Emmys 2021: All the winners as The Crown and Ted Lasso dominate

The 73rd Emmy Awards saw shows Ted Lasso, The Queen’s Gambit and The Crown win big as Hollywood stars celebrated the past year of television on Sunday night.

Hosted by comedian and actor Cedric the Entertainer, streaming services such as Netflix and Apple TV enjoyed huge success as they walked away with the majority of the top gongs.

Elsewhere, HBO enjoyed some success thanks to Kate Winslet’s smash-hit drama, Mare of Easstown.

The likes of host Cedric, rapper LL Cool J, and actress Rita Wilson worked together to kick off the show with a musical number that parodied the late Biz Markie’s hit, Just a Friend.

Following the introductory rap, Seth Rogen took the stage and playfully mocked the indoor event breaking Covid-19 protocol.

Ted Lasso enjoyed the first two wins of the night with stars Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein beating competition from some of their own co-stars to bag the win.


In one of the night’s least surprising moments, Jason Sudeikis won outstanding lead actor in a comedy series.

He was recognised for his lead role in Ted Lasso, playing the titular American football coach parachuted into managing a Premier League team.

Sudeikis said the comedy series is about family, mentors and teammates, adding he would not be on stage without them.


Host Cedric lived up to his name as he entertained the crowd with jokes about the fact guests had to be fully vaccinated in order to attend.

He quipped: ‘We had to get vaxed to come here. I did not have a reaction like Nicki Minaj’s cousin…I got Pfizer, that’s the Neiman Marcus of vaccines. Moderna is Macy’s. And Johnson & Johnson is TJ Maxx.’

Cedric later joked that there is a lot of pressure on him as a Black man hosting such a major awards show, stating that Black people ‘think I can give an award to anyone.’



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Mare of Easstown and The Crown soon began to pick up gongs, with the live feed heading over to London where the likes of Gillian Anderson were gathered to learn about their wins.

Kate Winslet has triumphed in one of the night’s most competitive categories – outstanding lead actress in a limited or anthology series or movie.

The decorated star was recognised for playing a vape-smoking small-town detective in Mare Of Easttown, one of the year’s most talked about dramas.

Accepting her prize, Winslet said the decade must be about ‘women having each other’s backs’.


The Crown stars Gillian Anderson and Tobias Menzies won supporting actor Emmys for their portrayal of Margaret Thatcher and Prince Charles the Duke of Edinburgh.

Their co-star Olivia Colman won outstanding lead actress in a drama series for playing the Queen, taking the Emmy ahead of co-star Emma Corrin.

Meanwhile, Josh O’Connor took home the award for outstanding lead actor for his portrayal of the Prince of Wales in the hit drama series about the Royal Familu.

Despite a record number of nominees, no actor of colour had success in any of the major acting categories.

However, I May Destroy You’s Michael Coel did win the award for outstanding writing for her work on the poignant drama.

The award ceremony, which is usually been held at The Microsoft Theatre, took place in a tent in downtown LA this year, after 2020’s ceremony was held virtually due to coronavirus restrictions.

Emmy 2021 winners and nominees

Outstanding Drama Series

WINNER: The Crown (Netflix)

The Boys (Amazon Prime Video)

Bridgerton (Netflix)

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Lovecraft Country (HBO

The Mandalorian (Disney Plus)

Pose (FX)

This Is Us (NBC)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

WINNER: Josh O’Connor, The Crown

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country

Rege-Jean Page, Bridgerton

Billy Porter, Pose

Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

WINNER: Tobias Menzies, The Crown

Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian

O-T Fagbenie, The Handmaid’s Tale

John Lithgow, Perry Mason

Max Minghella, The Handmaid’s Tale

Chris Sullivan, This Is Us

Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale

Michael K. Williams, Lovecraft Country

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

WINNER: Olivia Colman, The Crown

Uzo Aduba, In Treatment

Emma Corrin, The Crown

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

MJ Rodriguez, Pose

Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

WINNER: 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

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

WINNER: The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)

I May Destroy You (HBO)

Mare of Easttown (HBO

The Underground Railroad (Amazon Prime Video)

WandaVision (Disney Plus)

Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

WINNER: Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha

Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision

Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

WINNER: Julianne Nicholson, Mare Of Easttown

Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision

Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit

Jean Smart, Mare Of Easttown

Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

WINNER: Ewan McGregor, Halston

Paul Bettany, WandaVision

Hugh Grant, The Undoing

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

WINNER: Evan Peters, Mare Of Easttown

Thomas Brodie Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You

Jonathan Groff, Hamilton

Anthony Ramos, Hamilton

Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series

WINNER: Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Brad Ingelsby, Mare of Easttown

Scott Frank, The Queen’s Gambit

Chuck Hayward and Peter Cameron, WandaVision

Jac Schaeffer, WandaVision

Laura Donney, WandaVision

Outstanding Comedy Series

WINNER: Ted Lasso (Apple Plus TV)

Black-ish (ABC)

Cobra Kai (Netflix)

Hacks (HBO)

Emily In Paris (Netflix)

The Flight Attendant (HBO)

The Kominsky Method (Netflix)

Pen15 (Hulu)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

WINNER: Jean Smart, Hacks

Aida Bryan, Shrill

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Allison Janney, Mom

Trace Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

WINNER: Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

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

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

WINNER: Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

William H. Macy, Shameless

Kenan Thompson, Kenan

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

WINNER: Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks

Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso

Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso

Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method

Jeremy Swift, Ted Lasso

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

WINNER: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Conan

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Competition Program

WINNER: RuPaul’s Drag Race

The Amazing Race

Nailed It!

Top Chef

The Voice

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

WINNER: RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked

Below Deck

Life Below Zero

Naked And Afraid

Deadliest Catch 

September 19 marked the return of in-person attendance, however, the socially distance seating plan meant that only 500 guests attended compared to the several thousand in previous years.

Fully vaccinated attendants had to follow strict Covid-19 protocols throughout the ceremony, including testing and wearing a mask when they were not on camera.

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