Easttown mare, the Queen’s Gambit, Ted Lasso up for Emmy nominations


The Crown and Ted Lasso, among the TV shows that helped distract America during a year of the oppressive pandemic, are seeking Emmy recognition.

Nominations for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced Tuesday by father and daughter actors Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting), and television academy general manager Frank Scherma.

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

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The actors are among Emmy favorites Nodding their heads, with Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II and Gillian Anderson as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

For Netflix, which paved the way for the rise of streaming services but has yet to win the Best Series trophy, The Crown may represent its best bet. He has already been nominated three times.

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

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

Contestants in the miniseries category include The Queen’s Gambit, with breakout star Anya Taylor-Joy as the struggling chess prodigy, and The Underground Railroad, based on the Pulitzer-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 heart-wrenching description of American slavery combined with elements of magical realism, are potential candidates.

Lovecraft Country, which tells a story about mid-20th-century racism with elements of horror, is in the running for drama honors despite being canceled 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 shows in the running.

Shortlisted for Emmy consideration, the most sensational shows that feature movie stars, including the detective mini-series Mare of Easttown with Kate Winslet and The Undoing with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant.

Voters at the TV academy have an opportunity to build on the inclusiveness of last year’s actor nominations, which included a record number of black nominees – 35 – among the 102 nominees for the main performances, from support and guest in dramas, comedies and limited series or TV movies.

With just over 34% of the nominees, that improved from the 2018 record of just under 28% for black actors in those categories. Voters also get to recognize other actors of color, including Rosie Perez for comedy thriller The Flight Attendant, and trans actors Mj Rodriguez and Angelica Ross for Pose.

The September 10 ceremony, which took place 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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