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Emmys 2021: ‘The Crown’ & ‘The Mandalorian’ Bag 24 Nominations Each; ‘Wanda Vision’ Bags 23

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The nominations for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Tuesday. The Crown and The Mandalorian lead with 24 nominations each, followed by WandaVision at 23.

The Crown, which received an Outstanding Drama Series nod, saw the majority of its nominations in the acting categories. Josh O’ Connor, Olivia Colman, and Emma Corrin made the cut in the respective lead actor categories, marking Corrin and Connor’s first Emmy nominations.

Other actors from the show to receive nods include Tobias Menzies, Gillian Anderson, Helena Bonham Carter, and Emerald Fennell in the supporting actor categories. Charles Dance and Claire Foy also garnered nominations for their guest appearances as Lord Mountbatten and Queen Elizabeth II, respectively.

The Crown (Credit: Netflix)

After The CrownThe Mandalorian and Wanda Vision, the most number of Emmy nominations were bagged by 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).

Meanwhile, actor Mj Rodriguez from Pose became the first ever transgender performer to receive an Emmy nomination in a major acting category with her nod in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category.

In another win for diversity, the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category saw four out of six nominations going to performers of colour, namely Rege-Jean Page (Bridgerton), Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country), Sterling K Brown (This Is Us), and Emmy Award-winning actor Billy Porter (Pose).

BBC and HBO’s I May Destroy You garnered nine Emmy nominations including a Limited Series acting nomination for its creator Michaela Coel. Kate Winslet has also been nominated in the same category for Mare Of Easttown. Other contenders in the limited/anthology series categories include The Queen’s GambitWandaVision, and The Underground Railroad.

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. Lin-Manuel Miranda meanwhile was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie category, for Hamilton. His co-star in Hamilton, Leslie Odom, Jr. also received a nomination in the same category.

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.

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.

Still from ‘Bridgerton’s’ Official Poster

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.

HBO leads among all networks with a total of 130 nominations, followed by Netflix with 129 nominations, Disney+ with 71 and NBC with 46 nominations.

The nominations were announced in a virtual ceremony by father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones, who was speaking from Los Angeles, and Jasmine Cephas Jones, who was speaking from New York along with Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma, on Tuesday.

The Emmys will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network on September 19. The event, this year, will be hosted by Cedric the
Entertainer.

To see the full list of the nominations, click here.

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