2021 Emmy Awards: Nominees Announced

The 2021 Emmy Nominations were announced Tuesday ahead of the 73rd Award show in September.  

HBO and HBO Max lead the nominations with 130 nominations, followed by Netflix with 129 and Disney+ with 71.   

The live ceremony will return to the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles in front of a limited audience of nominees and guests. Emmy nominated producers Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart will serve as the ceremony’s executive producers, while Hamish Hamilton will direct the telecast. The event will be hosted by actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer.  

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Emmy award-winning duo Ron Cephas Jones and Jasmin Cephas Jones announced the nominations. In 2020, they made history as the first father-daughter pair to win Emmy Awards in the same year.  

This year’s nominees include numerous Black and Brown performers, such as:  

  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Outstanding Variety Talk Series  
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race – Outstanding Competition Program 
  • Nailed It – Outstanding Competition Program 
  • Tracee Ellis Ross in Black-ish – Lead Actress in a Comedy Series  
  • Anthony Anderson in Black-ish– Lead Actor in a Comedy Series  
  • Keenan Thompson in Kenan – Lead Actor in a Comedy Series  
  • Black-ish – Outstanding Comedy Series  
  • Leslie Odom Jr. in Hamilton – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie 
  • Daveed Diggs in Hamilton – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie 
  • Anthony Ramos in Hamilton – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie 
  • Paapa Essiedu in I May Destroy You – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie 
  • Michaela Coel in I May Destroy You – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie 
  • Cynthia Erivo in Genius: Aretha – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie 
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry in Hamilton – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie 
  • Moses Ingram in The Queen’s Gambit – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie 
  • I May Destroy You – Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series  
  • The Underground Railroad– Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series  
  • Uzo Aduba in In Treatment -Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series  
  • Mj Rodriguez in POSE– Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series  
  • Jurnee Smollett in Lovecraft Country – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series  
  • Aunjanue Ellis in Lovecraft Country – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series  
  • Sophie Okonedo in Ratched – Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series  
  • Phylicia Rashad in This Is Us – Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series 
  • Sterling K. Brown in This is Us – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series  
  • Jonathan Majors in Lovecraft Country – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series  
  • Regé-Jean Page in Bridgerton – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series  
  • Billy Porter in POSE – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series  
  • Michael K. Williams in Lovecraft Country – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series  
  • Courtney B. Vance in Lovecraft Country – Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series  
  • Don Cheadle in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series  
  • Carl Weathers in The Mandalorian – Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series  
  • Bridgerton – Outstanding Drama Series  
  • Lovecraft Country – Outstanding Drama Series  
  • POSE – Outstanding Drama Series  
  • Carl Clemons-Hopkins in Hacks – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series 
  • Rosie Perez in The Flight Attendant – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series  
  • Daniel Kaluuya on Saturday Night Live– Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series  
  • Dave Chappelle on Saturday Night Live – Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series  
  • Morgan Freeman in The Kominsky Method – Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series  
  • Issa Rae in A Black Lady Sketch Show – Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series  
  • Yvette Nicole Brown in A Black Lady Sketch Show – Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series  
  • Maya Rudolph on Saturday Night Live – Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series  
  • POSE – Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series  
  • Lovecraft Country – Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series  
  • POSE – Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series  
  • Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia – Outstanding Television Movie 
  • Sylvie’s Love – Outstanding Television Movie 
     

The full list of nominees can be found here. 

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