2021 Emmys: “The Crown”, “The Mandalorian” topped the nominations with 24 each
The nominations have bolstered the rapid boom in streaming, with many of the top-nominated scripted shows on the services that have emerged in the past two years.
The crown tied with The Mandalorian for the most Emmy nominations on Tuesday with 24 each, but the Marvel Universe also had bragging rights with the finalist WandaVision.
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The bounty bolstered the rapid rise in streaming, with most of the top-nominated scripted shows on the services emerging in the past two years. In the top three categories – drama, comedy and limited series – broadcast networks got just two nominations, for the NBC drama It’s us and ABC comedy blackish.
During an oppressive pandemic in which homebound Americans relied more than ever on television for entertainment, voters at the television academy recognized a diverse mix of narratives and a diverse group of actors and performers. creators.
An example: Mj Rodriguez from Pose is the first trans performer to be nominated in a lead actor category. The show also won a nod for Best Drama Series.
“The moment my name was announced I just screamed and broke,” Rodriguez said. “My mother caught me. She kind of knocked me over. … I remember falling into my boyfriend’s arms and crying tears of joy, tears of happiness. I felt so seen.
Of the 96 acting nods for the drama, comedy, and miniseries, nearly 44% – a total of 42 nominations – went to people of color. That included 34 nods for the black actors, one less than last year.
by netflix The crown received its fourth Best Series nomination and is arguably the veteran streaming service’s best chance at winning its very first Best Series trophy. The British royal drama moved closer to contemporary events with its version of the courtship and heated marriage of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer, played by Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin.
O’Connor and Corrin received dramatic acting nods, as did the show’s Olivia Colman for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, with an offer of support for Gillian Anderson for her role as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Harry – Charles and the late Diana’s son – and his wife Meghan won a nomination for Best Hosted Non-Fiction Series or Special.
Representations of The Mandalorian, an extension of the Star wars frankness and inventiveness WandaVision starring Marvel characters Wanda and Vision, place the series in the ranks of former sci-fi and fantasy Emmy favorites Game of thrones and Lost.
The boys, Amazon’s humorous version of superheroes, got the best dramatic nod.
“I never thought in a million years that playing a witch in a Marvel series would lead to this. It’s like a dream,” said WandaVision co-starring Kathryn Hahn. She received an offer of a supporting actress, but found the series’ total of 23 nominations particularly pleasing.
“I am so moved that this has all been recognized,” Hahn said. “It was incredibly difficult. It was a tough, tough shoot. But … the experience of doing this meant so much to me and it was unexpectedly so deep. “
The number of nominations by Disney +, which launched in late 2019, was impressive, but the streaming triumph was predictable, said Eric Deggans, TV critic for National Public Radio.
“Disney + came out of nowhere and got the third-highest number of nominations of any platform at age 71.… We’re now at a point where this is increasingly becoming a game of streamers and Emmy nominations on it. reflect, ”Deggans said. .
HBO and the new streaming service HBO Max took the lead with 130 total nominations, Netflix on its heels with 129.
The favorite on the comedy side is the good heart Ted lasso, about an average American football coach brought to England to manage a football team. The Apple TV + series received 20 nominations, including Best Comedy star Jason Sudeikis and six cast members.
Hacks, starring Jean Smart as a comedian who resists the Las Vegas age and life, was next with 15 nods, including a lead actor award for Smart and an offer of support for Hannah Einbinder.
Smart, who some say is enjoying a career in “Jeanaissance”, got a second nomination for his supporting role in Easttown mare. The limited series received 16 nods, including star Kate Winslet.
Among the others who doubled the nominations: Saturday Night Live stars Kenan Thompson and Aidy Bryant, who received offers of acting support for the variety show as well as nods from the main comedy series for, respectively, Kenan and Acute.
Other big nominees include the former winner of Best Drama Series The Handmaid’s Tale, with 21 nods, tied with Saturday Night Live; The Queen’s Gambit, 18; period drama Bridgerton and Hamilton, with 12 each.
Lovecraft Country, a horror-steeped drama set in segregated 1950s America, won an impressive 18 nominations – but was canceled by HBO after one season.
The stewardess won nine nominations, including a nod for Best Comedy Actress for Kaley Cuoco and a Supporting Actress nomination for Rosie Perez – who becomes the third Latina nominated in the category, after Sofia Vergara for Modern family and Liz Torres for The John Larroquette show.
There were surprises, as usual. Nicole Kidman has not received a nomination for a limited series The defeat, while co-star Hugh Grant was recognized. But the critically acclaimed miniseries I can destroy you and its star and creator, Michaela Coel, caught nine Emmy nods after being snubbed by the Golden Globes.
A blast from the past to gain new respect: Cobra Kai, set 30 years after the events of the Karate kid film, won the award for best comedy and four nominations in all.
The other nominees for Best Drama Series are The Handmaid’s Tale and Lovecraft Country.
The other nominees of the comedy series are Emilie in Paris; The stewardess; The Kominsky method and PEN15.
The nominees for the best mini-series are: The Queen’s Gambit; I can destroy you; Easttown mare; The Underground Railroad; WandaVision.
Actors father and daughter Ron Cephas Jones (It’s us) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blind spot) and TV Academy director Frank Scherma announced the nominees. There were difficult times when the names of some candidates were mispronounced, including a reference to Anya Taylor-Joy as “Anna.”
The September 19 ceremony, which was held last year virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be broadcast live on CBS from a theater and will include a limited audience of nominees and guests. Cédric l’Animateur is the host.