On Tuesday July 13th, the American Television Academy revealed the nominees for the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Most of the nominations were received by HBO and HBO Max streaming service: they are mentioned in the list of contenders for the awards of 130 prizes.
Netflix is just one point behind them.
Among the individual projects, the leadership belongs to the series Crown and The Mandalorian (24 nominations each).
The adaptation of the Wanda / Vision comics has been announced 23 times, and the Handmaid's Tale dystopia has been announced 21 times.
With the exception of the Wanda / Vision miniseries, all films are nominated in the main category, Best Drama Series.
They will compete with Bridgertons, Boys, Lovecraft Country, This Is Us and Pose.
Some of these projects are presented in the acting categories.
For example, Crown actors Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, Emma Corrin, Tobias Menzies, Josh O'Connor, Helena Bonham Carter and Emirald Fennell apply for the statuettes.
Eight nominees have worked on The Handmaid's Tale - Elisabeth Moss, Madeleine Brewer, Bradley Whitford, Max Minghella, Samira Wiley, OT Fugbenley, Yvonne Strahovski, Ann Dowd.
Shot from the series "Crown"
© Shot from the series "Crown"
Also awards for roles in dramatic projects can be noted the work of Uzo Aduba ("Patients"), Matthew Reese ("Perry Mason"), Giancarlo Esposito ("The Mandalorian") and other artists.
Although acting Emmy nominations are still gender-segregated (as opposed to the Berlin Film Festival awards), in 2021, artists of their choice will be able to receive statuettes and certificates that include the neutral term “performer”.
Cobra Kai, Ted Lasso, Black Comedy, Flight Attendant, Kominsky Method, Tricks, 4len and Emily in Paris will compete for the title of the most outstanding comedy series of the year.
The latest project has been at the center of a scandal in connection with the nomination for the 2021 Golden Globe Awards.
Filmmakers, viewers and journalists were outraged that the picture, previously criticized for exploiting cultural stereotypes, received a nomination to bypass tapes about the problems of African Americans.
The series "Ted Lasso" set the record for the most nominations in the first year of the show among the comedy projects.
It is presented in 20 categories.
Shot from the TV series "Ted Lasso"
© Shot from the TV series "Ted Lasso"
Comedy actors include Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant), Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method), Tracey Ellis Ross (Black Comedy), Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso), William H. Macy (The Shameless "), Allison Jenny (" Mother ") and others.
The miniseries category includes I Can Destroy You, Queen's Move, Wanda / Vision, Meir of Easttown, and Underground Railroad.
Personal nominations were received by artists Anya Taylor-Joy, Kate Winslet, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany and Michaela Coel, who played the main roles in these projects, as well as Cynthia Erivo ("Genius"), Hugh Grant ("Play Back"), Ewan McGregor ( Halston) and Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton).
A number of famous actors may receive guest appearances on various shows.
These include Daniel Kaluuya, Dan Levy, Kristen Wiig and Alec Baldwin, who starred on Saturday Night Live, Morgan Freeman (The Kominsky Method), Claire Foy and Charles Dance (The Crown), Timothy Olyphant (The Mandalorian ").
Of the documentary series and programs with the leading ones, the scandalous interview of Oprah Winfrey with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry turned out to be among the nominees.
In it, representatives of the British royal family accused their entourage of lies, racism and psychological pressure.
Also among the documentary projects that came to the attention of academics - The New York Times tape Framing Britney Spears about the life of a famous pop singer, the HBO film "Tina" about Tina Turner and the mini-series "Allen vs. Farrow" about a scandal in the family famous filmmakers (also produced by HBO).
A special issue of the cult TV series of the 1990s and 2000s "Friends: Reunion" can also receive an award.
Moreover, actress Courtney Cox received a Primetime Emmy nomination for the first time.
Although she played in the project from start to finish (for about ten years), her work went unnoticed by the organizers of the award.
Also, the artist was not nominated for this award for participating in other projects.
The 73rd Emmy Awards will take place on September 19, 2021.
It will be hosted by actor Cedric Antonio Kiles, also known as Cedric the Entertainer.