, Drama

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

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Lead Actor, Drama

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

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama

Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country

Gillian Anderson, The Crown

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

Emerald Fennell, The Crown

Madeline Brewer, The Handmaid’s Tale

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama

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

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Guest Actress, Drama

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale

Claire Foy, The Crown

Mckenna Grace, The Handmaid’s Tale

Sophie Okonedo, Ratched

Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Outstanding Guest Actor, Drama

Don Cheadle, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Charles Dance, The Crown

Timothy Olyphant, The Mandalorian

Courtney B. Vance, Lovecraft Country

Carl Weathers, The Mandalorian

 

2021 Emmy Awards Nominees: Drama Series

The Boys 

Bridgerton 

The Crown 

The Handmaid’s Tale 

Lovecraft Country 

The Mandalorian 

Pose 

This Is Us 

 

For the full list of nominees, check out emmys.com.

Are any of your favorite shows or actors missing from this list? Let us know in the comments!

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