‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘Lovecraft Country,’ ‘The Boys,’ & ‘WandaVision’ Receive Major Emmy Nominations

by Erik Amaya

Genre is once again big at the Emmys.

The Television Academy announced the nominations for its 73rd Primetime Awards Tuesday with The Mandalorian, Lovecraft Country, The Boys, Cobra Kai, and WandaVision all getting nominated in key categories: the first three in Best Drama, with the other two taking spots in the Best Comedy and Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series, respectively. Additionally, WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany were nominated in the Lead Actor in an Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series categories as well. Kathryn Hahn also nabbed a nod in the Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series category. Lovecraft Country‘s Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors also received nominations in the Lead Actor Drama categories.

Beyond that, the shows also took home a bevy of nominations in writing and technical categories.

While the shift to a more even field for genre television and more traditional fare like The Crown and Black-ish has been brewing for awhile, it is interesting to finally see multiple shows get recognition across the three of the four formats recognized by the Academy — and that’s only because no one is making high-end genre TV movies. Of course, the wider acceptance comes from the larger amount of prestige genre shows available, which still leaves hard-working genre shows on broadcast channels with little-to-no recognition. That’s a trend we doubt will change as broadcast television continues to be sidelined outside of Saturday Night Live, Late Night chat shows, This is Us, and Black-ish.

Here’s the complete list of nominations in the major categories (via Deadline):

Drama Series

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

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

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

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
Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian
O-T Fagbenle, 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 K. Williams, Lovecraft Country

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

Comedy Series

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

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

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

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

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

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

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

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

Lead Actress in a Limited/Anthology/Movie

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

Lead Actor in a Limited/Anthology/Movie

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

Supporting Actor in a Limited/Anthology/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

Supporting Actress in a Limited/Anthology/Movie

Renée 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

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

Below Deck
Indian Matchmaking
RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked
Selling Sunset

Outstanding Competition Program

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

Variety Talk Series

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

Television Movie

Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square
Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia
Sylvie’s Love
Uncle Frank

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards air September 19th on CBS.

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