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The Crown Sweeps While Ted Lasso Scores Big at the 2021 Emmys

The Crown is the belle of the ball, winning in every drama category. Photo: CBS

An in-person Emmys ceremony? With stars and creatives receiving their awards from someone not in a hazmat suit? What a concept! Unlike last year’s ceremony, this year’s Emmys are bringing all our television favorites together to celebrate the TV that kept us sane in 2020.

From Ted Lasso’s nomination domination to the limited series showdown between The Queen’s Gambit and Mare of Easttown, it was certainly an interesting night: Mare of Easttown’s Julianne Nicholson won supporting actress over Kathryn Hahn’s much-predicted win for her portrayal of Agatha Harkness in WandaVision. Predictably, Ted Lasso had a big night in its respective categories, with Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham and totally real human man Brett Goldstein each nabbing an award before the show won Outstanding Comedy Series. Hacks also landed three awards: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing, and Outstanding Comedy Actress for Jean Smart.

Meanwhile, The Crown completely swept the drama category, making it a bittersweet send-off before the series’ next cast makes its season four debut (aka hello, Elizabeth Debicki!). And Michaela Coel took home a writing award for I May Destroy You while delivering one of the best speeches of the night. What a night, folks. Here are all of your 2021 Primetime Emmy winners.

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

Outstanding Comedy Series
Cobra Kai
Emily in Paris
The Flight Attendant
The Kominsky Method
Ted Lasso

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

Outstanding Drama Actor
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

Outstanding Drama Actress
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

Outstanding Comedy Actor
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Kenan Thompson, Kenan

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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series
Paul Bettany, WandaVision
Hugh Grant, The Undoing
Ewan McGregor, Halston
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series
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 

Outstanding 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

Outstanding 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

Outstanding 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 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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series
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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series
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 Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Nailed It!
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice 

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

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
A Black Lady Sketch Show
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
A Black Lady Sketch Show
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Saturday Night Live
The Amber Ruffin Show
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Variety Special (Live)
Celebrating America - An Inauguration Night Special
63rd Annual Grammy Awards
The Oscars
Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Starring The Weeknd
Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand: Building Back America Great Again Better 2020

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-recorded)
Bo Burnham: Inside
David Byrne’s American Utopia
8:46 - Dave Chappelle
Friends: The Reunion
A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote 

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
The Boys, “What I Know,” Rebecca Sonnenshine
The Crown, “War,” Peter Morgan
The Handmaid’s Tale, “Home,” Yahlin Chang
Lovecraft Country, “Sundown,” Misha Green
The Mandalorian, “Chapter 13: The Jedi,” Dave Filoni
The Mandalorian, “Chapter 16: The Rescue,” Jon Favreau
Pose, “Series Finale,” Steven Canals, Brad Falchuk, Our Lady J, Janet Mock, and Ryan Murphy

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
The Flight Attendant, “In Case of Emergency,” Steve Yockey
Girls5Eva, “Pilot,” Meredith Scardino
Hacks, “There Is No Line,” Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky
PEN15, “Play,” Maya Erskine
Ted Lasso, “Make Rebecca Great Again,” Joe Kelly, Brendan Hunt, and Jason Sudeikis
Ted Lasso, “Pilot,” Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt, and Joe Kelly

Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
I May Destroy You, Michaela Coel
Mare of Easttown, Brad Ingelsby
The Queen’s Gambit, Scott Frank
WandaVision, “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!,” Chuck Hayward and Peter Cameron
WandaVision, “Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience,” Jac Schaeffer
WandaVision, “Previously On,” Laura Donney

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Bridgerton, “Diamond of the First Water,” Julie Anne Robinson
The Crown, “Fairytale,” Benjamin Caron
The Crown, “War,” Jessica Hobbs
The Handmaid’s Tale, “The Wilderness,” Liz Garbus
The Mandalorian, “Chapter 9: The Marshall,” Jon Favreau
Pose, “Season Finale,” Steven Canals

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
B Positive, “Pilot,” James Burrows
The Flight Attendant, “In Case of Emergency,” Susanna Fogel
Hacks, “There Is No Line,” Lucia Aniello
Mom, “Scooby-Doo Checks and Salisbury Steak,” James Widdoes
Ted Lasso, “Biscuits,” Zach Braff
Ted Lasso, “The Hope That Kills You,” M.J. Delaney
Ted Lasso, “Make Rebecca Great Again,” Declan Lowney

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Anthology, or Movie
Hamilton, Thomas Kail
I May Destroy You, “Ego Death,” Sam Miller and Michaela Coel
I May Destroy You, “Eyes Eyes Eyes Eyes,” Sam Miller
Mare of Easttown, Craig Zobel
The Queen’s Gambit, Scott Frank
The Underground Railroad, Barry Jenkins
WandaVision, Matt Shakman

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