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Mare of Easttown, The Queen’s Gambit, Ted Lasso in contention for Emmy nominations

The nominations for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced on Tuesday. The September 10 ceremony, which last year was held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will air live on CBS from a theater.

emmy nominations 2021From left to right: Stills from The Queen's Gambit, Ted Lasso and Mare of Easttown.

The Crown and Ted Lasso, among the TV shows that helped distract America during an oppressive pandemic year, are in the hunt for Emmy recognition.

The nominations for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced on Tuesday by father-and-daughter actors Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting), and TV academy chief executive Frank Scherma.

In its fourth season, the British royal drama The Crown moved closer to contemporary events with its version of the courtship and rocky marriage of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer, played by Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin.

The actors are among the favourites for Emmy nods, along with Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II and Gillian Anderson as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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For Netflix, which led the way for the rise of streaming services but has yet to claim a top series trophy, The Crown may represent its best bet. It’s been nominated three times before.

Ted Lasso, a feel-good comedy about a middling American football coach abruptly imported to England to take over a soccer team, could snare nominations for star Jason Sudeikis and cast members including Hannah Waddingham and Nick Mohammed.

the queen's gambit Anya Taylor-Joy in a scene from The Queen’s Gambit. (Phil Bray/Netflix via AP)

Contenders in the miniseries category include The Queen’s Gambit, with breakout star Anya Taylor-Joy as a troubled chess prodigy, and The Underground Railroad, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead and created by Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight).

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Thuso Mbedu and Aaron Pierre, who star in the wrenching depiction of U.S. slavery combined with elements of magical realism, are potential nominees.

Lovecraft Country, which spins a tale about mid-20th-century racism with elements of horror, is up for drama series honours despite its cancellation by HBO after one season.

lovercraft country Courtney B. Vance, Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors in a scene from Lovecraft Country. (HBO via AP)

The Mandalorian and WandaVision are among the sci-fi and fantasy genre shows in contention.

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Also vying for Emmy consideration are shows that made a splash and boast movie stars, including the crime miniseries Mare of Easttown with Kate Winslet and The Undoing with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant.

TV academy voters have a chance to build on the inclusiveness of last year’s acting nominations, which included a record number of Black nominees — 35 — among the 102 contenders for lead, supporting and guest performances in drama, comedy and limited series or TV movie.

At slightly more than 34% of nominees, that improved on the 2018 record of just under 28% of Black actors in those categories. Voters also have the chance to recognise other actors of colour, including Rosie Perez for the comedy thriller The Flight Attendant, and trans actors Mj Rodriguez and Angelica Ross for Pose.

The September 10 ceremony, which last year was held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will air live on CBS from a theater and include a limited in-person audience of nominees and guests. Cedric the Entertainer is the host.

First published on: 13-07-2021 at 03:13:22 pm
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