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The Crown and The Mandalorian tied for the most honours when nominations for the 73rd Emmys were announced this morning (July 13). 

Each series scored 24 nominations, and they were joined in the nominations for best drama series by The Boys, Bridgerton, The Handmaid’s Tale, Lovecraft Country, Pose and This Is Us

HBO/HBO Max scored the most nominations among platforms, taking 130 to narrowly beat Netflix with 129. Disney+ took 71 and NBC 46. 

Other drama series with multiple nominations included The Handmaid’s Tale with 21 and Lovecraft Country with 18. Limited series scoring big hauls included WandaVision, with 23 nominations, The Queen’s Gambit with 18 and Mare of Easttown with 16. 

Nominees for best limited series included Mare of Easttown and Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You but not Steve McQueen’s Small Axe, which got only one nomination, for cinematography. 

Acting nominees included The Crown’s Olivia Colman, Emma Corrin, Josh O’Connor and Tobias Menzies, Coel, Hugh Grant, Ewan McGregor, Kate Winslett, Matthew Rhys and Paul Bettany. 

Coel was also nominated as a writer and director for I May Destroy You. In all, Coel’s acclaimed series for the BBC and HBO got nine nominations. 

Final-round voting for the Emmys runs from August 19-30 and the awards will be presented in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 19. 

The major drama nominees are below.

Drama Series

  • The Boys (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Bridgerton (Netflix)
  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • Lovecraft Country (HBO)
  • The Mandalorian (Disney+)
  • Pose (FX)
  • This Is Us (NBC)

Limited Series 

  • I May Destroy You (HBO)
  • Mare Of Easttown (HBO)
  • The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
  • The Underground Railroad (Amazon Prime Video)
  • WandaVision (Disney+)

Television Movie 

  • Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square (Netflix)
  • Oslo (HBO)
  • Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia (Lifetime)
  • Sylvie’s Love (Prime Video)
  • Uncle Frank (Prime Video) 

Documentary or Non-Fiction Special 

  • The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart (HBO)
  • Boys State (Apple TV+)
  • Framing Britney Spears (The New York Times Presents) (FX)
  • The Social Dilemma (Netflix)
  • Tina (HBO) 

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Uzo Aduba, In Treatment
  • Olivia Colman, The Crown
  • Emma Corrin, The Crown
  • Elisatbeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Mj Rodriguez, Pose
  • Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  •  Rege-Jean Page, Bridgerton
  • Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country
  • Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason
  • Billy Porter, Pose
  • Josh O’Connor, The Crown
  • Sterling K Brown, This Is Us 

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie 

  • Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha
  • Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
  • Kate Winslet, Mare Of Easttown
  • Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit
  • Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision

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 

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series 

  • Uzo Aduba, In Treatment
  • Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country
  • Mj Rodriguez, Pose
  • Olivia Colman, The Crown
  • Emma Corrin, The Crown
  • Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

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 Mandalorian
  • Chris Sullivan, This Is Us 

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
  • Phillipa Soo, Hamilton
  • Julianne Nicholson, Mare Of Easttown
  • Jean Smart, Mare Of Easttown
  • Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit
  • Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie 

  • Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
  • Jonathan Groff, Hamilton
  • Anthony Ramos, Hamilton
  • Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You
  • Evan Peters, Mare Of Easttown
  • Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit  

Guest Actress in a Drama Series 

  • Claire Foy, The Crown
  • McKenna Grace, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Sophie Okonedo, Ratched
  • Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

 Guest Actor in a Drama Series 

  • Charles Dance, The Crown
  • Don Cheadle, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier
  • Courtney B Vance, Lovecraft Country
  • Carl Weathers, The Mandalorian
  • Timothy Olyphant, The Mandalorian


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’
  • Liz Garbus, The Handmaid’s Tale, ‘The Wilderness’
  • Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian, ‘Chapter 9: The Marshal’
  • Steven Canals, Pose, Series Finale

 Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special 

  • Thomas Kail, Hamilton
  • Michaela Coel, Sam Miller, I May Destroy You, ‘Ego Death’
  • Sam Miller, I May Destroy You, ‘Eyes Eyes Eyes Eyes’
  • Craig Zobel, Mare Of Easttown
  • Scott Frank, The Queen’s Gambit
  • Barry Jenkins, The Underground Railroad
  • Matt Shakman, WandaVision

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series 

  • Rebecca Sonnenshine, The Boys , ‘What I Know’
  • Peter Morgan, The Crown, ‘War’
  • 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’
  • Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Pose, Series Finale

 Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special 

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

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