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Emmy Awards 2021

Emmy 2021 nominations: full list by category

This year will see the return of live guests for the first time since 2019.

Rows of Emmy Award statuettes are seen at the 2006 Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles August 19, 2006
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Programs expected to dominate the awards include The Crown and The Mandalorian with both shows having 24 nominations.

This year's awards ceremony will be held on Sunday September 19 and they will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer on CBS and Paramount+.


Comedy Series


Cobra Kai

Emily in Paris


The Flight Attendant

The Kominsky Method


Ted Lasso

Lead Actor

Anthony Anderson, black-ish

Kenan Thompson, Kenan

Willian H. Macy, Shameless

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

Lead Actress

Aidy Bryant, Shrill

 Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Allison Janney, Mom

Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish

Jean Smart, Hacks

Supporting Actor

Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso

Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso

Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method

Jeremy Swift, Ted Lasso

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live

Supporting Actress

Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live

Hannah Einbinder, Hacks

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Rosie Perez, The Flight Attendant

Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live

Juno Temple, Ted Lasso

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Guest Actor

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live

Morgan Freeman, The Kominsky Method

Daniel Kaluuya, Saturday Night Live

Daniel Levy, Saturday Night Live

Guest Actress

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, Saturday Night Live

Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live


James Burrows, B Positive

Lucia Aniello, Hacks

James Widdoes, Mom

Zach Braff, Ted Lasso

MJ Delaney, Ted Lasso

Declan Lowney, Ted Lasso

Susanna Fogel, The Flight Attendant


Meredith Scardino, Girls5eva

Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky, Hacks

Maya Erskine, pen15

Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly, Ted Lasso

Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly, Ted Lasso

Steve Yockey, the Flight Attendant


Drama Series

The Boys


The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale

Lovecraft Country

The Mandalorian


This Is Us

Lead Actor

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country

Josh O’Connor, The Crown

Regé-Jean Page, Bridgerton

Billy Porter, Pose

Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason

Lead Actress

Uzo Aduba, In Treatment

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Emma Corrin, The Crown

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Mj Rodriguez, Pose

Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country

Supporting Actor

Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian

O.T. Fagbenle, The Handmaid’s Tale

John Lithgow, Perry Mason

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

Supporting Actress

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

Guest Actor

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

Guest Actress

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale

Claire Foy, The Crown

Mckenna Grace, The Handmaid’s Tale

Sophie Okonedo, Ratched

Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us


Julie Anne Robinson, Bridgerton

Steven Canals, Pose

Benjamin Caron, The Crown

Jessica Hobbs, The Crown

Liz Garbus, The Handmaid's Tale

Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian


Misha Green, Lovecraft Country

Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, Janet Mock and Our Lady J,Pose

Rebecca Sonnenshine, The Boys

Peter Morgan, The Crown

Yahlin Chang, The Handmaid's Tale

Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian

Dave Filoni, The Mandalorian

Limited or anthology series, movie

Limited Or Anthology Series

I May Destroy You

Mare of Easttown

The Queen’s Gambit

The Underground Railroad


Television Movie

Lead Actor

Paul Bettany, WandaVision

Hugh Grant, The Undoing

Ewan McGregor, Halston

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton

Lead Actress

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha

Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision

Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit

Kate Winslet, The Mare of Easttown

Supporting Actor

Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You

Jonathan Groff, Hamilton

Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown

Anthony Ramos, Hamilton

Supporting Actress

Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision

Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit

Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown

Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown

Phillipa Soo, Hamilton


Thomas Kail, Hamilton

Sam Miller and Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Sam Miller, I May Destroy You

Craig Zobel, Mare of Easttown

Scott Frank, The Queen's Gambit

Barry Jenkins, The Underground Railroad

Matt Shakman, WandaVision


Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Brad Ingelsby, Mare of Easttown

Scott Frank, The Queen's Gambit

Jac Schaeffer, WandaVision

Laura Donney, WandaVision

Chuck Hayward and Peter Cameron, WandaVision

And a select few...

Animated Program

Big Mouth

Bob's Burgers


South Park - The Pandemic Special

The Simpsons

Cinematography For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie


Mare of Easttown

Small Axe - A Collection of Five Films

The Queen's Gambit

The Underground Railroad

Music Composition For A Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)



The Queen's Gambit

The Underground Railroad


Original Main Title Theme Music

Allen v. Farrow


Ted Lasso

The Flight Attendant


Character Voice-Over Performance

Jessica Walter, Archer

Maya Rudolph, Big Mouth

Stacey Abrams, black-ish

Julie Andrews, Bridgerton

Tituss Burgess, Central Park

Stanley Tucci, Central Park

Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy

Special Visual Effects In A Season Or A Movie

Lovecraft Country

The Boys

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

The Mandalorian


Stunt Coordination

Doom Patrol


The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

The Mandalorian



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