From ‘I Might Destroy You’ incomes its as a result of ‘Emily in Paris’ scoring a greatest comedy nod, this 12 months’s nominations have been stuffed with surprises, each good and dangerous.
Over the previous 16 months, good tv has been one among our solely saving graces, providing us a welcome distraction throughout attempting instances. The Emmy Awards are once we hope to see our favorite exhibits get the popularity they deserve, and given TV’s elevated presence in our lives all through the pandemic, that feels extra necessary than ever. On July 13, the nominations for the 73rd annual Emmy Awards have been launched, and social media was rapidly taken over by followers’ combined reactions. Although this isn’t a comprehensive list of the Emmy nominations 2021, right here’s our tackle this 12 months’s most notable Emmy nods, from pleasant surprises to the saddest snubs.
Emily in Paris
The present, starring Lily Collins, earned a nomination for Greatest Comedy Collection, and we’re really confused. Regardless of being renewed for a second season, Emily in Paris has been on the receiving finish of steady backlash for depicting an ultra-Americanized model of France, full of drained clichés about French individuals whereas following the principle character Emily, who’s a bit of too girlboss-y for her own good. Twitter’s response to this nomination appears like a collective digital head shake, with viewers questioning how and why the flawed present has been nominated over extra deserving comedies. (FWIW, the present was little question a welcome escape for a lot of in the course of the pandemic and whereas we will recognize the froth of all of it, it feels a bit… out of its league up towards exhibits like Hacks and Black-ish.)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah interview
Sure, you learn that proper. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s sit-down interview with Oprah earned a nomination for Greatest Hosted Nonfiction Collection or Particular. The interview, which aired in March and rapidly went viral, uncovered shocking particulars concerning the couple’s time as working members of the British royal household. It additionally served as a lesson to journalists all over the place on tips on how to conduct The Greatest Interview, with Oprah quotes like, “Have been you silent, or have been you silenced?” now without end etched into the popular culture historical past books.
Loyalty is the prevailing theme amongst Hamilton followers. Nearly six years after premiering on Broadway and incomes 11 Tony Awards, the play-turned-Disney+ movie mission raked up 12 Emmy nominations. Particular person members of the present obtained loads of recognition, with nominations going to Lin-Manuel Miranda (who additionally wrote the not too long ago launched musical-turned-film In The Heights), Leslie Odom Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo, Daveed Diggs, Jonathan Groff and Anthony Ramos.
Most heartwarming mentions
MJ Rodriguez made historical past as the primary brazenly transgender actor to be nominated within the class of Excellent Lead Actress. Rodriguez earned the nod for her position in Pose, a drama collection about New York Metropolis’s underground drag ball tradition within the Eighties and Nineties. Pose has earned a complete of 11 Emmy nominations over its first two seasons, however that is the primary time a member of the collection’s predominantly trans feminine forged has been acknowledged with a nod.
Regé-Jean Web page
Regé-Jean Web page obtained an Emmy nomination for Lead Actor in a Drama Collection for his position because the Duke of Hastings in Netflix’s hit Regency drama Bridgerton. Whereas we’re thrilled to see Web page obtain his first Emmy nom, this serves as a painful reminder that the fan-favourite actor gained’t be returning to the present for its second season.
Most disappointing snubs
The plot: a one-hit-wonder woman group from the ’90s reunites to provide their desires one other shot. The execution: an adventurous musical comedy. The forged: stuffed with gems like Renée Elise Goldsberry and Busy Philipps. What’s to not love? Sadly, it appears the Emmys ignored this one. Whereas the present’s pilot was nominated in a writing class, followers have been anticipating extra Emmy recognition, particularly because the present was govt produced by Emmy-favourite Tina Fey. Fortunately, Girls5Eva has a second season assured, so we’re holding out hope for subsequent 12 months.
Beyoncé and Taylor Swift
No, Bey and Taylor didn’t low-key collab on a drama collection (though that might be wonderful). The artists respectively launched musical streaming specials this 12 months, Beyoncé with the Disney+ movie Black Is King, and Swift with Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions. Although each releases have been adored by followers, neither earned nominations for Excellent Selection Particular, or some other classes, for that matter.
Mare of Easttown
HBO’s Mare of Easttown not solely enthralled audiences with an unbelievable efficiency by Kate Winslet, however stored us hooked with its mystery-filled plot. The seven-episode mini-series felt like an sincere exploration of grief that we don’t at all times see onscreen and has been receiving reward since its launch. Unsurprisingly, the present obtained 16 Emmy nominations.
I Might Destroy You
Lastly, some justice for Michaela Coel! After being snubbed at the latest Golden Globes Awards, the present not too long ago picked up two BAFTA Awards and a Peabody, and is simply persevering with this momentum with 9 Emmy nominations. I Might Destroy You, which stars and was written by Coel, forces viewers to assume deeply about consent and the really uncomfortable work that goes into coping with trauma. The present earned these nominations nearly a full 12 months after its launch — displaying simply how impactful and necessary it’s.
Marvel followers rejoice! The sci-fi sitcom has had everybody speaking since its launch earlier this 12 months, and rightfully collected 23 Emmy nominations, together with lead actor nods for its stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany. We’re particularly jazzed to see Olsen get her flowers, as her efficiency within the genre-blurring collection has additional confirmed her dynamic appearing talents.
The 2021 Emmy Awards will happen on Sunday, September 19 starting at 8 p.m. ET, and could be streamed by Canadians on Paramount Plus. After being held nearly final 12 months as a result of COVID-19, this 12 months’s ceremony will likely be held in-person (!) full with a dwell viewers and pink carpet, and hosted by American TV character Cedric the Entertainer. On account of COVID precautions, the viewers will likely be restricted to simply the nominees and their visitors, and the ceremony will likely be broadcast dwell from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.