TV - 73rd Emmy® Awards Nominations


Nominations for the 73rd Emmy® Awards have been announced...


Press Release

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.  [You can watch the full 45 minute nominations ceremony here - Ed]

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 favourites 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. 19th, 2021.

The complete list of Emmy nominations, as compiled by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP, is available at Emmys.com but here's a few of the key categories.


TELEVISION 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


LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Uzo Aduba - In Treatment - HBO
Olivia Colman - The Crown - Netflix
Emma Corrin - The Crown - Netflix
Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid's Tale - Hulu
Mj Rodriguez - Pose - FX Networks
Jurnee Smollett - Lovecraft Country - HBO


LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Sterling K. Brown* - This Is Us - NBC
Jonathan Majors - Lovecraft Country - HBO
Josh O'Connor - The Crown - Netflix
Regé-Jean Page - Bridgerton - Netflix
Billy Porter - Pose - FX Networks
Matthew Rhys - Perry Mason - HBO

*Sterling K. Brown is also nominated as Narrator for Lincoln: Divided We Stand


LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Aidy Bryant* - Shrill - Hulu
Kaley Cuoco - The Flight Attendant - HBO Max
Allison Janney - Mom - CBS
Tracee Ellis Ross - black-ish - ABC
Jean Smart** - Hacks - HBO Max

*Aidy Bryant is also nominated for SUPPORTING Actress In A COMEDY SERIES for Saturday Night Live
**Jean Smart is also nominated for SUPPORTING Actress In A Limited Or Anthology SERIES OR MOVIE for Mare Of Easttown



LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Anthony Anderson - black-ish - ABC
Michael Douglas - The Kominsky Method - Netflix
William H. Macy - Shameless - Showtime
Jason Sudeikis* - Ted Lasso - Apple TV+
Kenan Thompson** - Kenan - NBC

*Jason Sudeikis is also nominated in Writing For A COMEDY SERIES twice for Ted Lasso 
**Kenan Thompson is also nominated for SUPPORTING Actor In A COMEDY SERIES for Saturday Night Live



LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE


Michaela Coel* - I May Destroy You - HBO
Cynthia Erivo - Genius: Aretha - National Geographic
Elizabeth Olsen - WandaVision - Disney+
Anya Taylor-Joy - The Queen's Gambit - Netflix
Kate Winslet - Mare Of Easttown - HBO

*Michaela Coel is also nominated in Directing and Writing For A Limited Or Anthology SERIES OR MOVIE for I May Destroy You


LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE

Paul Bettany - WandaVision - Disney+
Hugh Grant - The Undoing - HBO
Ewan McGregor - Halston - Netflix
Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton - Disney+
Leslie Odom, Jr. - Hamilton - Disney+


SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Gillian Anderson - The Crown - Netflix
Helena Bonham Carter - The Crown - Netflix
Madeline Brewer - The Handmaid's Tale - Hulu
Ann Dowd - The Handmaid's Tale - Hulu
Aunjanue Ellis - Lovecraft Country - HBO
Emerald Fennell - The Crown - Netflix
Yvonne Strahovski - The Handmaid's Tale - Hulu
Samira Wiley - The Handmaid's Tale - Hulu


SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Giancarlo Esposito - The Mandalorian - Disney+
O-T Fagbenle - The Handmaid's Tale - Hulu
John Lithgow - Perry Mason - HBO
Tobias Menzies - The Crown - Netflix
Max Minghella - The Handmaid's Tale - Hulu
Chris Sullivan - This Is Us - NBC
Bradley Whitford - The Handmaid's Tale - Hulu
Michael K. Williams - Lovecraft Country - HBO


SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Aidy Bryant* - Saturday Night Live - NBC
Hannah Einbinder - Hacks - HBO Max
Kate McKinnon - Saturday Night Live - NBC
Rosie Perez - The Flight Attendant - HBO Max
Cecily Strong - Saturday Night Live - NBC
Juno Temple - Ted Lasso - Apple TV+
Hannah Waddingham - Ted Lasso - Apple TV+

