“The Crown” and “The Mandalorian” lead the race for the 73rd edition of the television Emmy Awards, tied for 24 nominations, according to the announcement made by the Television Academy of the United States.
The two drama series on Netflix and Disney+ are followed, in number of nominations, by the Marvel/Disney+ miniseries “WandaVision”, at 23, by “The Story of a Servant” (21), by Hulu/MGM, starting from the work of Margaret Atwood, for the historic and award-winning NBC comedy show “Saturday Night Live” (21) for sitcom Apple TV’s “Ted Lasso” (20), HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” (18), another drama series, and Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit” (18) and “Mare of Easttown” of HBO (16).
In terms of producers/broadcasters, according to figures released by the American Television Academy, it is the HBO platform that leads the nominations, with a total of 130 (including HBO Max), followed by Netflix, with 129, the Disney+, at 71, and the television network NBC, at fourth, with a total of 46 nominations.
The list of candidates for the best drama series also demonstrates the domain of productions of the platforms of streaming us emmy, with “Lovecraft Country” by HBO, “Bridgerton” by Netflix, “Pose” by FX, and “The Boys” by Prime Vídeo/Sony, to which are added the multi-award winning “The Handmaid’s Tale” with the fourth season completed, and “This is Us”, by NBC, the only coming from a traditional television network, which prepares the premiere of the sixth and final season for 2022.
For best comedy series, new productions were nominated “Cobra Kai”, “Emily in Paris”, “Hacks”, “The Flight Attendant”, “Pen15” and “Ted Lasso”, which were joined by the already veteran “black- ish” and “The Kominsky Method”.
Actors Jonathan Majors (“Lovecraft Country”), Josh O’Connor (“The Crown”) and Regé-Jean Page (“Bridgerton”) received their first Emmy nominations for best actor in a drama series, joining previous winners in this category: Sterling K. Brown (“This is Us”), Billy Porter (“Pose”) and Matthew Rhys (“Perry Mason”).
Emma Corrin (“The Crown”), Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Uzo Aduba (“In Treatment”), Jurnee Smollet (“Lovecraft Country”) and Mj Rodriguez (“Pose”) are the candidates for best actress in dramatic series.
The winners will be announced on September 18, at a ceremony to be held in Los Angeles, starting at 20:00 local time (4:00 the following day, in mainland Portugal). The full list of Emmy Award nominations is available at Emmy.com.