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Emmy Awards 2021: Complete List of Winners

Television’s biggest night has delivered the goods. For the second year in a row, streaming services have dominated the Emmy Awards, with The Crown and The Mandalorian sweeping the nominations. But this time around, it was a plucky American with a positive attitude thrust into a foreign land that pipped everyone to the post. For the 2021 Emmy Awards, Apple TV+’s standout hit Ted Lasso led all-comers with 20 nominations, walking away with four of the biggest gongs. But it wasn’t all laughs and cheers.

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2021 Emmy Awards

The 2021 Emmy Awards marks a momentus occasion on the television calendar. A celebration of the finest on the small screen, the annual event highlights the outstanding work of the ever-growing TV industry. With streaming services propelling the industry to new heights, not shackled by the constraints of major networks, there is more freedom than ever to explore taboo subjects, unearth new talent and push the boundaries of what it commonplace. The 2021 Emmy Award winners did just that.

Feel-good hit Ted Lasso was an instant sensation when it aired last year, thanks to a stunning performance by lead actor Kason Sudeikis. The series follows an American football coach who moves to London to coach a professional soccer team in the Premier League, despite having little knowledge of the game. For 2021, Lasso netted statuettes for Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actor (Sudeikis), Supporting Actress (Hannah Waddingham), and Supporting Actor (Brett Goldstein).

On the drama side of the equation, perennial winner The Crown continued its strong run of form. The Netflix drama that delves into the reign of Queen Elizabeth II managed to net Olivia Colman and Josh O’Connor the Lead Actress and Lead Actor gongs, while Gillian Anderson and Tobias Menzies triumphed in the supporting categories, making it a near clean sweep in the drama category.

Staying with the British theme, actress Kate Winslet the Lead Actress prize in the Limited Series category for her role in The Mare of Easttown. Co-stars Evan Peters and Julianne Nicholson also scored wins in the Supporting categories.

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2021 Emmy Award Winners List

The list of 2021 Emmy Award Winners is among the most diverse in awards history. With big-budget blockbusters standing side-by-side with musicals and reality shows. Here is a full list of the 2021 Emmy Award Winners.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Rosie Perez, The Flight Attendant
Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
WINNER: Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso
Juno Temple, Ted Lasso

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
WINNER: Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso
Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso
Jeremy Swift, Ted Lasso
Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method
Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown
WINNER: Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown
Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision
Phillipa Soo, Hamilton
Renee Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Jonathan Groff, Hamilton
Anthony Ramos, Hamilton
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit
WINNER: Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown
Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

The Boys (Rebecca Sonnenshine, Episode: “What I Know”)
WINNER: The Crown (Peter Morgan, Episode: “War”)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Yahlin Chang, Episode: “Home”)
Lovecraft Country (Misha Green, Episode: “Sundown”)
The Mandalorian (Dave Filoni, Episode: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”)
The Mandalorian (Jon Favreau, Episode: “Chapter 16: The Rescue”)
Pose (Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Episode: “Series Finale”)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Bridgerton (Julie Anne Robinson, Episode: “Diamond of the First Water”)
The Crown (Benjamin Caron, Episode: “Fairytale”)
WINNER: The Crown (Jessica Hobbs, Episode: “War”)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Liz Garbus, Episode: “The Wilderness”)
The Mandalorian (Jon Favreau, Episode: “Chapter 9: The Marshal”)
Pose (Steven Canals, Episode: “Series Finale”)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

WINNER: Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Emerald Fennell, The Crown
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale
Madeline Brewer, The Handmaid’s Tale
Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Michael K. Williams, Lovecraft Country
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Max Minghella, The Handmaid’s Tale
O-T Fagbenle, The Handmaid’s Tale
John Lithgow, Perry Mason
WINNER: Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian
Chris Sullivan, This Is Us

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

The Amber Ruffin Show
A Black Lady Sketch Show
WINNER: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live
WINNER: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show
WINNER: Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

