2021 Emmy Awards: “The Crown” Dominates the List of Winners

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

Another Emmy Awards are behind us, and The Crown was shining brighter than any other show. The royal drama was the biggest winner of the night, with seven awards in major categories, while the feel-good comedy Ted Lasso dominated the comedy field.

What makes The Crown’s victory so impressive is the fact it picked up the awards in all of the categories it was nominated in. In addition to walking away with the outstanding drama series award, it also received trophies in all four drama acting categories and picked up trophies for outstanding directing and writing for a drama series.

Ted Lasso won the award for outstanding comedy series, while its stars Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, and Brett Goldstein picked up acting awards in their supportive categories. HBO Max series Hacks also had a strong showing and picked up three awards, including the outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for Jean Smart.

When it came to mini-series, Mare of Easttown stars Kate Winslet, Evan Peters, and Julianne Nicholson brought its award total to three. The critically acclaimed HBO drama, however, failed to beat The Queen’s Gambit and missed out on the award for outstanding limited or anthology series.

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards were held on September 19th, with Cedric the Entertainer hosting the festivities.

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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