2021 Emmy Awards: Complete Winners List

The Crown‘s Olivia Colman, Ted Lasso‘s Jason Sudeikis, and multihyphenate Debbie Allen took home some of the top honors during the 2021 Emmy Awards, which was broadcast live from the Event Deck at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 19.

Highlights from the ceremony include Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste performing a stripped-down rendition of “River,” a song from Bridges’ 2015 debut album Coming Home, over the In Memoriam segment. There were also a variety of sketches starring some of TV’s recognizable names including New Girl‘s Zooey Deschanel and Seinfeld‘s Jason Alexander.

Cedric The Entertainer opened the show with an audience-assisted sing-a-long version of Biz Markie’s “Just A Friend.”

Here’s a complete list of winners. The categories are listed in alphabetical order.

Outstanding comedy series

black-ish, ABCCobra Kai, Netflix​Emily in Paris, NetflixThe Flight Attendant, HBO MaxHacks, HBO MaxThe Kominsky Method, NetflixPen15, HuluTed Lasso, Apple TV+ — WINNER

Outstanding competition program

The Amazing Race, CBSNailed It!, NetflixRuPaul’s Drag Race, VH1 — WINNERTop Chef, BravoThe Voice, NBC

Outstanding directing for a comedy series

James Burros, B Positive Susanna Fogel, The Flight AttendantLucia Aniello, Hacks — WINNER James Widdoes, Mom Zach Braff, Ted Lasso MJ Delaney, Ted Lasso Declan Lowney, Ted Lasso

Outstanding directing for a drama series

Julie Anne Robinson, Bridgerton, “Diamond Of The First Water” Benjamin Caron, The Crown, “Fairytale”Jessica Hobbs, The Crown, “War” — WINNER Liz Garbus, The Handmaid’s Tale, “The Wilderness” Jon Favreau, The Mandolarian, “Chapter 9: The Marshal” Steven Canals, Pose, “Series Finale”

Outstanding directing for a limited or anthology series or movie

Thomas Kail, Hamilton Sam Miller and Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You, “Ego Death” Sam Miller, I May Destroy You, “Eyes Eyes Eyes Eyes” Craig Zobel, Mare of EasttownScott Frank, The Queen’s Gambit — WINNER Barry Jenkins, The Underground Railroad Matt Shakman, WandaVision

Outstanding drama series

The Boys, Prime VideoBridgerton, NetflixThe Crown, Netflix — WINNERThe Handmaid’s Tale, HuluLovecraft Country, HBOThe Mandalorian, Disney+Pose, FX NetworksThis Is Us, NBC

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

Anthony Anderson, black-ish Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method William H. Macy, ShamelessJason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso — WINNER Kenan Thompson, Kenan

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series

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

Outstanding lead actor in a limited or anthology series or movie

Paul Bettany, WandaVision Hugh Grant, The UndoingEwan McGregor, Halston — WINNER Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton Leslie Odom, Jr., Hamilton

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

Aidy Bryant, Shrill Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant Allison Janney, Mom Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ishJean Smart, Hacks — WINNER

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

Uzo Aduba, In TreatmentOlivia Colman, The Crown — WINNER Emma Corrin, The Crown Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale Mj Rodriguez, Pose Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country

Outstanding lead actress in a limited or anthology series or movie

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy YouCynthia Erivo, Genius: ArethaElizabeth Olsen, WandaVisionAnya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s GambitKate Winslet, Mare of Easttown — WINNER

Outstanding limited or anthology series

I May Destroy You, HBOMare Of Easttown, HBOThe Queen’s Gambit, Netflix — WINNERThe Underground Railroad, Prime VideoWandaVision, Disney+

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series

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

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series

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

Outstanding supporting actor in a limited or anthology series or movie

Anthony Ramos, Hamilton Daveed Diggs, HamiltonEvan Peters, Mare Of Easttown — WINNER Jonathan Groff, Hamilton Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy YouThomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series

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

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series

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

Outstanding supporting actress in a limited or anthology series or movie

Renée Elise Goldsberry, HamiltonKathryn Hahn, WandaVisionMoses Ingram, The Queen’s GambitJulianne Nicholson, Mare Of Easttown — WINNERJean Smart, Mare Of EasttownPhillipa Soo, Hamilton

Outstanding variety sketch series

A Black Lady Sketch Show Saturday Night Live — WINNER

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 — WINNER

Outstanding variety special (pre-recorded)

Bo Burnham: Inside, NetflixDavid Byrne’s American Utopia, HBO8:46 – Dave Chappelle, NetflixFriends: The Reunion, HBOHamilton, Disney+ — WINNERA West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote, HBO

Outstanding variety talk series

Conan, TBSThe Daily Show With Trevor Noah, Comedy CentralJimmy Kimmel Live!, ABCLast Week Tonight With John Oliver, HBO — WINNERThe Late Show With Stephen Colbert, CBS

Outstanding writing for a comedy series

Steve Yockey, The Flight Attendant, “In Case Of Emergency” Meredith Scardino, Girls5eva, “Pilot”Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky, Hacks, “There Is No Line (Pilot)” — WINNER Maya Erskine, Pen15, “Play” Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, and Joe Kelly, Ted Lasso, “Make Rebecca Great Again” Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt, and Joe Kelly, Ted Lasso, “Pilot”

Outstanding writing for a drama series

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

Outstanding writing for a limited or anthology series or movie

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You — WINNER Brad Ingelsby, Mare Of Easttown Scott Frank, The Queen’s Gambit Chuck Hayward and Peter Cameron, WandaVision, “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!” Jac Schaeffer, WandaVision, “Filmed Before A Live Studio Audience” Laura Donney, WandaVision, “Previously On”

Outstanding writing for a variety series

The Amber Ruffin Show, PeacockA Black Lady Sketch Show, HBOLast Week Tonight With John Oliver, HBO — WINNERThe Late Show With Stephen Colbert, CBSSaturday Night Live, NBC

2021 Governors award — Debbie Allen

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