February 25, 2024

An Emmy statue at the press preview of the 71st Emmy Awards Governors Ball at LA Live in Los Angeles, California on September 12, 2019.

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For more than a year now, television has been a welcome distraction for those stuck at home during the pandemic. On Tuesday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored those shows that entertained the masses as well as their creators and stars.

HBO and HBO Max led the field along with a total of 130 nominations for this year’s ceremony. Netflix had the second most at 129 and newcomer Disney + had the third at 71.

Netflix’s “The Crown” and Disney + s “The Mandalorian” shared the most nominations with 24 on Tuesday. Marvel’s “WandaVision,” another Disney + series, hit 23.

“Television has created a lifeline for so many people around the world this year and has provided a constant source of entertainment, information and inspiration during some of our toughest days,” said Frank Scherma, chairman and CEO of Television Academy.

“We are thrilled to recognize the diversity of storytelling in television today by recognizing talented artists, programs, producers, directors and artisans across our industry and celebrating their dedication to this extraordinary medium,” he said.

On Tuesday, the father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (“This is Us”) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (“Blindspotting”) announced the nominees for the 73rd Emmy Awards.

Last year’s ceremony was badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, which made it difficult for nominees to gather. Jimmy Kimmel and the ABC team had to get creative with the winners announcement and awarding of prizes.

This year, CBS is hosting the annual event. It has hired Cedric the Entertainer to host the live show that will be held on September 19th at the Microsoft Theater. The limited audience includes all nominees and their personal guests.

The Primetime Emmy Awards are presented in 26 different categories, ranging from acting and writing awards to awards for different types of programs – comedies, dramas, and talk shows, among others. Shows are eligible for this year’s ceremony if released between June 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021.

The Creative Arts Emmys, which recognize technical achievements, are not included in the program. These awards go to cameramen, casting directors and sound engineers, among others. The event will be broadcast on September 18th.

Here is the full list of top Emmy nominees for the primetime ceremony:


Leading actress, comedy
Aidy Bryant, “Shrill”
Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant”
Allison Janney, “Mama”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “black”
Jean Smart, “Hacks”

Leading actor, comedy
Anthony Anderson, “black”
Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
Kenan Thompson, “Kenan”

Supporting Actress, Comedy
Hannah Binders, “Hacks”
Aidy Bryant, “SNL”
Kate McKinnon, “SNL”
Cecily Strong, “SNL”
Juno Temple, “Ted Lasso”
Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso”
Rosie Perez, “The Flight Attendant”

Supporting Actor, Comedy
Carl Clemons-Hopkins, “Hacks”
Kenan Thompson, “SNL”
Bowen-Yang, “SNL”
Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”
Brendan Hunt, “Ted Lasso”
Nick Mohammed, “Ted Lasso”
Jeremy Swift, “Ted Lasso”
Paul Reiser, “The Kominsky Method”

Pictured: (lr) Bowen Yang as “The Iceberg That Sank The Titanic” and anchor Colin Jost during the weekend update on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

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Guest Actress, Comedy
Jane Adams, “Hacks”
Yvette Nicole Brown, “A Black Lady Sketch Show”
Bernadette Peters, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”
Issa Rae, “A Black Lady Sketch Show”
Maya Rudolph, “SNL”
Kristen Wiig, “SNL”

Guest actor, comedy
Alec Baldwin, “SNL”
Dave Chappelle, “SNL”
Morgan Freeman, “The Kominsky Method”
Daniel Kaluuya, “SNL”
Daniel Levy, “SNL”

Comedy series
“Black-ish” (ABC)
“Cobra Kai” (Netflix)
“Emily in Paris” (Netflix)
“Hacks” (HBO Max)
“The Flight Attendant” (HBO Max)
“The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)
“Pin15” (top)
“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV +)

Limited series, film or anthology

Leading actress, limited series, film or anthology
Michaela Coel, “I can destroy you”
Cynthia Erivo, “Genius: Aretha”
Elizabeth Olsen, “WandaVision”
Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Gambit”
Kate Winslet, “Easttown Mare”

Leading actor, limited series, film or anthology
Paul Bettany, “WandaVision”
Hugh Grant, “The Downfall”
Ewan McGregor, “Halston”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”
Leslie Odom Jr., “Hamilton”

Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany play as Wanda Maximoff and Vision in Marvel’s “WandaVision”.


