For more than a year now, television has been a welcome distraction for those stuck at home during the pandemic. It is now time for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to reward these shows, as well as their creators and stars who entertain the masses.
On Tuesday, father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (“Blindspotting”) announced the nominees for the 73rd Emmy Awards starting at 11:30 am ET.
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.
Top performers in the drama category include Netflix’s Bridgerton and The Crown, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, NBC’s This Is Us, HBO’s Lovecraft Country and FX’s Pose. “The Mandalorian”, which was released through Disney +, is also shortlisted.
For comedies, Apple’s “Ted Lasso” is a strong favorite, followed by HBO Max’s “The Flight Attendant” and “Hacks”, Neftlix’s “The Kominsky Method” and ABC’s “Black-ish”. Other potential nominees are Peacock’s “Rutherford Falls” and “Girls5eva”.
In the limited series category, HBO’s “I May Destroy You” and “Mare of Easttown” will likely compete against Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit”, Amazon Prime’s “The Underground Railroad” and Disney + s “WandaVision”.
The Creative Arts Emmys, which usually take place one week prior to the live broadcast of the Emmys ceremony, recognize technical achievements and are not included in the program. These awards go to cameramen, casting directors and sound engineers, among others. No date has been set for this event.
Here is the full list of top Emmy nominees for the primetime ceremony:
Outstanding variety talk series
“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)
Outstanding competition series
“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Voice” (NBC)
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”
“Cobra Kai” (Netflix)
“Emily in Paris” (Netflix)
“Hacks” (HBO Max)
“The Flight Attendant” (HBO Max)
“The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)
“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV +)
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”
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”
Outstanding limited series
“I can destroy you” (HBO)
“Mare from Easttown” (HBO)
“The Queen’s Gambit” (Netflix)
“The Underground” (Amazon Prime)
“WandaVision” (Disney +)
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Disclosure: Comcast is the parent company of NBCUniversal and CNBC. NBCUniversal is the distributor of “This is Us”, “Girls5eva” and “Rutherford Falls”.