LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Crown” and “The Mandalorian” top the list of Emmy Awards nominees, with 24 mentions each, but the Marvel universe also did well with the series “WandaVision” did.
Applications fueled the rapid rise of “streaming”. In the top three categories — drama, comedy and limited series — only NBC’s “This Is Us” earned nominations.
In a pandemic year in which stay-at-home Americans rely more than ever on television for entertainment, Television Academy voters recognized a wide variety of storytelling and a diverse group of actors and creators.
An example: MJ Rodriguez from “Pose” is the first female transsexual candidate in a major acting category.
Netflix’s “The Crown” garnered its fourth Best Series nomination, and it probably represents the streaming service’s best chance at winning its first trophy in this category.
The British royal drama, starring Josh O’Connor and Emma Corinne, drew closer to contemporary events with the volatile courtship and marriage of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer. Both are vying for lead roles in the drama, as Olivia Colman for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, and Gillian Anderson for her supporting role as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Noted for “The Mandalorian”, an expansion of the Star Wars franchise, and the inventive “WandaVision” of Marvel characters Wanda and Vision, the show has placed these shows in the ranks of past favorites for “game” sci-fi and fantasy Emmys. . of thrones “and” lost. “
The nominees for Best Drama Series are: “The Boys,” “Bridgeton,” “The Crown,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Lovecraft Country,” “The Mandalorian,” “Pose,” and “This Is Us.”
Nominees for Best Comedy Series: “Black-ish”, “Cobra Kai”, “Emily in Paris”, “The Flight Attendant”, “Hacks”, “The Kominsky Method”, “Pen15” and “Ted Lasso”.
In competition for best mini-series are “The Queen’s Gambit”, “I May Destroy You”, “Mayor of Easttown”, “The Underground Railroad” and “WandaVision”. In the Best Actress in a Comedy Series category: Eddie Bryant from “Srill”, Jean Smart from “Hacks”, Kelly Cuoco from “The Flight Attendant”, Tracee Ellis Ross from “Black-ish” and Alison Janney from “Mom” .
The September 10 ceremony will be broadcast live from a theater on CBS and will include a limited individual audience of nominees and guests.