NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – The fields of the Outstanding Drama and Comedy Emmys will look very different from last year, when nominations for the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are announced Tuesday morning.
Of the eight outstanding nominees for last year’s drama series, only three are eligible to be nominated this year – Netflix’s drama about the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, “The Crown”; Hulu’s dystopian drama “The Handmaid’s Tale”; and the Disney + “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian”.
Other contenders for the Eight Outstanding Drama Nominations included the scorching eight-episode Netflix alternate-history period drama “Bridgerton” and the canceled HBO horror series “Lovecraft Country”. Both received AFI Awards for Television Program of the Year and were nominated in the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, SAG’s equivalent for Best Drama Series.
Two series nominated in previous years, but not in 2020, are in the running – NBC family drama “This Is Us” and “Pose,” the FX drama spotlighting culture’s legends, icons and fierce mothers. of the New York underground ball.
No new episodes of last year’s winner, “Succession,” have aired during the eligibility period, June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021. The third season of the HBO series about a wealthy family with a Global media company will begin airing in the fall.
“This Is Us” is the only series on a major broadcast network to be nominated in the category since 2012, receiving nominations in 2017, 2018 and 2019. A series from the major broadcast networks has not won since “24 “from Fox in 2006.
The only outstanding nominee for last year’s comedy series eligible this year is Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method”. Last year’s winner, POP TV’s “Schitt’s Creek,” wrapped up its six-season series in April 2020.
“Ted Lasso” leads the field of contenders. The Apple TV + series starring Jason Sudeikis as an American football coach who becomes an English Premier League coach won the AFI and Writers Guild awards for best comedy and best new series.
“Ted Lasso” was nominated for the Golden Globes for Best Musical or Comedy Television Series, nominated for the SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and the Producers Guild Awards as nominee for Outstanding Producer of ‘an episodic comedy series.
The mystery comedy “The Flight Attendant” starring Kaley Cuoco with HBO Max was also a SAG Award nominee for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, WGA Award nominee for Best New Series and Producers Guild Award nominee in the same category as “Ted Lasso.”
The last time a major broadcast network series won in the Emmy Comedy category was 2014, when ABC’s “Modern Family” won for the fifth year in a row.
Eligibility for Anthology Series was moved to the Outstanding Limited Series category, which was renamed to Limited Series or Outstanding Anthologies. Previously, an anthology series could enter the competition in the comedy or drama series categories, or entrants could divide the series into individually entered independent films.
Nominations include “The Queen’s Gambit,” the seven-part Netflix miniseries starring Anya Taylor-Joy as the chess prodigy, and Showtime’s tale of pre-war America “The Good Lord Bird “, who have both received AFI awards; the seven-episode crime drama starring Kate Winslet on HBO, “Mare of Easttown”; and “WandaVision,” the mix of nine Disney + episodes from classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Two Producers Guild Award nominees in the Outstanding Producers of Limited Series category are also nominations for the Emmy Awards – “I May Destroy You”, the 12-episode BBC One and HBO drama about a London writer in her twenties ( Michaela Coel) seeking to rebuild her life after being raped, and HBO’s mysterious six-part psychological thriller “The Undoing”.
VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, winner of the past three years in a series of outstanding competitions, is expected to be nominated for the fifth consecutive year. Bravo’s “Top Chef” is expected to be nominated for the 15th consecutive year and NBC’s “The Voice” for the 10th consecutive year.
“The Amazing Race” is again eligible for nomination. It was nominated in each of the first 17 years of the category but was ineligible last year as CBS did not air a new season during the eligibility period.
He’s a 10-time winner, including each of the top seven.
Other rule changes for 2021 include any programs that were nominated for an Oscar are no longer eligible to enter the Primetime Emmy Awards competition, and any non-documentary films placed on the Academy of Motion Picture platform. Arts and Sciences for Oscar consideration will be considered a motion picture film, and therefore ineligible for the Emmy competition.
The category of outstanding stunts by an individual or team in a drama, comedy, limited series or movie was created to recognize the stuntmen themselves. Previously, there were only stunt coordination categories.
Children’s shows, previously eligible for the Primetime Emmys, are now only eligible for the Daytime Emmy contest.
In another change for 2021, nominees and winners of any performer category titled “actor” or “actress” can request that their certificate of nomination and Emmy statuette bear the term “performer” in place of actor or actress. actress.
No category of performer entitled “actor” or “actress” had a gender requirement for submissions.
Ron Cephas Jones and his daughter, Jasmine Cephas Jones, will host the virtual nominations announcement at 8:30 am Tuesday, which will be broadcast live on Emmys.com. The couple made Emmy history in 2020 when they became the first father-daughter duo to win Emmy Awards that same year.
Television Academy President and CEO Frank Scherma will join them in announcing the nominations.
The 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented on September 19 at the Microsoft Theater, with what the Television Academy has described as “a limited audience of nominees and their guests.”
Cédric the Animator will be the host.
The bulk of the 119 awards will go to the Creative Arts Emmys in September. The dates of the ceremonies have not been announced. These awards are mainly in technical categories, such as image editing, costumes, hairstyle, makeup and sound, but also include awards for guest actors.