Your Favourite Actors From 'I May Destroy You' And 'Bridgerton' Have Received Emmy Nominations

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In 2020, the Emmys were one of the first Hollywood award ceremonies that attempted to navigate a ceremony during the Covid-19 pandemic.

There were people in Hazmat suits delivering awards - and promptly leaving the nominee's house if they didn't win -, brilliant Zoom reactions (hello, Zendaya!) and general chaos in the studio involving Jimmy Kimmel, Jennifer Aniston and an actual fire that wouldn't extinguish.

In the year that's followed, the Golden Globes, Oscars, Grammys, BAFTAs and BRITs have all held socially distanced ceremonies following on from the Emmys' example. In the not too distant future it will be time for the 2021 Emmys to take place, with some - but likely, fewer - restrictions amid the ongoing pandemic still enforced.

Here's everything we know about the Emmys:

What are the Emmy awards?

The Primetime Emmy Awards are essentially the television version of the Oscars, celebrating the best directors, series, actors and writers in TV, run by the Television Academy based in Los Angeles.

Given the 'golden age' of TV we're now experiencing, and the leap many traditional film actors have made into series, the Emmys are increasingly a major star-studded event in the annual awards calendar.

This year will be the 73rd annual Emmy awards.

When are the 2021 Emmys?

The show will be held on Sunday September 19, 2021 and the Television Academy has said that it will return with a live audience.

Who is hosting the 2021 Emmys?

The presenter for the 2021 Emmys is American TV personality Cedric the Entertainer, best known for The Neighbourhood. Last year's presenter was talk show host Kimmel.

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Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images

Who is nominated for an Emmy this year?

Here are just some of the incredible talent nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 2021, following an announcement on July 13:

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson - Black-Ish
Michael Douglas - The Komisky Method
William H Macy - Shameless
Jason Sudeikis - Ted Lasso
Kenan Thompson - Kenan

Outstanding 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

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

Paul Bettany - Wandavision
Hugh Grant - The Undoing
Ewan McGregor - Halston
Lin Manuel-Miranda - Hamilton
Leslie Odom Jr. - Hamilton

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Aidy Bryant - Shrill
Kaley Cuoco - The Flight Attendant
Alison Janney - Mom
Tracee Ellis Ross - Black-Ish
Jean Smart - Hacks

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Uzo Aduba - Treatment
Olivia Colman - The Crown
Emma Corrin - The Crown
Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid's Tale
MJ Rodriguez - Pose
Jurnee Smollet - Lovecraft Country

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or 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 Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

Jonathan Groff - Hamilton
Anthony Ramos - Hamilton
David Figgs - Hamilton
Paapa Essiedu - I May Destroy You
Evan Peter - Mare Of Easttown
Thomas Brodie-Sangster - The Queen's Gambit

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Aunjanue Ellis - Lovecraft Country
Gillian Anderson - The Crown
Helena Bonham Carter - The Crown
Emerald Fennell - The Crown
Madeline Brewer - The Handmaid's Tale
Yvonne Strahovski - The Handmaid's Tale
Samira Wiley - The Handmaid's Tale
Ann Down - The Handmaid's Tale

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie

Renée Elise Goldsberry - Hamilton
Philip Soo - Hamilton
Julianna Nicholson - Mare of Easttown
Jean Smart -Mare of Easttown
Moses Ingram - The Queen's Gambit
Kathryn Hahn - WandaVision

Outstanding Comedy Series

Black-Ish
Cobra Kai
Emily In Paris
Hacks
The Flight Attendant
The Kominsky Method
Pen15
Ted Lasso

Outstanding Drama Series
The Boys
Bridgerton
The Crown
The Handmaid's Tale
Lovecraft Country
The Mandolorian
Pose
This Is Us

Outstanding Limited Series
I May Destroy You
Mare Of Easttown
The Queen's Gambit
The Underground Railroad
Wandavision

Who was missed off the Emmy nominations list?

Though many talented names and faces were recognised for the 2021 nominations, there were some notable omissions from its list.

Though Grant was nominated for his role in The Undoing, lead actress Nicole Kidman was not, despite being nominated for a Golden Globe for her role earlier this year, and neither was the incredible Noma Dumezweni who portrayed lawyer Haley Fitzgerald.

Photo credit: HBO - Sky
Photo credit: HBO - Sky

On the flip side, Michaela Coel and Paapa Essiedu were rightfully acknowledged for their work in I May Destroy You after being snubbed, much to the outrage of the internet, at the Golden Globes earlier this year. However, the Emmys' Supporting Actress in a Limited Series category is missing Weruche Opia, who played the endearing and intriguing Terry, the best friend to Coel's Arabella, in the series.

Also a surprise omission was Steve McQueen's critically-acclaimed Small Axe series, which saw John Boyega win a Golden Globe and Critics Choice award, and Malachi Kirby win a BAFTA, respectively, earlier this year.

Page was also recognised with an Emmy nomination for playing the Duke of Hastings in Bridgerton, however other stars from the cast including Phoebe Dynevor, Nicola Coughlan and Adjoa Andoh were not.

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