By Abb Jones
The Reelness

Ted Lasso and The Crown were the big winners at the 2021 Emmy awards in Los Angeles Sunday night. Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer to a limited, COVID-tested audience, they were broadcast live on CBS and Paramount+.

In addition to winning Best Comedy Series, Ted Lasso won three of the four acting prizes, with Jean Smart winning Best Lead Actress for HBO’s Hacks. Netflix’s The Crown swept the drama categories, winning Best Drama Series and all four acting prizes. The Queen’s Gambit won Best Limited Series with Mare of Easttown picking up three of the four acting awards.

Here is the list of nominees and winners, noted with a ⭐️. (Click on the highlighted series for our reviews.)

Best Drama Series

The Boys
⭐️ The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian
This Is Us

Best Comedy Series

Cobra Kai
Emily In Paris
The Flight Attendant
The Kominsky Method
⭐️ Ted Lasso

Best Limited Series

I May Destroy You
Mare of Easttown
⭐️ The Queen’s Gambit
The Underground Railroad

Best Television Movie

⭐️ Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square
Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia
Sylvie’s Love
Uncle Frank

Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Uzo Aduba, In Treatment
⭐️ Olivia Colman, The Crown
Emma Corrin, The Crown
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
MJ Rodriguez, Pose
Jumee Smollett, Lovecraft Country

Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country
⭐️ Josh O’Connor, The Crown
Regé-Jean Page, Bridgerton
Billy Porter, Pose
Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason

Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Aidy Bryant, Shrill
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Allison Janney, Mom
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
⭐️ Jean Smart, Hacks

Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
William H. Macy, Shameless
⭐️ Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Kenan Thompson, Kenan

Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha
Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision
Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit
⭐️ Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Paul Bettany, WandaVision
Hugh Grant, The Undoing
⭐️ Ewan McGregor, Halston
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Leslie Odom, Jr., Hamilton

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

⭐️ Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Madeline Brewer, The Handmaid’s Tale
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country
Emerald Fennell, The Crown
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian
O-T Fagbenie, The Handmaid’s Tale
John Lithgow, Perry Mason
⭐️ Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Max Minghella, The Handmaid’s Tale
Chris Sullivan, This Is Us
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Michael Kenneth Williams, Lovecraft Country

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Rosie Perez, The Flight Attendant
Hannah Einbender, Hacks
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live
Juno Temple, Ted Lasso
⭐️ Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks
⭐️ Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso
Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso
Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method
Jeremy Swift, Ted Lasso
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Renee Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision
Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit
⭐️ Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown
Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown
Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You
Jonathan Groff, Hamilton
⭐️ Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown
Anthony Ramos, Hamilton

Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Biedel, The Handmaid’s Tale
⭐️ Claire Foy, The Crown
Mckenna Grace, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sophie Okonedo, Ratched
Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Don Cheadle, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Charles Dance, The Crown
Timothy Olyphant, The Mandalorian
Carl Weathers, The Mandalorian
⭐️ Courtney B. Vance, Lovecraft Country

Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Jane Adams, Hacks
Yvette Nicole Brown, A Black Lady Sketch Show
Bernadette Peters, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Issa Rae, A Black Lady Sketch Show
⭐️ Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

⭐️ Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live
Morgan Freeman, The Kominsky Method
Daniel Kaluuya, Saturday Night Live
Dan Levy, Saturday Night Live
Chris Rock, Saturday Night Live

Best Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live
⭐️ Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Best Variety Sketch Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show
⭐️ Saturday Night Live

Best Variety Special (Live)

Celebrating America – An Inauguration Night Special
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards
The Oscars
The Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Starring The Weeknd
⭐️ Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020

Best Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

Bo Burnham: Inside
David Byrne’s American Utopia
8:46 – Dave Chappelle
Friends: The Reunion
⭐️ Hamilton
A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote

Best Competition Program

The Amazing Race
Nailed It!
⭐️ RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

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