2021 Emmy Awards: “The Crown” & “Ted Lasso” Dominate

Jason Sudeikis and the cast and crew of
Jason Sudeikis and the cast and crew of "Ted Lasso" with their award for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards. Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock (12452329bk)

The Crown and Ted Lasso topped the list of nominees at this year’s Emmy Awards, so it wasn’t much of a surprise to see them pick up more awards than any other show. Netflix’s royal drama walked away with seven shiny trophies, while Apple TV+ comedy picked up a total of four.

It was a big night for the cast of The Crown, as its stars Josh O’Connor, Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, and Gillian Anderson walked away with acting awards in their respective categories. The royal drama was also crowned as the best drama series and won awards for outstanding directing and writing for a drama series.

Ted Lasso was the biggest winner in the comedy categories, with four awards. In addition to the trophy for the outstanding comedy series, it won three acting awards thanks to its stars Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, and Brett Goldstein. HBO Max series Hacks was a close second with a total of three awards – including Jean Smart’s win for outstanding lead actress.

HBO scored another big victory with Mare of Easttown. Its stars Kate Winslet, Evan Peters, and Julianne Nicholson picked up acting awards for their performances, but the show itself failed to win the award for outstanding limited or anthology series, which was picked up by The Queen’s Gambit.

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards returned to CBS on September 19th, with Cedric the Entertainer hosting the ceremony.

Full List of Winners at 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards:

Drama Series

“The Crown”

Comedy Series

“Ted Lasso”

Limited Series

“The Queen’s Gambit”

Actress, Drama Series

Olivia Colman, “The Crown”

Actor, Drama Series

Josh O’Connor, “The Crown”

Actress, Comedy Series

 Jean Smart, “Hacks”

Actor, Comedy Series

Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”

Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie

Kate Winslet, “Mare of Easttown.”

Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie

Ewan McGregor, “Halston”

Supporting Actress, Drama Series

Gillian Anderson, “The Crown”

Supporting Actor, Drama Series

Tobias Menzies, “The Crown”

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series

Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso”

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series

Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie

Julianne Nicholson, “Mare of Easttown”

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie

Evan Peters, “Mare of Easttown”

Reality-Competition Program

“RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Variety Talk Series

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

Variety Sketch Series

“Saturday Night Live”

Directing, Drama Series

“The Crown”

Directing, Comedy Series


Directing, Limited Series

“The Queen’s Gambit”

Writing, Drama Series

“The Crown”

Writing, Comedy Series


Writing, Limited Series

“I May Destroy You”

Writing, Variety Series

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)


Outstanding Variety Special (Live)

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