The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards are fast approaching – take a look at the nominations

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The Mandalorian and The Crown are leading the way in this years Primetime Emmy Awards nominations – with over 20 nominations each.

It may seem like award show season is coming to a close, with the Oscars in April and Cannes Festival last month, but the stars of our screens are far from celebrating this years victories.

With a constant flow of content and endless streaming services, its no surprise that the likes of Disney+, Apple TV and Netflix are topping the charts over cable television.

The Mandalorian and The Crown top the charts with 24 nominations each, including Best Drama Series, Outstanding Casting and Cinematography.


Last year viewers were surprised to see that the ceremony went ahead despite the growing cases in the Los Angeles area, and the fall in production of television and movies.

According to the Academy’s press release documents, “The COVID-19 pandemic shuts down television production in early March, but the Emmy Awards and telecast proceed on schedule”

This year see seems no different, as the Academy goes ahead with the ceremony in the middle of September but with a far more scaled down event.

The limited capacity awards will be partially outside at the Event Deck directly behind the Microsoft Theatre in Downtown LA and the red carpet is still going ahead, with fewer guests and fewer broadcasted nominations.

This comes as a precaution as Los Angeles sees a spike in Coronavirus cases, with the Delta variant being the main threat of infection throughout the state of California.

Despite this, the nominations are a glimpse into the talent of the film and television industry, with many British actors including Olivia Colman (The Crown), Paul Bettany (WandaVision), Ewan McGregor (Halston) and Helena Bonhan Carter (The Crown) being invited along.

The final big nomination categories for the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are as follows:

Drama Series

  • The Boys (Prime Video)
  • Bridgerton (Netflix)
  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • Lovecraft Country (HBO)
  • The Mandalorian (Disney+)
  • Pose (FX Network)
  • This is Us (NBC)

Comedy Series

  • black-ish (ABC)
  • Cobra Kai (Netflix)
  • Emily in Paris (Netflix)
  • The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)
  • Hacks (HBO Max)
  • The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
  • PEN15 (Hulu)
  • Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

Limited Series

  • I May Destroy You (HBO, BBC)
  • Mare of Easttown (HBO)
  • The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
  • The Underground Railroad (Prime Video)
  • WandaVision (Disney+)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Uzo Aduba (In Treatment)
  • Olivia Colman (The Crown)
  • Emma Corrin (The Crown)
  • Elizabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Mj Rodriguez (Pose)
  • Jurnee Smollett (Lovecraft Country)
Emma Corrin as Princess Diana and Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s The Crown. Source: The Daily Mail

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • 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 Manson)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Gillian Anderson (The Crown)
  • Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown)
  • Madeline Brewer (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Aunjanue Ellis (Lovecraft Country)
  • Emerald Fennell (The Crown)
  • Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian)
  • O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • John Lithgow (Perry Manson)
  • Tobias Menzies (The Crown)
  • Max Minghella (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Chris Sullivan (This is Us)
  • Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Michael K Williams (Lovecraft Country)

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will broadcast on the 19th of September 2021 at 8pm ET/5p.m. PT on CBS in the US.

For those in the UK, the red carpet will begin at 1am (BST) followed by the ceremony shortly after, which can be viewed on the official Emmy Awards website, Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

For further nominations, including Best Comedy Series, Best Reality Show and Best Variety Talk series, visit

Featured Image:, Entertainment Weekly, IndieWire, GameRadar, Den of Geek, Netflix

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