Stars react to their 2021 Emmy nominations
The Emmy nominations are in for one of the weirdest, toughest years in TV history.
Presented by the Emmy-winning father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones and Jasmine Cephas Jones, Tuesday's nominations celebrate many of the shows that were able to still deliver during the global pandemic, providing comfort to viewers sheltering in place.
It was a big year for Disney, whose streaming service scored multiple nominations for shows like WandaVision and The Mandalorian, plus FX finally getting more love for Pose. Don't rule out HBO and even NBC, though, with a bevy of nominations for shows like Mare of Easttown and Saturday Night Live.
Check out reactions from the many nominees below, and see the full list of nominations here.
The 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, will air on CBS and Paramount+ at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sunday, Sept. 19.
The Boys (Outstanding Drama Series)
Eric Kripke (Creator/Showrunner)
Bridgerton (Outstanding Drama Series)
Chris Van Dusen (Creator/Showrunner)
"In creating and running Bridgerton, I always hoped audiences would be able to find the joy it was meant to provide.
"I'm beyond humbled by this recognition from the Television Academy. Not even Lady Whistledown herself would have the words to describe how proud I am of this astonishingly brilliant cast and crew, as well as how fortunate I feel to have worked alongside Shondaland and Netflix in bringing the show to life."
Regé-Jean Page (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series)
Julie Anne Robinson (Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series)
"I am thrilled and beyond honored to be nominated by the Television Academy. Directing this cast was an absolute joy, and I cannot thank Shonda, Betsy, Chris, and the team at Netflix enough. Bridgerton is a tremendously special series and I am so happy it resonated with audiences as well as the industry. Now I just need to convince Lady Whistledown to let me borrow one of her fabulous dresses for the show!"
The Crown (Outstanding Drama Series)
Peter Morgan (Creator/Writer)
"Thank you to the Television Academy. We are all pinching ourselves that after four series, The Crown is still being embraced and enjoyed in this way. Behind the scenes, this show has an immense, dedicated and incredibly hardworking crew of world-class talent. So, these nominations are gratefully received in recognition of all their outstanding work which continues to inspire me every day."
Emma Corrin (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series)
"'It Is Absolutely Essential That I See The Queen!' Huge congratulations to my wonderful costar and mentor Olivia Colman. It's an unbelievable honour to be nominated in this category alongside you and such other wonderfully talented actors. This nomination only exists because of Josh and all my family on The Crown. Every part of my involvement in telling this story has felt like a dream I don't want to wake up from - I'm so happy and so honoured by the recognition. Thank you!"
Josh O'Connor (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series)
"This is amazing! Thank you to the Academy for this tremendous send-off. It has been such an honor to be a part of this beautiful family for the past three years and to share this recognition today with Emma, Olivia, Gillian, Helena, Emerald, Tobias, Peter Morgan, and the entire cast and crew of The Crown just means the world."
Helena Bonham Carter (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series)
"Thank you dear Emmys voters for this compliment! I had the time of my life playing Princess Margaret and now you reward the fun with this!
"The words 'Pig in Sh**' come to mind. I share it with the many skilled and brilliant people who helped me put her together — the crew, Jess Hobbs, Peter Morgan and the wig and Netflix."
Tobias Menzies (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series)
"Thanks to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the Emmy nomination, and congratulations to all my fellow nominees, nice one!"
The Handmaid's Tale (Outstanding Drama Series)
Bruce Miller (Creator/Showrunner)
"We're incredibly honored to be recognized by the Television Academy, especially in such a challenging year, and are so very proud of the amazing work of our cast and crew, and what they were able to accomplish in the midst of a pandemic. We could not be more grateful."
Ann Dowd (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series)
"It was such a privilege to come to know Aunt Lydia this season as she continues to evolve. I'm deeply honored and grateful to be nominated in the company of my beautiful colleagues. Thank you."
