Emmy nominations 2021 is scheduled when the world is finally un-snoozing the long coronavirus pandemic. This year’s nominations cover the time when the TV industry was turned upside down – thanks to the pandemic. Therefore, this year’s nominations include such shows and performances which are – to say the least, a bit “unconventional”
Nominations saw the domination of the streaming services such as Netflix, Disney plus, and HBO. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic yet again, the work of otherwise unnoticed actors and talent houses were recognized in this year’s 73rd Emmy awards nominations.
HBO and HBO Max dominated the streaming media platform with a whopping 130 nominations. Netflix secured the second position by falling short of just 1 nod and sat comfortably on 129 whereas Disney+ got 71 nods from the jury.
As expected Netflix’s The Crown stole the show and secured as many as 24 nominations but the surprise was Disney+ ‘s The Mandalorian which also tied up with The Crown and got nominated in 24 different categories.
Disney+’s WandaVision got 23 nominations whereas Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale secured 21 nominations.
Among the top 10 most nominated shows, 7 were from the streaming platforms and the only Mare of Easttown, Lovecraft country and Saturday Night live were televised shows.
The race to clinch the Emmy in limited series categories remains tight as always, where Kate Winslet, Michaela Coel, and Anya Taylor-Joy will be facing off each other in the lead actress categories. On the other hand, many actors scored double nominations in best actor categories as well as a character actor and supporting casts, this included Jean Smart, Kenan Thompson, and Aidy Bryant.
The Emmy nominations 2021 were thankfully announced without making the audience wince and scratch their heads. All the nominations reflected the promising future this industry holds. Promising newcomers along with old masters of the craft were seen competing with each other showcasing how the industry played well together to protect the craft from crippling during the pandemic.
The 2021 Emmy nominations were announced live by the father-daughter duo of Ron Cephas Jones and Jasmine Cephas Jones. The jury announced that this year; Emmy awards will be conducted in person on September 19th on CBS. The show is scheduled to be aired live from the Los Angeles’ Microsoft theater and will be hosted by Cedric the entertainer.