2021 Emmy Awards: “The Crown” Scores Big Victory

Olivia Colman and Josh O'Connor in
Olivia Colman and Josh O'Connor in "The Crown"

The Emmy Awards crowned their winners on Sunday night, and the major awards were mostly picked up by obvious front-runners. The Crown dominated the night with seven accolades in the drama field, while Ted Lasso dominated the comedy categories with four.

The Crown pulled quite an upset by picking up trophies in all the categories it was running. Its stars Josh O’Connor, Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, and Gillian Anderson collected acting awards in their respective categories, while the show itself won awards for outstanding drama series, outstanding directing, and outstanding writing for a drama series.

Ted Lasso also had an impressive showing in the comedy field and won the award for outstanding comedy series. Its stars Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, and Brett Goldstein were awarded acting Emmys for their performances on the show. HBO Max series Hacks was right behind with three awards, including the outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for Jean Smart.

Mare of Easttown was the big winner of the night when it comes to limited series, and its stars Kate Winslet, Evan Peters, and Julianne Nicholson walked away with acting awards. This series, however, missed out on the award for outstanding limited or anthology series, which went to The Queen’s Gambit.

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards took place on September 19th, with Cedric the Entertainer serving as the host.

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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