Will The Crown sweep the awards as many predict? Will it be a great year for Apple TV and Ted Lasso? Will the Queen's Gambit once again take the accolades? To find an answer to all those questions, which have been haunting your thoughts for weeks, tune into the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards at 8 p.m. Sunday ET.
Favorites to walk away triumphant
Netflix show The Crown and Disney+ offering The Mandalorian tie the nomination lead with 24 each, so most likely we will see one of those two grab the biggest award for the best Drama Series. That said, The Handmaid's Tale could be a potential rival in the category having achieved 21 nominations after four seasons.
Ted Lasso is a strong contender to take this year's award for Best Comedy Series, while The Queen's Gambit is expected to do the same in its category Limited Series after dominating the Creative Arts Emmys.
The Crown dominates the odds in nearly all of its nominated categories, with the only exception of Best Drama Supporting Actors which is expected to be conquered by Michael K. Williams from Lovecraft Country. The Crown actors Josh O'Connor and Emma Corrin are lined up to becoming best drama actor and actress, respectively.
Emma Corrin as Princess Diana performs "All I Ask of You" from The Phantom of the Opera, as shot for Season 4 Episode 9 (“Avalanche”). pic.twitter.com/SgAmQb2LK9
Below are all the nominees by category for the 2021 Emmy Awards.
Best Competition Program
Best Television Movie
Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Best Variety Talk Series
Best Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
Categories shifted for safety matters
Among the categories shifted from Creative Arts to Primetime as part of the measures taken by the Television Academy to prevent covid-19 from spreading to attendees are:
Best Variety Sketch Series award to be decided between A Black Lady Sketch Show and Saturday Night Live.
Best Variety Special (Live), whom nominees include, Celebrating America — An Inauguration Night Special, the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, The Oscars, The Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Starring The Weeknd, and Stephen Colbert's Election Night 2020: Democracy's Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020.