Emmy Awards are one of the most prestigious awards for acting organised by the television academy Annually. Every TV show in America and around the world is somewhere holding the dream of being named in the list of Emmy’s. Since 1949, Best of the best American primetime TV shows have been awarded a recognition statuette known as the ‘EMMY’ Award.
WHAT MAKES EMMY’S 2021 DIFFERENT
As they say, anything can happen at Emmys, something history, something scandalous, or something record-breaking. This year is no exception. In the distressful period of the pandemic when people were housebound, many web series and new shows emerged and were liked by people. Shows kept people entertained and made them smile in tough times.
On 13th July, Television Academy announced the nominations for the various categories of the awards. The list came out to be historic. Let’s have a quick look at the astonishing and record-smashing facts of the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards nomination list.
Historical Special Awards Nominations are as follows:-
- Ted Lasso
Starting from the Apple TV+ comedy show Ted Lasso, which got 20 nominations in the comedy genre in one year. However, it was not enough to break the record of 30 Rocks which got 30 nominations in a single year. But the series created its record of getting maximum nominations in the first year. That surely beats the record of Glee for 19 nominations as a freshman. The show is nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, where Jason Sudeikis was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
In the limited series category, Disney+’s WandaVision came out to be nothing but impressive. The show got 23 nominations which is a large number for a limited series. The show will compete with other famous series like The Underground Railroad and Mare of Easttown for Outstanding Limited Or Anthology Series title.
- Highest Nominations
Another show from Disney+, “Star Wars: The Mandalorian,” made its place in the list of Outstanding Drama Series nominations. Thus the show got a total of 24 nominations. Netflix’s Royal Drama series The Crown also got 24 nominations and tied with Disney+’s Star wars series The Mandalorian.
This year, some actors came into the limelight with their nominations.
- Multiple nominations
Actress Jean Smart has two balls in her court. She is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Hacks and Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series for Mare of Easttown. Same luck with Aidy Bryant, who got nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Shrill and Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for Saturday Night Live. Another actor Kenan Thompson is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Kenan and Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for Saturday Night Live.
- Long-Awaited Nominations
Ten seasons of Friends and only one actress left without being nominated. Courteney Cox finally got its place in the nominee list as an executive producer of the HBO Friends The reunion. In past years, she did receive 7 Guild awards nominations for her work and won once.
Well-known actor Carl Weathers got his first nomination in the Primetime Emmy Awards for a major acting award at 73. He is nominated as the Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series for The Mandalorians.
Diversity like never before
Emmy’s nominations came out to be more diverse this year. A total of 46 Names shined in the nomination list among the African origin actors in the nominations of 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards.
- Lovecraft Country
This is the first time a Black couple of lead actors got a nomination for the same series in the same year. Lovecraft Country stars Jonathan Majors is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and Jurnee Smollett at the same time is nominated for Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
- Pose and This Is Us
For the first time, a trans-woman, Mj Rodriguez, made up the Outstanding Lead Actress nomination list in a Drama Series category for the show Pose.
Pose star Billy Porter and This Is Us lead Sterling K. Brown, both black actors, got nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category. Both have won in this category once, and if either of them wins; they will be the only black actors to win the title twice. Counting Regé-Jean Page makes four actors from non-white ethnicities come in Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series nomination.
- Lincoln: Divided We Stand
Sterling K. Brown also got nominated for Outstanding Narrator for Lincoln: Divided We Stand.
The history-making nomination list came from the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, where 3 out of 6 nominations are of black women. It never happened before that three black women have been nominated for the same category at Emmy’s.
- RuPaul’s Drag Race
Prominent Drag queen RuPaul is not behind in this race. He is nominated for the Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program. He had already dominated this category for the last five years and will win favourably. Two more wins and he will be the most awarded Black performer of Emmy, beating Donald A. Morgan. RuPaul’s Drag Race has already won 19 different Primetime Emmy awards in the Competition category and holds 11 nominations this year.
- Flight attendant
Flight attendant actress Rosie Perez got nominated for the category of supporting comedy actress, which makes her the Third Latina Actress nominated for this category after Sofia Vergara in 2013.
The big game.
Multinational Mass media Star Walt Disney Company earned 146 nominations altogether from various networks beating their last record of 145 nominations.
Some shows like Small Axe, The Undoing, and The Good Lord Bird, highly appraised by the public, were nowhere in the nominations. It is a bit disappointing that not even a single nomination fell in their name. Same fate for the Sci-fi show ‘The Expanse’ and ‘For All mankind’ faced severe competition against Disney+’s Star wars series, The Mandalorian.
This year’s Award ceremony will be historic, setting many new records. The starry night will be on 19th September. Till then, enjoy watching these shows.