2021 Emmy nominees include The Mandalorian, The Boys, & WandaVision

2021 emmy nominees, The Boys, The Mandalorian, Wandavision

The nominations for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced and fanboys everywhere can rejoice that genre TV is being represented in a big way with some high-profile nominations.

The big pleasant surprise of the day is that both The Mandalorian and The Boys will be competing for Best Drama series. They will be joined by Bridgerton, The Crown, The Handmaid's Tale, Lovecraft Country, Pose, and This Is Us. This is the second year in a row that The Mandalorian has scored a Best Drama Series nomination at the Emmys and this is the first for Amazon's The Boys. It's also interesting to see critical darling Lovecraft Country in the mix since HBO just recently decided not to move forward with a second season. Also, as has been the case since its debut, This Is Us is the lone representative for network TV which is a compliment to This Is Us but also another sign of how network TV has faded from this category.

In the Best Comedy category, you will see more fan favorites like Cobra Kai, Ted Lasso, and The Flight Attendant. They are joined by Black-ish, Emily In Paris, Hacks, The Kominsky Method, and Pen15. Black-ish is the lone representative for network TV on the comedy side as the rest of the nominees all comes from the world of streaming.

Marvel represents for limited television with WandaVision scoring nominations for Best Limited Series, Lead Actress, Limited Series, Movie or Anthology for Elizabeth Olsen, and Best Lead Actor, Limited Series, Movie or Anthology for Paul Bettany. 

When it was all said and done, Netflix’s The Crown and Disney+’s The Mandalorian tied with the most nominations with 24. Also, according to "Deadline", among platforms, the fight is between HBO and Netflix, with the combined HBO and HBO Max edging the streaming giant in total nominations 130-129. Disney+ saw 71 nominations today while NBC was fourth overall with 46, a strong showing for a broadcast network in the age of streaming.

Did some of your shows make the cut? Check out the full list of nominations below and be sure to check out the 73rd Emmy Awards when it's broadcast in a live telecast on Sunday, September 19 starting at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on CBS. The show will also stream live and on-demand on Paramount+ and will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer.

A list of nominees follows.

Drama Series
The Boys (Amazon)
Bridgerton (Netflix)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Lovecraft Country (HBO)
The Mandalorian (Disney+)
Pose (FX)
This Is Us (NBC)

Comedy Series
Black-ish (ABC)
Cobra Kai (Netflix)
Emily in Paris (Netflix)
Hacks (HBO Max)
The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
Pen15 (Hulu)
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

Limited Series
I May Destroy You (HBO)
Mare of Easttown (HBO)
The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
The Underground Railroad (Amazon)
WandaVision (Disney+)

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)

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)

Lead Actress, Comedy
Aidy Bryant (Shrill)
Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant)
Allison Janney (Mom)
Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish)
Jean Smart (Hacks)

Lead Actor, Comedy
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)
Kenan Thompson (Kenan)

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)

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)

TV Movie
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (Netflix)
Oslo (HBO)
Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia (Lifetime)
Sylvie’s Love (Prime Video)
Uncle Frank (Prime Video)

Variety Special (Live)
Celebrating America — An Inauguration Night Special (Multiple Platforms)
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards (CBS)
The Oscars (ABC)
The Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Starring The Weeknd (CBS)
Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020 (Showtime)

Variety Talk Series
Conan (TBS)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Competition Series
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Nailed It! (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)



Source: Deadline

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