The Flight Attendant (Steve Yockey, Episode: “In Case of Emergency”)
Girls5eva (Meredith Scardino, Episode: “Pilot”)
WINNER: Hacks (Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, Jen Statsky, Episode: “There Is No Line”)
PEN15 (Maya, Erskine, Episode: “Play”)
Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly, Episode: “Make Rebecca Great Again”)
Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly, Episode: “Pilot”)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

B Positive (James Burrows, Episode: “Pilot”)
The Flight Attendant (Susanna Fogel, Episode: “In Case of Emergency”)
WINNER: Hacks (Lucia Aniello, Episode: “There Is No Line”)
Mom (James Widdoes, Episode: “Scooby-Doo Checks and Salisbury Steak”)
Ted Lasso (Zach Braff, Episode: “Biscuits”)
Ted Lasso (MJ Delaney, Episode: “The Hope that Kills You”)
Ted Lasso (Declan Lowney, Episode: “Make Rebecca Great Again”)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Aidy Bryant, Shrill
WINNER: Jean Smart, Hacks
Allison Janney, Mom
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Outstanding 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

Outstanding Competition Program

The Amazing Race
Nailed It!
WINNER: RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Hamilton (Thomas Kail)
I May Destroy You (Sam Miller, Michaela Coel, Episode: “Ego Death”)
I May Destroy You (Sam Miller, Episode: “Eyes Eyes Eyes Eyes”)
Mare of Easttown (Craig Zobel)
WINNER: The Queen’s Gambit (Scott Frank)
The Underground Railroad (Barry Jenkins)
WandaVision (Matt Shakman)

Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

WINNER: I May Destroy You (Michaela Coel)
Mare of Easttown (Brad Ingelsby)
The Queen’s Gambit (Scott Frank)
WandaVision (Chuck Hayward, Peter Cameron, Episode: “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!”)
WandaVision (Jac Schaeffer, Episode: “Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience”)
WandaVision (Laura Donney, Episode: “Previously On”)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

WINNER: Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown
Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit
Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision
Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Paul Bettany, WandaVision
Hugh Grant, The Undoing
WINNER: Ewan McGregor, Halston
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Emma Corrin, The Crown
WINNER: Olivia Colman, The Crown
Uzo Aduba, In Treatment
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country
Mj Rodriguez, Pose

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Regé-Jean Page, Bridgerton
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Billy Porter, Pose
Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country
Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason
WINNER: Josh O’Connor, The Crown

Outstanding Variety Special (Live)

Celebrating America – An Inauguration Night Special
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards
The Oscars
The Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Starring The Weeknd
WINNER: Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

Bo Burnham: Inside
David Byrne’s American Utopia
8:46 – Dave Chappelle
Friends: The Reunion
WINNER: Hamilton
A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote

Outstanding Comedy Series

Cobra Kai
Emily in Paris
WINNER: Ted Lasso
The Flight Attendant
The Kominsky Method

Outstanding Drama Series

The Boys
WINNER: The Crown
The Mandalorian
Lovecraft Country
The Handmaid’s Tale
This Is Us

Outstanding Limited Series

Mare of Easttown
I May Destroy You
WINNER: The Queen’s Gambit
The Underground Railroad

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General FAQs

What show won the most Emmys 2021?

Netflix royals series The Crown dominated the 2021 Emmy Awards, claiming 11 wins in total. The wins included Olivia Colman was named best actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, Josh O'Connor best actor for his Prince Charles, and Gillian Anderson best supporting actress.

Which Emmys did Ted lasso win?

At the 2021 Emmy Awards, Apple TV series Ted Lasso awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actor for Jason Sudeikis, Supporting Actress for Hannah Waddingham, and Supporting Actor for Brett Goldstein.

Who won best comedy Emmy?

Apple TV series Ted Lasso won the award for Outstanding Comedy Series, beating out other titles like Emily in Paris, Cobra Kai, and Black-ish.