Emmy nominations 2021: here are some of our favourite reactions
The 2021 Emmy nominations are in, with The Crown (Netflix) picking up 24 nominations, The Handmaid’s Tale (Showmax) picking up 21, Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) 20, Lovecraft Country (Showmax) 18, Mare of Easttown (Showmax) 16, and Bridgerton (Netflix) taking 12.
The awards ceremony will take place on 19 September 2021. In the meantime, here are the heart-warming reactions from some of the cast, crew and production companies who were nominated this year, plus info on where to find their shows on streaming services in South Africa.
Regé-Jean Page, Outstanding Actor (drama), Bridgerton: binge now on Netflix
Kaley Cuoco, Outstanding Actress (comedy), The Flight Attendant: binge on Showmax from 12 August
Sterling K Brown, Outstanding Actor (drama), This Is Us: stream Season 5 on DStv online
Hugh Grant, Outstanding Actor (limited series), The Undoing: binge now on Showmax
“I’m extremely grateful and honoured, but I should point out that I was basically carried all the way by my fellow actors – especially Nicole [Kidman],” Hugh Grant said in a statement, reported in People.
Jurnee Smollett, Outstanding Actress (drama), Lovecraft Country: binge now on Showmax
Jonathan Majors, Outstanding Actor (drama), Lovecraft Country: binge now on Showmax
As reported in People, Jonathan said, “Oh my. Gratitude and surprise are running laps in my heart,” his statement reads. “A full-throated thank you to the nominating body. Thank you for seeing the light in the dark, and the smile in the tears of this character, Atticus Freeman, he is one of my best friends, and I’m glad you all got to meet him as well. Playing this role has changed my life, and this nomination is yet another growing and changing moment. I’d like to offer a deep congratulations to my fellow nominees, I am honored to be listed amongst these incredible artists, all who in such a time offered humanity and respite to a historically chaotic year.”
“Finally, to my Lovecraft Country family, congratulations to each and every one of you, I thank you for your spirits, hearts, fight, and support. Our journey continues….”
Billy Porter, Outstanding Actor (drama), Pose: binge now on Netflix
In his Instagram post above, Billy recognised his co-star Michaela Jae Rodriguez, the first openly transgender performer to pick up an Emmy nomination in a lead acting category. He said in a statement, “I am honored and humbled to have my work once again be recognized by the academy. I stand at the intersection of art and activism, and I am forever grateful for the healing journey that POSE has been for myself, my colleagues and the world!”
Kate Winslet, Outstanding Actress (limited series), Mare of Easttown: binge now on Showmax
Further nominations for Mare of Easttown include Outstanding Limited Series, Supporting Actor (Evan Peters), Supporting Actress (Julianne Nicholson and Jean Smart), Casting, Directing, Writing, Editing (x2), Production Design, Cinematography, Contemporary Costumes, Hairstyling, Makeup and Sound Mixing.
Brendan Hunt, Outstanding Supporting Actor (comedy), Ted Lasso: binge on AppleTV+
Emma Corrin and Olivia Colman, Outstanding Lead Actress (drama), The Crown: binge now on Netflix
“Huge congratulations to my wonderful co-star and mentor Olivia Colman,” Corrin said in a statement. “It’s an unbelievable honour to be nominated in this category alongside you and such other wonderfully talented actors.”
Elisabeth Moss, Outstanding Lead Actress (drama), The Handmaid’s Tale: binge now on Showmax
Binge more Emmy nominees on Showmax
And here’s the full list!