*Aidy Bryant is also nominated for LEAD Actress In A COMEDY SERIES for Shrill


SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Carl Clemons-Hopkins - Hacks - HBO Max
Brett Goldstein - Ted Lasso - Apple TV+
Brendan Hunt* - Ted Lasso - Apple TV+
Nick Mohammed - Ted Lasso - Apple TV+
Paul Reiser - The Kominsky Method - Netflix
Jeremy Swift - Ted Lasso - Apple TV+
Kenan Thompson** - Saturday Night Live - NBC
Bowen Yang - Saturday Night Live - NBC

*Brendan Hunt is also nominated in Writing For A COMEDY SERIES twice for Ted Lasso 
**Kenan Thompson is also nominated for LEAD Actor In A COMEDY SERIES for Kenan



SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE


Renée Elise Goldsberry - Hamilton - Disney+
Kathryn Hahn - WandaVision - Disney+
Moses Ingram - The Queen's Gambit - Netflix
Julianne Nicholson - Mare Of Easttown - HBO
Jean Smart* - Mare Of Easttown - HBO
Phillipa Soo - Hamilton - Disney+

*Jean Smart is also nominated in LEAD Actress For A COMEDY SERIES for Hacks


SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE

Thomas BrodieSangster - The Queen's Gambit - Netflix
Daveed Diggs - Hamilton - Disney+
Paapa Essiedu - I May Destroy You - HBO
Jonathan Groff - Hamilton - Disney+
Evan Peters - Mare Of Easttown - HBO
Anthony Ramos - Hamilton - Disney+


GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES


Alexis Bledel - The Handmaid's Tale - Hulu
Claire Foy - The Crown - Netflix
Mckenna Grace - The Handmaid's Tale - Hulu
Sophie Okonedo - Ratched - Netflix
Phylicia Rashad - This Is Us - NBC


GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES


Don Cheadle - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier - Disney+
Charles Dance - The Crown - Netflix
Timothy Olyphant - The Mandalorian - Disney+
Courtney B. Vance - Lovecraft Country - HBO
Carl Weathers - The Mandalorian - Disney+


GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Jane Adams - Hacks - HBO Max
Yvette Nicole Brown - A Black Lady Sketch Show - HBO
Bernadette Peters - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist - NBC
Issa Rae - A Black Lady Sketch Show - HBO
Maya Rudolph* - Saturday Night Live - NBC
Kristen Wiig - Saturday Night Live - NBC

*Maya Rudolph is also nominated in Character Voice-Over for Big Mouth


GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Alec Baldwin - Saturday Night Live - NBC
Dave Chappelle* - Saturday Night Live - NBC
Morgan Freeman - The Kominsky Method - Netflix
Daniel Kaluuya - Saturday Night Live - NBC
Daniel Levy - Saturday Night Live - NBC

*Dave Chappelle is also nominated in both Directing and Writing For A VARIETY Special for 8:46 - Dave Chappelle



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


VARIETY SKETCH SERIES


A Black Lady Sketch Show - HBO
Saturday Night Live - NBC


VARIETY SPECIAL (LIVE)


Celebrating America - An Inauguration Night Special - Multiple Platforms
63rd Annual Grammy Awards - CBS
The Oscars - ABC
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 SPECIAL (PRE-RECORDED)


Bo Burnham: Inside - Netflix
David Byrne's American Utopia - HBO
8:46 - Dave Chappelle - Netflix
Friends: The Reunion - HBO Max
Hamilton - Disney+
A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote - HBO Max


HOSTED NONFICTION SERIES OR SPECIAL

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman - Netflix
Oprah with Megan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special - CBS
Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy - CNN
United Shades Of America with W. Kamau Bell - CNN
VICE - Showtime


COMPETITION PROGRAM


The Amazing Race - CBS
Nailed It! - Netflix
RuPaul's Drag Race - VH1
Top Chef - Bravo
The Voice - NBC


HOST FOR A REALITY OR COMPETITION PROGRAM


Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness - Queer Eye - Netflix
Nicole Byer - Nailed It! - Netflix
Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary - Shark Tank - ABC
Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons - Top Chef - Bravo
RuPaul - RuPaul's Drag Race - VH1


The 73rd Emmy Awards will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and 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.