73rd Annual Emmy Awards Nominations List 2021

Here’s the list of nominees for the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2021:

DRAMA SERIES

Bridgerton
The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale
This Is Us
The Mandalorian
Lovecraft Country
Pose
The Boys

COMEDY SERIES

Ted Lasso
Hacks
The Flight Attendant
The Kominsky Method
PEN15
Cobra Kai
Emily in Paris
Black-ish

LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA

Emma Corrin, The Crown
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Uzo Aduba, In Treatment
MJ Rodriguez, Pose
Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country

LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA

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

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA

Michael K. Williams, Lovecraft Country
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
John Lithgow, Perry Mason
O-T Fagbenle, The Handmaid’s Tale
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Max Minghella, The Handmaid’s Tale

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Madeline Brewer, The Handmaid’s Tale
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale
Cynthia Nixon, Ratched
Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY

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

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY

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

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live
Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso
Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks
Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso
Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method
Jeremy Swift, Ted Lasso
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso
Juno Temple, Ted Lasso
Rosie Perez, The Flight Attendant
Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live

LIMITED SERIES

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

TV MOVIE

Sylvie’s Love
Uncle Frank
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square
Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia
Oslo

LEAD ACTRESS, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

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

LEAD ACTOR, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

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

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision
Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit
Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown
Phillipa Soo, Hamilton
Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown

SUPPORTING ACTOR, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit
Jonathan Groff, Hamilton
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown
Anthony Ramos, Hamilton

DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sophie Okonedo, Ratched
McKenna Grace, The Handmaid’s Tale
Claire Foy, The Crown
Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

DRAMA GUEST ACTOR

Charles Dance, The Crown
Courtney B. Vance, Lovecraft Country
Carl Weathers, The Mandalorian
Timothy Olyphant, The Mandalorian
Don Cheadle, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS

Yvette Nicole Brown, A Black Lady Sketch Show
Issa Rae, A Black Lady Sketch Show
Jane Adams, Hacks
Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Bernadette Peters, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

COMEDY GUEST ACTOR

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live
Daniel Kaluuya, Saturday Night Live
Dan Levy, Saturday Night Live
Morgan Freeman, The Kominsky Method

ANIMATED PROGRAM

The Simpsons
Big Mouth
Bob’s Burgers
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal
South Park: The Pandemic Special

COMPETITION PROGRAM

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

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

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES?

Saturday Night Live
A Black Lady Sketch Show
The Amber Ruffin Show
How To With John Wilson
Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready

HOST FOR A REALITY OR COMPETITION PROGRAM

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye
Nicole Byer, Nailed It
Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, and Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio, Top Chef

There are even more categories than this, but I can’t list them all. The full list of nominees is on emmys.com and the winners will be awarded on Sunday, September 19th 2021. 

Academy Award Predictions 2021 & Oscar Ballot Sheet

Here’s the full list of this year’s Academy Award nominees vying to take home those coveted Oscar statues on Sunday, April 25th, 2021 (or the early hours of Monday 26th if you’re on the other side of the planet like me). 

You can download my PDF ballot sheet here that can be completed digitally or printed and written on. Have a go at predicting the winners or challenge your friends and family to do the same. I usually like to score 2pts for every correct first choice, and 1pt for every second choice winner.

Below, I’ve put who the predicted winners are thought to be, as well as my runner up choices with an outside chance of taking it and in some cases those I’d personally like to see win.

A few things to watch out for:

  • Potentially the first time all acting winners are people of colour, including a posthumous win for Chadwick Boseman.
  • Mank, despite having the most nominations may go home empty-handed, Citizen Kane only won one Academy Award itself.
  • It could be the second year in a row that the Best Picture is primarily in Korean if Minari manages a surprise win thanks to preferential balloting.
  • Despite Hamilton not being deemed eligible, Leslie Odom Jr. will likely win an Oscar for his song Speak Now, or if not, it could be Diane Warren’s year to finally win after 12 nominations!

Best Picture

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black BottomPREDICTED WINNER (though I’d say it’s close)
  • Andra Day – The United States vs. Billie Holiday
  • Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
  • Frances McDormand – Nomadland
  • Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman – SECOND CHOICE (this is very hard to call)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – SECOND CHOICE
  • Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
  • Olivia Colman – The Father
  • Amanda Seyfried – Mank
  • Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari – PREDICTED WINNER

Best Director

  • Lee Isaac Chung – MinariSECOND CHOICE
  • Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
  • David Fincher – Mank
  • Thomas Vinterberg – Another Round
  • Chloé Zhao – Nomadland – PREDICTED WINNER

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit One Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  • The FatherSECOND CHOICE
  • NomadlandPREDICTED WINNER
  • One Night in Miami…
  • The White Tiger

Best Original Screenplay

Best International Feature Film

  • Another Round – Denmark – PREDICTED WINNER
  • Better Days – Hong Kong
  • Collective – Romania
  • The Man Who Sold His Skin – Tunisia
  • Quo Vadis, Aida? – Bosnia and Herzegovina – SECOND CHOICE

Best Original Song

Best Original Score

  • Da 5 Bloods – Terence Blanchard
  • Mank – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • Minari – Emile Mosseri
  • News of the World – James Newton Howard – SECOND CHOICE
  • Soul – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste – PREDICTED WINNER

Best Animated Feature

Best Documentary Feature

  • CollectiveMY PREFERENCE
  • Crip Camp – SECOND CHOICE
  • The Mole Agent
  • My Octopus TeacherPREDICTED WINNER
  • Time(Don’t rule this out, it was an early frontrunner for months)

Best Cinematography

Best Costume Design

  • Emma. – Alexandra Byrne – SECOND CHOICE
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Ann Roth – PREDICTED WINNER
  • Mank – Trish Summerville
  • Mulan – Bina Daigeler
  • Pinocchio – Massimo Cantini Parrini

Best Make-Up and Hairstyling

Best Production Design

Best Visual Effects

Best Film Editing

Best Sound

Best Animated Short

Best Live Action Short

Best Documentary Short