Awards season is coming up fast.

By Christopher Luu
Jul 13, 2021 @ 11:51 am
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After a year of call-in awards shows, Jason Sudeikis hoodies, and technical difficulties, awards season is upon us — and the very first show on the schedule is the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards. Celebrating the best of TV, the ceremony has a long history of major achievements, like Zendaya taking home a trophy for Euphoria back in 2020, Schitt's Creek sweeping almost every comedy award, and Succession taking home absolutely none.

Today, This Is Us's Ron Cephas Jones and his daughter, Jasmine Jones, teamed up with Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma to announce this year's nominees. The big show goes down on September 19 with Cedric the Entertainer tackling hosting duties at the Microsoft Theatre in Downtown L.A. While you catch up on all the prestige TV you missed — or if you just want to re-watch a favorite — here is who's up for this year's big awards.

Emmy Award
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Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Conan
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert


Outstanding Competition Program

The Amazing Race
Nailed It!
RuPaul's Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Aidy Bryant - Shrill
Kaley Cuoco - The Flight Attendant
Allison Janney - Mom
Tracee Ellis Ross - Black-ish
Jean Smart - Hacks

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson - Black-ish
Michael Douglas - The Kominsky Method
William H Macy - Shameless
Jason Sudeikis - Ted Lasso
Kenan Thompson - Kenan

Outstanding Comedy Series

Black-ish
Cobra Kai
Emily in Paris

Hacks
The Flight Attendant
The Kominsky Method
Pen15
Ted Lasso

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Paul Bettany - WandaVision
Hugh Grant - The Undoing
Ewan McGregor - Halston
Lin Manuel Miranda - Hamilton
Leslie Odom Jr. - Hamilton

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Michaela Coel - I May Destroy You
Cynthia Erivo - Genius: Aretha
Elizabeth Olsen - WandaVision
Anya Taylor-Joy - The Queen's Gambit
Kate Winslet - Mare of Easttown

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

I May Destroy You
Mare of Easttown
The Queen's Gambit
The Underground Railroad
WandaVision

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown - This Is Us
Jonathan Majors - Lovecraft Country
Josh O'Connor - The Crown
Rege-Jean Page - Bridgerton
Billy Porter - Pose
Matthew Rhys - Perry Mason 

Outstanding Drama Series
The Boys
Bridgerton
The Crown
The Handmaid's Tale
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian
Pose
This Is Us