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HBO Max, Netflix Dominate Emmy Awards Nominations

By DA Staff 14 July 2021

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The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards are around the corner and this year’s ceremony will be hosted in-person once again. Emmy winning father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones and Jasmine Cephas Jones announced the long-awaited list of nominees on a livestream on 13 July.

Netflix’s The Crown and Disney+’s The Mandalorian are tied for the most nominations, bagging 24 each. After Netflix’s total domination at last year’s Emmy Awards with a whopping 160 nominations, this year the streaming giant lost out to rivals HBO Max with a narrow margin of 130 to 129.

The Comedy categories will see new winners this year with last year’s awardee Schitt’s Creek out of the running. The comedy series battle is between Apple TV+’s  Ted Lasso—which has earned itself 20 nominations making it the most nominated freshman comedy series in TV history—HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant and Hacks and ABC’s Black-ish. Netflix’s Emily In Paris, The Kominsky Method and Cobra Kai and Hulu’s Pen15 have also been nominated in the Best Comedy Series category.

Saturday Night Live alumni Kenan Thompson and Aidy Bryant received nods in the Best Supporting Actor/Actress as well as Lead Actor in a Comedy Series categories for their performances on SNL and their own shows Kenan and Shrill respectively. Meanwhile, Dave Chappelle and Bo Burnham fight it out with the likes of Hamilton and Friends: The Reunion in the Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) category.

Check out all the nominations in the comedy categories below:

Outstanding Comedy Series

Black-ish
Cobra Kai
Pen15
Emily in Paris
Hacks
Ted Lasso
The Flight Attendant
The Kominsky Method

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
William H. Macy, Shameless
Kenan Thompson, Kenan

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Aidy Bryant, Shrill
Jean Smart, Hacks
Allison Janney, Mom
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso
Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso
Jeremy Swift, Ted Lasso
Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method
Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Rosie Perez, The Flight Attendant
Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso
Juno Temple, Ted Lasso

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Chris Rock, Saturday Night Live
Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live
Daniel Kaluuya, Saturday Night Live
Dan Levy, Saturday Night Live
Morgan Freeman, The Kominsky Method

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Issa Rae, A Black Lady Sketch Show
Jane Adams, Hacks
Bernadette Peters, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Yvette Nicole Brown, A Black Lady Sketch Show

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

Dave Chappelle, 8:46
A West Wing Special To Benefit When We All Vote
Bo Burnham, Inside
David Byrne’s American Utopia

Friends: The Reunion
Hamilton

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show
Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Conan
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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