Supporting actress, limited series, film or anthology
Phillipa Soo, “Hamilton”
Renee Elise Goldsberry, “Hamilton”
Jean Smart, “mare from Easttown”
Julianne Nicholson, “Easttown Mare”
Moses Ingram, “The Queen’s Gambit”
Kathryn Hahn, “WandaVision”

Supporting actor, limited series, film or anthology
Daveed Diggs, “Hamilton”
Jonathan Groff, “Hamilton”
Anthony Ramos, “Hamilton”
Paapa Essiedu, “I can destroy you”
Evan Peters, “mare from Easttown”
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, “The Queen’s Gambit”

Limited series
“I can destroy you” (HBO)
“Mare from Easttown” (HBO)
“The Queen’s Gambit” (Netflix)
“The Underground” (Amazon Prime)
“WandaVision” (Disney +)

TV movie
“Dolly Partons Christmas on the Square” (Netflix)
“Oslo” (HBO)
“Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia” (Lifetime)
“Sylvie’s Love” (Amazon Prime)
“Uncle Frank” (Amazon Prime)


Leading actress, drama
Uzo Aduba, “In Treatment”
Olivia Colman, “The Crown”
Emma Corrin, “The Crown”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Maid’s Fairy Tale”
Mj Rodriguez, “Pose”
Jurnee Smollett, “Lovecraft Country”

Leading 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”

Rege-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor star in Netflix’s “Bridgerton”.


Supporting Actress, Drama
Aunjanue Ellis, “Lovecraft Country”
Gillian Anderson, “The Crown”
Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown”
Emerald Fennell, “The Crown”
Madeline Brewer, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Yvonne Strahovski, “The Maid’s Fairy Tale”
Samira Wiley, “The Maid’s Tale”

Supporting Actor, Drama
Michael K. Williams, “Lovecraft Country”
John Lithgow, “Perry Mason”
Tobias Menzies, “The Crown”
OT Fagbenle, “The Maid’s Story”
Max Minghella, “The Maid’s Tale”
Bradley Whitford, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Giancarlo Esposito, “The Mandalorian”
Chris Sullivan, “This is us”

Guest Actress, Drama
Alexis Bledel, “The Maid’s Tale”
Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Mckenna Grace, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Sophie Okonedo, “Ratched”
Phylicia Rashad, “This is us”

Guest actor, drama
Don Cheadle, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”
Charles Dance, “The Crown”
Timothy Olyphant, “The Mandalorian”
Courtney B. Vance, “Lovecraft Country”
Carl Weathers, “The Mandalorian”

The Mandalorian and the Child in Disney + s “The Mandalorian”.


Drama series
“The Boys” (Amazon)
“Bridgerton” (Netflix)
“The Crown” (Netflix)
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
“Lovecraft Land” (HBO)
“The Mandalorian” (Disney +)
“Pose” (FX)
“This is us” (NBC)

Diversity and competition

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)
“Done!” (Netflix)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Voice” (NBC)

Reality show host
Nicole Byer, “It nailed it!”
Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness, “Queer Eye”
RuPaul, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary, “Shark Tank”
Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons, “Top Chef”

Unstructured Reality Program
“Will” (Disney +)
“Below deck” (Bravo)
“Indian Matchmaking” (Netflix)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked” (VH1)
“Selling Sunset” (Netflix)

Different series of sketches
“A Black Lady Sketch Show” (HBO)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

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