O-T Fagbenle (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series)
"I am so happy for all of the Emmy nominees this morning! There's been a bounty of impactful television and stories being told on screen over the last year, and I am humbled to play some part in that. Our cast, crew and creatives put so much love into The Handmaid's Tale to bring it to life, it makes me smile to see everybody receive so much love in return!"
Lovecraft Country (Outstanding Drama Series)
Jurnee Smollett (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series)
"I am in complete shock but feel incredibly humbled and am so grateful for this nomination! I'm tremendously thankful that the show and my amazing cast members were recognized for our work and Misha Green's fearless storytelling. I feel like I'm living my ancestors' wildest dreams. It's such an honor."
Jonathan Majors (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series)
"Oh my. Gratitude and surprise are running laps in my heart. 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…."
The Mandalorian (Outstanding Drama Series)
Giancarlo Esposito (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series)
"I am deeply honored and completely overwhelmed with gratitude that comes with this recognition.
"I am grateful to the Television Academy and all its members who champion the creative arts to uplift, inspire, educate and entertain.
"Funny how when you least expect it, and are inspired by the LOVE and commitment to the craft, all your dreams come true!Thank you, Team Mandalorian! So inspired! So proud!"
Pose (Outstanding Drama Series)
Steven Canals (Creator/Showrunner)
"For six months, in the midst of a global pandemic, Black and Latin and Trans and Queer artists created together. Alongside a luminescent cast, and tireless crew, I, with my magnificent collaborators, told an aspirational story of family, resilience, possibility, and, most importantly, love. I'm thrilled for Billy Porter and MJ Rodriguez, who made history this morning as the first Trans actress nominated in the Drama Actress category. And I'm grateful to the TV Academy for recognizing my contribution to the TV landscape with these three incredible nominations for writing, directing, and producing. This boy from the Bronx is forever humbled by the recognition."
Janet Mock (Executive Producer)
Billy Porter (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series)
"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!"
This Is Us (Outstanding Drama Series)
Dan Fogelman (Creator/Executive Producer)
"Thank you to the Television Academy — what lovely company to be in. We can't wait to take selfies with everyone. And congrats to the entire This Is Us family. You made one of my favorite seasons during an impossible time and I'm crazy about all of you."
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Don Cheadle (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series)
Matthew Rhys (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series)
"I'm honored to be nominated for a show of this caliber. My great thanks to the Academy for such a nomination and enormous thanks to all who worked on Perry Mason for getting me here."
Sophie Okonedo (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series)
"I'm absolutely blown away to receive an Emmy nomination. I enjoyed every minute of filming Ratched and I got to work with some of the most generous and exciting actors around. Enormous thanks and gratitude to everyone who made this nomination possible."
Black-ish (Outstanding Comedy Series)
Anthony Anderson (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series)
"Thank you to the Academy. I am truly humbled by this nomination and I am so thrilled for the recognition for our show and the extremely talented Tracee Ellis Ross and for an incredible six nominations! We continue to be immensely proud of the work we do and recognize how lucky we are to be able to bring laughter to our viewers. What a way to start our final season!"
Cobra Kai (Outstanding Comedy Series)
Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg (Showrunners)
"Like The Karate Kid before it, Cobra Kai has always been a true underdog story. From our humble YouTube beginnings to our badass Netflix arrival, we have enjoyed being the senseis for this special series. Being nominated for Best Comedy Series is a tremendous moment for the show that is a testament to the sweat equity put in daily by the absolute best cast and crew around. Thank you to Sony and Netflix for supporting our storytelling and giving us the freedom to grow the Miyagiverse. We are thrilled and thankful… and we think we know karate, so everyone else in the category better watch out!"
Emily in Paris (Outstanding Comedy Series)
Darren Star (Creator/Showrunner)
"We are so thrilled to be recognized by The Television Academy for Emily in Paris and to be included with such fantastic company. Making this show with Netflix, MTV Entertainment Studios, and our extraordinary French crew has been a true joy and on behalf of every person who has worked so hard on this show, we want to thank the Emmy voters for this amazing recognition."
