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Emmys 2021: Here are all the winners

Big winners include Ted Lasso, The Crown, and The Queen's Gambit

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A big Emmys statue
A big Emmys statue
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As the first major awards show to take place during the COVID-19 pandemic (sorry, Video Music Awards), last year’s Emmy Awards were largely about playing it safe—both in terms of its various remote comedy bits and the fact that Schitt’s Creek uncontroversially won a ton of awards. That’s not to say this year’s show was poised to reinvent the proverbial Emmys wheel now that we’re... still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is still doing things a little differently this year. The show is happening mostly outside (or so they said, as Seth Rogen pointed out early on), and new guidelines designed to limit attendance mean that some nominees won’t be able to show up in person (though that also didn’t seem to be the case).

Beyond the format of the show, some history was already made with this year’s Emmy Awards thanks to Marvel Studios getting its first TV trophies with WandaVision’s wins at the Creative Arts Emmys earlier this month. Was that a foreshadowing of more superhero dominance? The Emmys did announce ahead of the show that the winner of the Outstanding Limited Series category would be revealed last, seemingly acknowledging that the category’s showdown between streaming services and premium cable networks is where the action is going to be.


As it turned out, it wasn’t WandaVision’s night at all. Instead, it was very much Ted Lasso’s night, winning Outstanding Comedy Series and a whole bucket of awards. It and The Crown and ruled their respective genres, with The Crown also winning Outstanding Drama Series. Jean Smart also got a well-deserved and long-awaited win for Hacks, Michaela Coel got a similarly well-deserved win, and Hamilton won the one category it had a lock on. As for what was apparently the big category of the night, Outstanding Limited Series, that one went to The Queen’s Gambit—which largely ruled its genre. Overall, it was a night where a handful of shows won most of the awards, for better or worse.

A full list of winners and nominees is below. You can also follow along with our old liveblog at this link.


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

Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Carly Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso

Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso

Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live

Supporting Actress In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

Renée Elise Goldberry, Hamilton

Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision

Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit

Julianne Nicholson, Mare Of Easttown

Jean Smart, Mare Of Easttown

Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

Supporting Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

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 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,” Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, Janet Mock, Our Lady J

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

The Crown, Jessica Hobbs

Bridgerton, Julie Anne Robinson

The Crown, Benjamin Caron

The Handmaid’s Tale, Liz Garbus

The Mandalorian, Jon Favreau

Pose, Steven Canals

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

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

Michael K. Williams, Lovecraft Country

Chris Sullivan, This Is Us

Max Minghella, The Handmaid’s Tale

Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series

The Amber Ruffin Show

A Black Lady Sketch Show

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Saturday Night Live

Variety Talk Series


The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Variety Sketch Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show

Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

The Flight Attendant, Steve Yockey

Girls5eva, Meredith Scardino

Hacks, Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, Jen Statsky

Pen15, Maya Erskine

Ted Lasso, Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly

Ted Lasso, Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series 

B Positive, James Burrows

The Flight Attendant, Susanna Fogel

Hacks, Lucia Aniello

Mom, James Widdoes

Ted Lasso, Zach Braff

Ted Lasso, MJ Delaney

Ted Lasso, Declan Lowney

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Aidy Bryant, Shrill

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Allison Janney, Mom

Jean Smart, Hacks

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Michael Douglas, The Kominksy Method

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race

Nailed It!

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

Hamilton, Thomas Kail

I May Destroy You, Michaela Coel

I May Destroy You, Sam Miller

Mare Of Easttown, Craig Zobel

The Queen’s Gambit, Scott Frank

The Underground Railroad, Barry Jenkins

WandaVision, Matt Shakman

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, Chuck Hayward, Peter Cameron

WandaVision, Jac Schaeffer

WandaVision, Laura Donney

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Or Anthology series Or A Movie

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 Lead Actor In A Limited Or Anthology series Or A Movie

Paul Bettany, Wandavision

Hugh Grant, The Undoing

Ewan McGregor, Halston

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton

Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Uzo Aduba, In Treatment

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Emma Corrin, The Crown

MJ Rodriguez, Pose

Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Lead Actor In A Drama Series

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

Variety Special (Live)

Celebrating America — An Inauguration Night Special

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards

The Oscars

The 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 Comedy Series


Cobra Kai

Emily In Paris


The Flight Attendant

The Kominsky Method


Ted Lasso

Outstanding Drama Series

The Boys


The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale

Lovecraft Country

The Mandalorian


This Is Us

Outstanding Limited Or Anthology Series

The Underground Railroad

Mare Of Easttown

The Queen’s Gambit

I May Destroy You