The 73rd Emmy nominations have been announced

July 14, 2021

Nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards have been announced, recognising a wealth of innovative storytelling, exceptional new programs, and a robust and diverse group of talent nominees.

The live virtual ceremony was hosted by father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) from Los Angeles and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting) from New York along with Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma.

The Crown and The Mandalorian have tied for the top spot for program nominations with 24 followed by WandaVision (23), The Handmaid’s Tale (21), Saturday Night Live (21), Ted Lasso (20), Lovecraft Country (18), The Queen’s Gambit (18) and Mare of Easttown (16).

HBO/HBO Max leads the nominations in totals by platform with 130. Netflix has the second-most nominations with 129, and rounding out the top four are Disney+ with 71 and NBC with 46.

“Television has provided a lifeline for so many around the globe this year, delivering a constant source of entertainment, information and inspiration during some of our most difficult days,” said Scherma. “We are thrilled to honor the diversity of storytelling in television today by recognizing talented artists, programs, producers, directors and craftspeople throughout our industry and celebrating their commitment to this extraordinary medium.”

Bridgerton, Lovecraft Country and The Boys are newcomers to the Outstanding Drama Series category, joining returning nominees Pose, The Crown, The Mandalorian, This Is Us and previous category winner The Handmaid’s Tale.

Seventy-five percent of this year’s nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series are new to the category including Cobra Kai, Emily in Paris, Hacks, Pen15, Ted Lasso and The Flight Attendant. Returning favorites include black-ish and The Kominsky Method.

In total, there were 44 first-time performer nominations across the Lead, Supporting, Guest and Short Form categories this season.

Jonathan Majors, Josh O’Connor and Regé-Jean Page received their first-ever Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series joining previous Emmy winners in this category Sterling K. Brown, Billy Porter and Matthew Rhys. Emma Corrin, Jurnee Smollett and Mj Rodriguez received their first nominations for

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, while previous Emmy winner Uzo Aduba was nominated for the first time in this category. They are joined by returning nominee Olivia Colman and previous Emmy winner in this category Elisabeth Moss.

Kaley Cuoco received her first-ever Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, while previous Emmy winner Jean Smart and previous Emmy nominee Aidy Bryant were nominated for the first time in this category. They join previous Emmy nominee Tracee Ellis Ross and Emmy winner Allison Janney. Jason Sudeikis received his first-ever Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, while previous Emmy winner Kenan Thompson was nominated for the first time in this category. They join six-time nominee in the category Anthony Anderson, along with previous Emmy winners Michael Douglas and William H. Macy.

Individuals with multiple nominations this year include David Attenborough, Sterling K. Brown, Aidy Bryant, Bo Burnham, Steven Canals, Dave Chapelle, Michaela Coel, Jon Favreau, Derek Hough, Brendan Hunt, Maya Rudolph, Jean Smart, Jason Sudeikis and Kenan Thompson.

The nominations rosters may be revised in cases where names or titles are incorrect or appeals for changes—including the addition or removal of names—are approved by the Television Academy’s Emmy Awards Committee. Producer eligibility is based primarily on title; the producer nominees in certain program categories will be announced by mid-August. Final-round online voting begins Aug. 19, 2021.

The 73rd Emmy Awards will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. Executive producers Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart and director Hamish Hamilton have been selected to helm the show for production companies Done+Dusted and Hudlin Entertainment. The Emmys will be broadcast on Sunday, Sept. 19.

The cinematography nominations are as follows:

Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series

Call Me Kat • ‘Plus One’ • Patti Lee, ASC, Director of Photography

The Conners • ‘A Stomach Ache, A Heart Break And A Grave Mistake’ • Donald A. Morgan, ASC, Director of Photography

Country Comfort • ‘Crazy’ • George Mooradian, ASC, Director of Photography

Last Man Standing • ‘Time Flies’ • Donald A. Morgan, ASC, Director of Photography

The Upshaws • ‘Big Plans’ • Donald A. Morgan, ASC, Director of Photography

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour)

grown-ish • ‘Know Yourself’ • Mark Doering-Powell, ASC, Director of Photography

Hacks • ‘Primm’ • Adam Bricker, Director of Photography

Made For Love • ‘User One’ • Nathaniel Goodman, ASC, Director of Photography

The Mandalorian • ‘Chapter 15: The Believer’ • Matthew Jensen, ASC, Director of Photography

Servant • ‘2:00’ • Marshall Adams, ASC, Director of Photography

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour)

Bridgerton • ‘Art Of The Swoon’ • Jeffrey Jur, ASC, Director of Photography

The Crown • ‘Fairytale’ • Adriano Goldman, ASC, BSC, ABC, Director of Photography

Euphoria • ‘Trouble Don’t Last Always’ • Marcell Rév, Director of Photography

Lovecraft Country • ‘Sundown’ • Tat Radcliffe, BSC, Director of Photography

The Mandalorian • ‘Chapter 13: The Jedi’ • Baz Idoine, Director of Photography

Perry Mason • ‘Chapter Two’ • David Franco, Director of Photography

The Umbrella Academy • ‘Right Back Where We Started’ • Neville Kidd, ASC, Director of Photography

Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

Fargo • ‘East/West’ • Dana Gonzales, ASC, Director of Photography

Mare Of Easttown • ‘Illusions’ • Ben Richardson, ASC, Director of Photography

The Queen’s Gambit • ‘End Game’ • Steven Meizler, Director of Photography

Small Axe • ‘Mangrove’ • Shabier Kirchner, Director of Photography

The Underground Railroad • ‘Chapter 9: Indiana Winter’ • James Laxton, ASC, Director of Photography

Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program

City So Real • Cinematography by Steve and Jackson James

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet • Gavin Thurston, Director of Photography

Dick Johnson Is Dead • Kirsten Johnson, Director of Photography

Rebuilding Paradise • Lincoln Else, Director of Photography

Secrets Of The Whales • ‘Ocean Giants’ • Hayes Baxley, Director of Photography, Andy Mitchell, Director of Photography, Brian Armstrong, Director of Photography

The Social Dilemma • Cinematography by Jonathan Pope

Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program

The Amazing Race • ‘Give Me A Beard Bump’ • Joshua Gitersonke, Director of Photography

Deadliest Catch • Series Body Of Work • David Reichert, Jacob Tawney, Shane Moore, Dave Arnold, Nathan Garofalos, Todd Stanley, Bryan Miller, Kelvon Agee, Carson Doyle, Scott Messier, Charlie Beck, Josh Thomas, Directors of Photography

Life Below Zero • Series Body Of Work • Danny Day, John Griber, Simeon Houtman, Ben Mullin, Michael Cheeseman, David Lovejoy, Directors of Photography

Queer Eye • ‘Groomer Has It’ • Garrett Rose, Director of Photography

RuPaul’s Drag Race • Series Body Of Work • Michael Jacob Kerber, Director of Photography

The complete list of Emmy nominations is available at Emmys.com.

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