It’s time for the 2021 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, after more than a year of television saving our sanity while under lockdown for COVID-19.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

Drama Series

The Boys
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian
This Is Us

Comedy Series

Cobra Kai
Emily in Paris
The Flight Attendant
The Kominsky Method
Ted Lasso

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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

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Competition Series

The Amazing Race
Nailed It!
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Limited or Anthology Series

I May Destroy You
Mare of Easttown
The Queen’s Gambit
The Underground Railroad

TV Movie

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.

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With files from The Associated Press

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