Netflix’s The Crown and Disney Plus’ The Mandalorian were the most nominated shows of the 73rd annual Emmy nominations on Tuesday, with 24 nods each, but HBO (including HBO Max) edged out Netflix with 130 total noms to Netflix’s 129. Meanwhile, Disney Plus, in only its second year of competition, scored 71 nominations. NBC was the leading broadcaster with 46 total nominations—21 of which were for Saturday Night Live.
Scoring nods for outstanding drama series were Amazon’s The Boys, Netflix’s Bridgerton and The Crown, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, HBO’s Lovecraft Country, which HBO just announced will not return for a second season; The Mandalorian, FX’s Pose and NBC’s This Is Us, which was the only traditional broadcast series to make the list.
Nominees for lead actor in a drama series largely reflected the category’s series nominees, although Matthew Rhys snuck in there for HBO’s period reboot of Perry Mason. Also nominated are two-time Emmy winner and perennial nominee Sterling K. Brown for This Is Us; Lovecraft Country’s Jonathan Majors, who is prepping to play supervillian Kang the Conqueror in Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania; Golden Globe-winner Josh O’Connor for The Crown; Bridgerton’s breakout star Regé-Jean Page; and another previous winner in this category—Billy Porter for Pose.
Three-time previous Emmy-winner Uzo Aduba, like her HBO compatriot Rhys, scored HBO’s In Treatment’s only nomination. The rest of the category was drawn from the series nominees, including nods for The Crown’s Queen Elizabeth Olivia Colman and Princess Diana Emma Corrin as well as previous winner Elizabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale. MJ Rodriguez made history as the first transgender performer to be nominated as lead actress in a drama for Pose, while Jurnee Smollett scored a mention for Lovecraft Country.
On the comedy side, Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso scored 20 nominations. That set a record for most nominations ever for a rookie comedy, surpassing Fox’s Glee. Besides outstanding comedy series, the show also scored mentions for star and executive producer Jason Sudeikis, who won the Golden Globe for this role, and for supporting cast Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple and Hannah Waddingham.
Also nominated best comedy were ABC’s Black-ish, the sole broadcast nominee in this category; as well as Netflix’s Cobra Kai, Emily in Paris and The Kominsky Method; HBO’s Hacks and The Flight Attendant and Hulu’s Pen15.
Besides this year’s Golden Globe-winner Sudeikis, other nominees for lead actor in a comedy series were perennial nominees Anthony Anderson for Black-ish, Michael Douglas for The Kominsky Method, William H. Macy for Showtime’s Shameless, which ended its 11-season run this year; and two-time nominee Kenan Thompson for NBC’s rookie comedy Kenan. Thompson is also nominated best supporting actor in a comedy for Saturday Night Live.
Nominees for lead actress in a comedy series were two-time nominee Aidy Bryant for the third and final season of Hulu’s Shrill (Bryant also scored a nod for SNL); Kaley Cuoco for The Flight Attendant; seven-time Emmy winner Allison Janney for Mom, who has won this category as supporting actress; Tracee Ellis Ross for Black-ish and double-nominee Jean Smart for Hacks, who’s also nominated best supporting actress in a limited series for HBO’s Mare of Easttown.
For limited series, the nominees were HBO’s I May Destroy You and Mare of Easttown, Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, Amazon’s The Underground Railroad and Disney Plus’ Wandavision.
Both of Wandavision’s leads—Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen—were nominated lead actor and actress in a limited series or movie, and the series overall scored 23 nominations, second only to The Crown and The Mandalorian.
Joining Bettany are Hugh Grant for HBO’s The Undoing, Ewan McGregor for Netflix’s Halston and Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. for Hamilton on Disney Plus.
Joining Olsen are Michaela Coel, who created, executive produced and starred in I May Destroy You along with Cynthia Erivo for Nat Geo’s Genius: Aretha; Golden Globe-winner Anya Taylor-Joy for The Queen’s Gambit and Kate Winslet, who executive produced and starred in Mare of Easttown.
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The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, will take place Sept. 19 on CBS and Paramount Plus at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.