The Flight Attendant (Outstanding Comedy Series)
Steve Yockey (Co-showrunner/Executive Producer)
"Wow. It's still surreal to me that our odd, dark, frenetic show has been so well received. We're incredibly proud of it and this recognition is really the icing on the cake for everyone involved in bringing The Flight Attendant to life. It's just — it's an exciting morning."
Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter (Executive Producers)
"We are so thrilled for all the love for The Flight Attendant. Kaley Cuoco is a dream partner, as kind as she is talented, and we couldn't be more excited for her and all the other brilliant people whose hard work is being recognized, from Steve Yockey, Susanna Fogel and Rosie Perez to Sara K. White, John Papsidera, Beth Bowling, Kim Miscia, Blake Neely, and Heather Persons."
Kaley Cuoco (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series)
"I could never have dreamed of a moment like this… so surreal! I am so proud of the entire TFA cast and crew for each and every one of these Emmy nods. It is a massive team effort bringing a show like this to life and I'm so grateful to each person involved. Thank you to the Television Academy for this recognition. My heart is exploding!"
Rosie Perez (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series)
"I am so overwhelmed with joy and deep appreciation for this recognition! This is my very first Emmy nomination for my work as an actress. I am still screaming with happy tears and disbelief! I am honored to be part of an incredible group of fantastic fellow female nominees! My heart is full of gratitude to the entire Flight Attendant team, especially Kaley Cuoco, Steve Yockey, Meredith Lavender, Marcie Ulin, Susanna Fogel and the HBO Max family for the opportunity to bring 'Megan' to life. As a Latina actress in this industry for over 30-plus years, I have been very blessed but let's be honest, a role like this doesn't come that often, no matter how long or how well you've done in this industry. But I kept the faith. This was truly an actor's dream job, to have so much fun on a daily basis and so much freedom and trust to soar. I'm so happy I said yes to Ms. Kaley Cuoco to play this wonderfully flawed and lovable character. My congratulations to her on her Best Actress nomination!! Go Kaley #Badasswoman, and to all the other nominations that our fabulous show received!! Nine in total! Woo hoo! Thank you. Thank you. And thank you. xoxo Rose Perez"
Hacks (Outstanding Comedy Series)
Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky (Creators/Showrunners)
"We are so incredibly grateful to the members of the Television Academy for honoring Hacks with 15 nominations this morning. We could not be more proud that our amazing cast and crew are being recognized for their brilliance and hard work — they poured their hearts and souls into this show, during an incredibly difficult time, and we are forever indebted to them. We also share these nominations with our partners at HBO Max and Universal Television, who have given us endless support and encouragement. We're so excited to celebrate with everyone in person and kiss so many of them on the mouth. Is the CDC allowing us to do that yet? Please don't contact HR."
Jean Smart (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series)
"I am absolutely thrilled and so over the moon proud of both shows. They were incredible collaborations. Both characters are survivors in their way, but one has given in to the realities of life and the other is still fighting for everything life still (she feels) owes her."
Hannah Einbinder (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series)
"My gratitude for this recognition is insurmountable. It is my sincerest belief that so many shows this year helped people momentarily escape the madness and sadness, and having a hand in that is the highest honor I can imagine. I so deeply admire Carl, Jean, Paul, Lucia, and Jen and seeing them get the recognition they deserve fills me with immense pride. I love all my girlies!"
Carl Clemons-Hopkins (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series)
"I am so very grateful for this recognition! This was not expected, and was a great way to start a Tuesday! I am especially grateful to Jen, Lucia, and Paul for creating such a beautiful and brilliant story. And am so excited for Jean, Hannah, and every other nominee with Hacks!"
