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2021 Emmy nominations: The full list — and where to stream them

2021 Emmy nominations: Nominees include WandaVision, The Crown, Ted Lasso
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Congrats to the newly-minted Emmy nominees! The 2021 Emmy nominations were announced this morning and the Television Academy was particularly kind to streaming services. HBO/HBO Max pulled 130 nominations, edging just past Netflix with 129. Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus both scored dozens of nods.

The Emmy nominations announcement was hosted by Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting). In 2020, they made history for being the first father-daughter duo to win performance Emmys in the same year (she nabbed hers for the short-lived Quibi show #FreeRayshawn).

The 2021 Emmys ceremony is currently scheduled to air September 19 on CBS. Cedric the Entertainer will host the ceremony, which will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and feature a limited live audience of nominees and their guests.

Here's the list of the 2021 nominations and where you can stream the nominees.

Outstanding Drama Series

2021 Emmy nominations: The Crown in Outstanding Drama Series

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Outstanding Comedy Series

2021 Emmy nominations: Cobra Kai

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Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

2021 Emmy nominations: Mare of Easttown

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  • I May Destroy You (HBO (opens in new tab))
  • Mare of Easttown (HBO (opens in new tab))
  • The Queen's Gambit (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • The Underground Railroad (Amazon Prime Video (opens in new tab))
  • WandaVision (Disney Plus (opens in new tab))

Outstanding Television Movie

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

2021 Emmy nominations: Billy Porter in Pose

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  • Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC | seasons 1-5 on Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country (HBO (opens in new tab))
  • Josh O'Connor, The Crown (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Regé-Jean Page, Bridgerton (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Billy Porter, Pose (FX | seasons 1-2 on Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason (HBO (opens in new tab))

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

2021 Emmy nominations: Elisabeth Moss in Handmaid's Tale

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  • Uzo Aduba, In Treatment (HBO (opens in new tab))
  • Olivia Colman, The Crown (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Emma Corrin, The Crown (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Elizabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Mj Rodriguez, Pose (FX | seasons 1-2 on Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country (HBO (opens in new tab))

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

2021 Emmy nominations: Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

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  • Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC | seasons 1-6 on Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime (opens in new tab))
  • Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso (Apple TV Plus (opens in new tab))
  • Kenan Thompson, Kenan (NBC | season 1 on Hulu (opens in new tab))

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

2021 Emmy nominations: Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

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  • Aidy Bryant, Shrill (Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant (HBO Max (opens in new tab))
  • Allison Janney, Mom (CBS | seasons 1-7 on Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC | seasons 1-7 on Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Jean Smart, Hacks (HBO Max (opens in new tab))

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

2021 Emmy nominations: Lin Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

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  • Paul Bettany, WandaVision (Disney Plus (opens in new tab))
  • Hugh Grant, The Undoing (HBO (opens in new tab))
  • Ewan McGregor, Halston (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton (Disney Plus (opens in new tab))
  • Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton (Disney Plus (opens in new tab))

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

2021 Emmy nominations: Elizabeth Olsen in WandaVision

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  • Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You (HBO (opens in new tab))
  • Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha (NatGeo | stream on Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision (Disney Plus (opens in new tab))
  • Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen's Gambit (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown (HBO (opens in new tab))

Outstanding Reality Competition Series

2021 Emmy nominations: RuPaul's Drag Race

RuPaul's Drag Race (Image credit: VH1)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

2021 Emmy nominations : Conan

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  • Conan (TBS (opens in new tab))
  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central (opens in new tab))
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC | current season on Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO (opens in new tab))
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS (opens in new tab))

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

  • A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO (opens in new tab))
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC | season 45 on Hulu (opens in new tab))

Outstanding Variety Special (Live)

  • Celebrating America - An Inauguration Night Special (multiple networks)
  • Stephen Colbert's Election Night 2020: Democracy's Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020 (Showtime)
  • The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards (CBS)
  • The Oscars (ABC)
  • The Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Starring The Weeknd (CBS)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series (Pre-recorded)

  • 8:46 - Dave Chappelle (Netflix | stream on YouTube (opens in new tab))
  • A West Wing Special To Benefit When We All Vote (HBO Max (opens in new tab))
  • Bo Burnham: Inside (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • David Byrne's American Utopia (HBO (opens in new tab))
  • Friends: The Reunion (HBO Max (opens in new tab))
  • Hamilton (Disney Plus (opens in new tab))

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian (Disney Plus (opens in new tab))
  • O-T Fagbenle, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • John Lithgow, Perry Mason (HBO (opens in new tab))
  • Tobias Menzies, The Crown (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Max Minghella, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Chris Sullivan, This Is Us (NBC | seasons 1-5 on Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Michael K. Williams, Lovecraft Country (HBO (opens in new tab))

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Gillian Anderson, The Crown (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Madeline Brewer, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country (HBO (opens in new tab))
  • Emerald Fennell, The Crown (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Samira Wiley, The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu (opens in new tab))

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie

  • Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Daveed Diggs, Hamilton (Disney Plus (opens in new tab))
  • Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You (HBO (opens in new tab))
  • Jonathan Groff, Hamilton (Disney Plus (opens in new tab))
  • Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown (HBO (opens in new tab))
  • Anthony Ramos, Hamilton (Disney Plus (opens in new tab))

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie

  • Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton (Disney Plus (opens in new tab))
  • Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision (Disney Plus (opens in new tab))
  • Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown (HBO (opens in new tab))
  • Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown (HBO (opens in new tab))
  • Phillipa Soo, Hamilton (Disney Plus (opens in new tab))

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • Don Cheadle, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney Plus (opens in new tab))
  • Charles Dance, The Crown (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Timothy Olyphant, The Mandalorian (Disney Plus (opens in new tab))
  • Courtney B. Vance, Lovecraft Country (HBO (opens in new tab))
  • Carl Weathers, The Mandalorian (Disney Plus (opens in new tab))

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  • Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Claire Foy, The Crown (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Mckenna Grace, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Sophie Okonedo, Ratched (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us (NBC | seasons 1-4 on Hulu (opens in new tab))

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live (NBC | season 46 on Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live (NBC | season 46 on Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Morgan Freeman, The Kominsky Method (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Saturday Night Live (NBC | season 46 on Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Daniel Levy, Saturday Night Live (NBC | season 46 on Hulu (opens in new tab))

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Jane Adams, Hacks (HBO Max (opens in new tab))
  • Yvette Nicole Brown, A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO (opens in new tab))
  • Bernadette Peters, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC | season 2 on Peacock (opens in new tab))
  • Issa Rae, A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO (opens in new tab))
  • Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live (NBC | season 46 on Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live (NBC | season 46 on Hulu (opens in new tab))

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program

  • Nicole Byer, Nailed It! (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye (Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1 | seasons 1-6 on Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O'Leary, Shark Tank (ABC | some seasons on Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons, Top Chef (Bravo | seasons 1-16 on Hulu (opens in new tab))
Kelly Woo
Senior Writer

Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.