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See the Emmy nominations!

The Emmy nominations were announced this morning and gone are the days when most of the nominated shows are on broadcast television. It’s all about streaming baby!

The quality of television has never been better and this is a great part. But because there is so much content and not everyone has been bingeing on the same shows, the awards broadcast has a lot more of those “I’ve never seen that show” moments which does make it less enjoyable to watch.

But, of course, I’ll be watching and rooting for Jean Smart to win for Hacks, Mj Rodriguez and Billy Porter to win for Pose.

Drama Series
The Boys (Amazon)
Bridgerton (Netflix)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Lovecraft Country (HBO)
The Mandalorian (Disney+)
Pose (FX)
This Is Us (NBC)

Lead Actress, Drama
Uzo Aduba, In Treatment (HBO)
Olivia Colman, The Crown (Netflix)
Emma Corrin, The Crown (Netflix)
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Mj Rodriguez, Pose (FX)
Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Lead Actor, Drama
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)
Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country (HBO)
Josh O’Connor, The Crown (Netflix)
Rege-Jean Page, Bridgerton (Netflix)
Billy Porter, Pose (FX)
Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason (HBO)

Supporting Actress, Drama
Gillian Anderson, The Crown (Netflix)
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown (Netflix)
Emerald Fennell, The Crown (Netflix)
Madeline Brewer, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Supporting Actor, Drama
Tobias Menzies, The Crown (Netflix)
O-T Fagbenle, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Max Minghella, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Michael K. Williams, Lovecraft Country (HBO)
Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian (Disney+)
John Lithgow, Perry Mason (HBO)
Chris Sullivan, This Is Us (NBC)

Comedy Series
Black-ish (ABC)
Cobra Kai (Netflix)
Emily in Paris (Netflix)
Hacks (HBO Max)
The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
Pen15 (Hulu)
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

Lead Actress, Comedy
Aidy Bryant, Shrill
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish (ABC)
Jean Smart, Hacks (HBO Max)

Lead Actor, Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish (ABC)
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
Kenan Thompson, Kenan (NBC)

Supporting Actress, Comedy
Rosie Perez, The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)
Hannah Einbinder, Hacks (HBO Max)
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Juno Temple, Ted Lasso IApple TV+)
Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso IApple TV+)

Supporting Actor, Comedy
Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks (HBO Max)
Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
Jeremy Swift, Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

Limited Series
I May Destroy You (HBO)
Mare of Easttown (HBO)
The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
The Underground Railroad (Amazon)
WandaVision (Disney+)

Lead Actress, Limited Series, Movie or Anthology
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)

Lead Actor, Limited Series, Movie or Anthology
Paul Bettany (WandaVision)
Hugh Grant (The Undoing)
Ewan McGregor (Halston)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton)
Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton)

Supporting Actress, Limited Series, Movie or Anthology
Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton (Disney+)
Phillipa Soo, Hamilton (Disney+)
Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown (HBO)
Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown (HBO)
Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision (Disney+)

Supporting Actor, Limited Series, Movie or Anthology
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton (Disney+)
Jonathan Groff, Hamilton (Disney+)
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton (Disney+)
Anthony Ramos, Hamilton (Disney+)
Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You (HBO)
Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown (HBO)
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)

TV Movie
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (Netflix)
Oslo (HBO)
Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia (Lifetime)
Sylvie’s Love (Prime Video)
Uncle Frank (Prime Video)

Variety Talk Series
Conan (TBS)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Variety Special (Live)
Celebrating America — An Inauguration Night Special (Multiple Platforms)
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards (CBS)
The Oscars (ABC)
The Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Starring The Weeknd (CBS)
Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020 (Showtime)

Variety Sketch Series
A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Competition Series
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Nailed It! (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

Host, Reality or Competition Program
Nicole Byer, Nailed It! (Netflix)
Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye (Netflix)
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank (ABC)
Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Top Chef (Bravo)

Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman (Netflix)
Oprah With Meghan And Harry: A CBS Primetime Special (CBS)
Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (CNN)
United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell (CNN)
Vice (Showtime)

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking
Dick Johnson Is Dead (Netflix)
76 Days (Pluto)
Welcome To Chechnya (HBO)

Structured Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
Property Brothers: Forever Home (HGTV)
Queer Eye (Netflix)
Running Wild With Bear Grylls (National Geographic)
Shark Tank (ABC)

Unstructured Reality Program
Becoming (Disney+)
Below Deck (Bravo)
Indian Matchmaking (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked (VH1)
Selling Sunset (Netflix)

Here is a LINK to the full list of nominees including the interesting category of Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance which pits Dame Julie Andrews against Stacey Abrams, Tituss Burgess, Stanley Tucci, Seth Macfarlane, Maya Rudolph and the late Jessica Walter.

The Emmy Awards will be broadcast Sunday, Sept. 19, in a live telecast starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. It will air on CBS and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Cedric the Entertainer will host.



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One Remark

  1. July 13th, 2021 at 1:39 pm
    Bill Christie says:

    I’m probably in the minority, (in some ways, today), but I think that most network shows are SO WELL produced and directed, that few of these special ditties can really compete. Most of them are vehicles for actors who can’t get a gig anywhere else, and sometimes produce themselves in the offering. I’ve truly seen some fantastic performances in series. Actors have time to grow into their parts, develop them, and become that character. These short series and performances are like movies, you’re in and out, and never get comfortable with the characters or drama. Very few movies appeal to me, and I’m bored by most. Most off-network series invariable have poor acting, but awards can be passed around to more folks. I know I’m SUPPOSED to like HBO, etc. (because “that’s what you do”), but most productions there bore me, and are too movie-like to get comfortable with anything, including the characters. I get entertained with Network series, and could care less about any awards. it’s been years since I felt that the Emmys meant anything, but to reward “specific” folks.

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