RuPaul, Jean Smart, Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph, and more actors received at least two nominations at the 2021 Emmys. See all who achieved the feat here.

By Joey Nolfi
July 13, 2021 at 03:39 PM EDT
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The 2021 Emmys had Hollywood seeing double — and even triple — the praise for an elite group of stars.

Tuesday's nominations announcement saw a handful of performers showing up multiple times across key categories, from queer reality competition shows to heavy-hitting dramas. Read on to see which stars, from RuPaul to David Attenborough, earned several nominations from the Television Academy this year.

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RuPaul earned 3 Emmy nominations for his work on 'RuPaul's Drag Race' season 13.
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RuPaul

Nominations: 3
Categories: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program (RuPaul's Drag Race), Outstanding Competition Program (as producer of RuPaul's Drag Race), Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program (as producer of Untucked)
Reaction: "On behalf of the Drag Race family, we are beyond grateful to the Television Academy for recognizing the love and passion that we poured into every frame of season 13.  We couldn't do what we do without the unwavering support of ViacomCBS, VH1, and World of Wonder. I have the distinct pleasure of working with the most creative and dedicated cast and crew in television. But the success of Drag Race starts and ends with our amazing queens. It's their tenacity, creativity and vulnerability that tells queer kids everywhere that they are loved and worthy of celebration."

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Jean Smart

Nominations: 2
Categories: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Hacks), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Mare of Easttown)

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Michaela Coel
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Michaela Coel

Nominations: 3
Categories: Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (I May Destroy You), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (I May Destroy You), Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (I May Destroy You)

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Jason Sudeikis

Nominations: 3
Categories: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Ted Lasso), two nominations for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Ted Lasso)

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Sterling K. Brown

Nominations: 2
Categories: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (This Is Us), Outstanding Narrator (Lincoln: Divided We Stand)
Reaction: "Thank you @televisionacad for this incredible honor! Congrats to @nbcthisis. Got nominated for 2 Emmys y'all!!!! 😁 #ToGodBeTheGlory🙏🏿 Big up to #WestWing reunion special, & Lincoln: Divided We Stand! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your families!"

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Aidy Bryant in 'Shrill' season 3 on Hulu.
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Aidy Bryant

Nominations: 2
Categories: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Shrill), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Saturday Night Live)

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Maya Rudolph

Nominations: 2
Categories: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (Saturday Night Live), Outstanding Character Voice-Over (Big Mouth)

Kenan
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Kenan Thompson

Nominations: 2
Categories: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Kenan), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Saturday Night Live)

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet
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David Attenborough

Nominations: 2
Categories: Outstanding Narrator (A Perfect Planet), Outstanding Narrator (The Year the Earth Changed)

Dave Chapelle
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Dave Chappelle

Nominations: 3
Categories: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Saturday Night Live), Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special (8:46), Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special (8:46)

The 73rd annual Emmy Awards airs Sunday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS and will stream live on Paramount+.

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