Emmy Awards 2021: Ted Lasso Wins Best Comedy, The Crown Best Drama, The Queens Gambit Best Limited Series

Jason Sudeikis was acknowledged as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for “Ted Lasso,” the Apple TV+ series that received the Prime Time Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.

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Television’s big night was dominated by the streaming services that have revolutionized the industry and pressed their way into millions of American homes during the pandemic.

Netflix’s The Crown and Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso racked up award after award during the 73rd Primetime Emmy awards Sunday, while Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, which sparked a global chess revival, was acknowledged as the year’s Outstanding Limited Series.

Production delays caused by the pandemic removed such Television Academy favorites as HBO’s Succession or BBC America’s Killing Eve from contention, leaving the field open to other possibilities. Jean Smart, the 70-year-old star of the HBO Max series Hacks, received the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as an aging Las Vegas comic. Kate Winslet claimed the statue for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series for her role as a melancholy police detective in HBO’s Mare of Easttown.

Much of the rest of the night belonged to Ted Lasso and The Crown. Jason Sudeikis won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his lead role as an unfailingly upbeat manager of a Premier League soccer team in Ted Lasso, which was named the season’s Outstanding Comedy Series. The long-running series about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown, was named Outstanding Drama Series and swept the acting categories for a season that dealt with the troubled relationship between Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

The winners are:

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

The Queen’s Gambit, Netflix

I May Destroy You, HBO

Mare Of Easttown, HBO

The Underground Railroad, Amazon Prime Video

WandaVision, Disney+

Outstanding Drama Series

The Crown, Netflix

The Boys, Amazon Prime Video

Bridgerton, Netflix

The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu

Lovecraft Country, HBO

The Mandalorian, Disney+

Pose, FX Networks

This Is Us, NBC

Outstanding Comedy Series

Ted Lasso, Apple TV+

Black-ish. ABC

Cobra Kai, Netflix

Emily In Paris, Netflix

The Flight Attendant, HBO Max

Hacks, HBO Max

The Kominsky Method, Netflix

Pen15, Hulu

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Josh O’Connor, The Crown

Regé-Jean Page, Bridgerton

Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country

Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason

Billy Porter, Pose

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Emma Corrin, The Crown

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Uzo Aduba , In Treatment

Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country

MJ Rodriguez, Pose

Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Ewan McGregor, Halston

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Leslie Odom, Jr., Hamilton

Hugh Grant, The Undoing

Paul Bettany, WandaVision

Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit

Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Jean Smart, Hacks

Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Allison Janney, Mom

Aidy Bryant, Shrill

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Anthony Anderson, black-ish

Kenan Thompson, Kenan

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

William H. Macy, Shameless

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

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 Lasso

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks

Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live

Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso

Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso

Jeremy Swift, Ted Lasso

Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown

Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown

Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit

Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision

Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Jonathan Groff, Hamilton

Anthony Ramos, Hamilton

Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You

Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Gillian Anderson, The Crown

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

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Tobias Menzies, The Crown

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 Variety Talk Series

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver


The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Jimmy Kimmel Live

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Variety Sketch Series

Saturday Night Live

A Black Lady Sketch Show

Competition Program

RuPaul’s Drag Race, VH1

The Amazing Race, CBS

Nailed It!, Netflix

Top Chef, Bravo

The Voice, NBC

Governors Award

Debbie Allen

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