“The Crown”, “Mandalorian” tops Emmy nominations with 24 each

By LYNN ELBER AP television writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) – “The Crown” tied with “The Mandalorian” for most Emmy nominations Tuesday with 24 each, but the Marvel Universe also secured bragging rights with runner-up “WandaVision “.

The nominations have bolstered the rapid boom in streaming, with many of the top-nominated scripted shows on the services that have emerged in the past two years. In the top three categories – drama, comedy and limited series – broadcast networks got just two nominations, for NBC drama “This Is Us” and ABC comedy “black-ish”.

During an oppressive pandemic in which homebound Americans relied more than ever on television for entertainment, voters at the television academy recognized a diverse mix of narratives and a diverse group of actors and performers. creators.

An example: Mj Rodriguez of “Pose” is the first trans woman to be nominated in a lead actor category. The show also won the title of Best Drama Series.

“The moment my name was announced I just screamed and collapsed,” Rodriguez said. “My mom grabbed me. She kind of knocked me over.… I remember falling into my boyfriend’s arms and crying tears of joy, tears of happiness. I felt so seen.”

Netflix’s “The Crown” received its fourth Best Series nomination and is arguably the streaming service’s best chance at winning its very first Best Series trophy. The British royal drama moved closer to contemporary events with its version of the courtship and heated marriage of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer, played by Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin.

O’Connor and Corrin received dramatic acting nods, as did the show’s Olivia Colman for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, with an offer of support for Gillian Anderson for her role as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Oprah Winfrey’s interview with the late Diana’s son Harry and his wife Meghan won a nomination for Best Hosted Non-Fiction Series or Special.

Screenings of “The Mandalorian,” an expansion of the “Star Wars” franchise, and the inventive “WandaVision” starring Marvel characters Wanda and Vision, place the series in the ranks of former science fiction and science fiction favorites. Emmy fantasy “Game of Thrones” and “Lost”.

“The Boys,” Amazon’s humorous version of superheroes, got the best dramatic nod.

“I never thought in a million years that playing a witch in a Marvel series would lead to this. It’s like a dream,” said Kathryn Hahn, co-star of ‘WandaVision’. The show’s total of 23 nominations was particularly pleasing.

“I am so moved that this has all been recognized,” Hahn said. “It was incredibly difficult. It was a tough, tough shoot. But … the experience of doing it meant so much to me and it was unexpectedly so deep.”

The number of nominations by Disney +, which launched in late 2019, was impressive, but the streaming triumph was predictable, said Eric Deggans, TV critic for National Public Radio.

“Disney + came out of nowhere and got the third-highest number of nominations of any platform at age 71.… We’re now at a point where this is increasingly becoming a game of streamers and Emmy nominations on it. reflect, ”Deggans said.

HBO and streaming service HBO Max took the lead with 130 total nominations, Netflix on its heels with 129.

The favorite on the comedy side is the kindhearted “Ted Lasso”, about an average American football coach brought to England to manage a football team. The Apple TV + series received 20 nominations, including Best Comedy star Jason Sudeikis and six cast members.

“Hacks,” starring Jean Smart as a comedian who resists the Las Vegas age and life, was next with 15 nods, including a lead actor award for Smart and a offers support for Hannah Einbinder.
Smart, who some claim is enjoying a “Jeannaisance” career, got a second nomination for his supporting role in “Mare of Easttown”. The limited series received 16 nods, including for star Kate Winslet.

Among others who doubled the number of nominations: “Saturday Night Live” stars Kenan Thompson and Aidy Bryant, who received offers of support for the variety show as well as nods from the main comedy series for , respectively, “” Kenan “and” Shrill. “

Other nominees include the former winner of Best Drama Series “The Handmaid’s Tale” with 21 nods, tied with “Saturday Night Live”; “The Queen’s Gambit,” 18; the “Bridgerton” and “Hamilton” costumed dramas, with 12 each.

“Lovecraft Country,” a horror-steeped drama set in the 1950s, Parted America, won a staggering 18 nominations, but was canceled by HBO after one season.

“The Flight Attendant” won nine nominations, including Best Comedy Actress for Kaley Cuoco and a Supporting Actress nomination for Rosie Perez – who becomes the third Latina nominated in the category, after Sofia Vergara for “Modern Family “and Liz Torres for” The John Larroquette Show. “

There were surprises, as usual. Nicole Kidman did not receive a nomination for the limited series “The Undoing”, while co-star Hugh Grant was recognized. But the critically acclaimed “I May Destroy You” miniseries and its star and creator, Michaela Coel, caught nine Emmy nods after being snubbed by the Golden Globes.

A blast from the past that earns new respect: “Cobra Kai”, set 30 years after the events of the movie “Karate Kid”, won the award for best comedy and four nominations in total.

The other nominees for Best Drama Series are “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Lovecraft Country”.
The other nominees for the comedy series are “Emily in Paris”; “The stewardess”; “The Kominsky Method” and “PEN15.”

The nominees for the best mini-series are: “The Queen’s Gambit”; “I can destroy you”; “Easttown Mare”; “The Underground Railroad”; “WandaVision.”

Father and daughter actors Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (“Blindspotting”) and TV Academy director Frank Scherma announced the nominees. There were difficult times when the names of some candidates were mispronounced, including a reference to Anya Taylor-Joy as “Anna”.

The September 19 ceremony, which was held last year virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be broadcast live on CBS from a theater and will include a limited audience of nominees and guests. Cédric l’Animateur is the host.

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