Royal Family drama The Crown and comedy Ted Lasso are among the TV shows that helped distract us during the oppressive pandemic year, and were rightly recognized for it.
The nominations for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday morning by father-and-daughter actors Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting), along with TV academy chief executive Frank Scherma.
In its fourth season, Netflix’s The Crown moved closer to contemporary events with its version of the courtship and rocky marriage of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer, played by Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin.
For Netflix, which led the way for the rise of streaming services but has yet to claim a top series trophy, The Crown may represent its best bet. It’s been nominated three times before.
Ted Lasso, a feel-good comedy about a middling American football coach abruptly imported to England to take over a soccer team, garnered nominations for star Jason Sudeikis.
Contenders in the miniseries category include The Queen’s Gambit, with breakout star Anya Taylor-Joy as a troubled chess prodigy, and The Underground Railroad, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead and created by Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight).
The Mandalorian and WandaVision are among the sci-fi and fantasy genre shows in contention.
Find a complete list of the nominees in the major categories below. (Some categories are still to be announced, but will be added as soon as they’re made available.)
The Handmaid’s Tale
This Is Us
Emily in Paris
The Flight Attendant
The Kominsky Method
Lead Actor, Drama
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country
Josh O’Connor, The Crown
Regé-Jean Page, Bridgerton
Billy Porter, Pose
Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason
Lead Actress, Drama
Uzo Aduba, In Treatment
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Emma Corrin, The Crown
Elizabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
MJ Rodriguez, Pose
Jurnee Smollet, Lovecraft Country
Lead Actor, Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Kenan Thompson, Kenan
Lead Actress, Comedy
Aida Bryant, Shrill
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Allison Janney, Mom
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Jean Smart, Hacks
Supporting Actor, Drama
Supporting Actress, Drama
Supporting Actor, Comedy
Supporting Actress, Comedy
Guest Actor, Drama
Guest Actress, Drama
Guest Actor, Comedy
Guest Actress, Comedy
Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
The Amazing Race
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Limited or Anthology Series
I May Destroy You
Mare of Easttown
The Queen’s Gambit
The Underground Railroad
Lead Actor, Limited Series or Movie
Paul Bettany, WandaVision
Hugh Grant, The Undoing
Ewan McGregor, Halston
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Lesie Odom, Jr., Hamilton
Lead Actress, Limited Series or Movie
Michaela Coen, I May Destroy You
Cynthia Erivo, Genius
Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision
Ann Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit
Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown
Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie
Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie
The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The ceremony will be broadcast live on TV and available for streaming on Paramount+.
For a complete list of nominees, please visit the official Emmys site.
— With files from The Associated Press
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