2021 Emmy nominations: ‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘The Crown’ lead nods
2021 Emmy Awards Nominations Announcement This video grab provided by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences shows Ron Cephas Jones as he announces Mj Rodriguez as a nominee for lead actress in a drama series for "Pose" during the 73rd Emmy Awards Nominations Announcement on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. (Television Academy via AP) (Uncredited)LOS ANGELES — Streaming service offerings dominated the 73rd Emmy Award nominations, announced Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, with Netflix’s “The Crown” and Disney+’s “The Mandalorian” drawing 24 nods each. Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, the live Sept. 19 ceremony will include a limited in-person audience of nominees and guests, one year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the academy to adopt a virtual format. Due primarily to its new streaming service HBO Max, HBO led all networks with 130 nominations, followed by Netflix with 129 nods and Disney+ with 71 in only its second year of existence, The New York Times reported. ©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
A sweep for ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Succession’ tops Emmy Awards
(The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)LOS ANGELES – “Schitt's Creek,” the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday's Emmy Awards with a comedy awards sweep, something even TV greats including “Frasier” and “Modern Family” failed to achieve. The awards for Pop TV's “Schitt's Creek” included best comedy series and trophies for its stars, including Catherine O'Hara and father-son Eugene and Daniel Levy. Moments later, his son won the award for comedy writing for “Schitt's Creek” episode, then shared a directing award and captured the supporting actor comedy trophy. As “Schitt’s Creek” gobbled up comedy awards, that left acclaimed “Insecure” and its creator Issa Rae empty-handed. But Black stories, Black performances and Black Lives Matter,” he said, urging Kimmel to shout with him.
Oops, says Emmy: 'This Is Us' actor gets award after mix-up
(The Television Academy via AP)LOS ANGELES – In a virtual Emmys version of the wrong-winner Oscars gaffe, Ron Cephas Jones’ guest actor award for “This Is Us” was announced for another nominee, Jason Bateman. In a voice-over announcement, Bateman was declared the winner for his guest appearance on HBO's “The Outsider,” while the screen displayed Jones' name. He expressed delight when learning that the pair made Emmy history as the first father and daughter to win in the same year. More than 100 cameras are being deployed to nominees at home and elsewhere so winners can accept their award in real time. Other winners Saturday included Eddie Murphy, whose return to “Saturday Night Live” after more than three decades earned the star his first Emmy Award, for guest comedy series actor.