The Kominsky Method (Outstanding Comedy Series)
Chuck Lorre (Creator)
"Thank you to the members of the TV Academy for the six nominations! The past three seasons of The Kominsky Method have been an experience of a lifetime and it's a great honor to finish out on such a high note. I want to congratulate Michael Douglas, Paul Reiser and Morgan Freeman for their well-deserved acting nominations. Thank you to Netflix, Warner Bros. and everyone on the show that worked so hard to make The Kominsky Method. Congrats to Yuri Reese, Sean Madsen and Brian Wittle for their sound mixing nomination and Nikki Valko, Ken Miller and Tara Treacy for their Casting nomination."
Michael Douglas (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series)
"We got some good news today for The Kominsky Method — six nominations. What a joy to finish off three seasons with these well-deserved nominations. A wonderful job by everyone. Thank you all for a great experience."
Ted Lasso (Outstanding Comedy Series)
Juno Temple (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series)
"Oh my goodness I am absolutely speechless! Thank you so much for this overwhelming recognition of our show that has meant so much to me. Ted Lasso truly is a family and I could not be more grateful to be a part of it."
Hannah Waddingham (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series)
"I can't quite believe this is happening. I don't know what feels greater, to be recognized for my own work or all the joy I feel for my magnificent Ted Lasso family to be nominated themselves. We are a real family and to share this with them is everything. Thank you to the Television Academy. Rebecca runs through my bloodstream. She is so precious to me, and this is just the icing on the cake."
Brett Goldstein (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series)
"Holy f***ing s***. What an incredible honor. Proper dream come true s***.
"Every part of this show has felt like magic to me. To have the privilege to work on it, to get to make something with this incredible team and now for us to be nominated as a team is just too lovely. Extra special thanks to Jason and Bill for inviting me to be part of this. What a thing…
"As a cynical English guy I'm struggling to deal with all this wonderfulness. I'm not crying, you're crying. F*** off! You're crying. You ****."
Brendan Hunt (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series)
"Getting nominated for an acting Emmy is as thrilling as it is surprising. Not only was this kind of thing never something I was planning or pining for, but also I'm not even the 'best supporting actor' on my own show. I am appreciative of, and humbled by, this recognition; but far more appreciative that so many of my castmates have received the same. We're a team, but maybe we're a team with a deep bench."
Nick Mohammed (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series)
"Honoured, baffled and utterly thrilled to be nominated alongside these absolute giants and to represent Ted Lasso and everything it/he stands for."
Jeremy Swift (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series)
"I am very surprised to be nominated along with many of my hugely talented colleagues. Thank you Emmy voters for your support for the show. The cast, crew and creatives appreciate it very much. I hope we can continue to entertain you with forthcoming seasons.
"Now I am going to bed with a hot beverage."
Zach Braff (Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series)
William H. Macy (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series)
Mare of Easttown (Outstanding Limited Or Anthology Series)
Brad Ingelsby (Creator/Showrunner)
"We are thrilled and humbled to be so greatly recognized by The Television Academy for Mare of Easttown and to be included among such amazing company. This is such a deeply personal and important story for me and none of this could have ever been possible without our amazing cast and crew. Thank you to HBO and my partners at Wiip for their unwavering support and separately I want to congratulate Kate, Jean, Evan, Julianne and Craig on their much deserved nominations."
Paul Lee and Mark Roybal (Executive Producers)
"The Wiip team wants to thank the Television Academy for today's humbling recognition. We are proud of the impeccable work by our unbelievable cast, led by the inimitable Kate, and our deeply talented crew in Philadelphia, New York and Los Angeles. Our Easttowners are truly the gold standard. We would also like to thank our partners at HBO, who believed in this show from the very first page. And of course, we would like to thank Brad, for entrusting us with that page and the many brilliant scripts that followed. Congratulations to him, Craig, Kate, Julianne, Jean, Evan and all of our nominated filmmakers who brought this wonderful production to life."
Julianne Nicholson (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Or Anthology Series or Movie)
"I am so proud to be a part of my beloved Mare of Easttown group! It was a wonderful experience led by my friend Kate, who was the most inspiring team leader we could have. Thanks also to Brad for his amazing words and for Craig in giving us a safe place to create. I, and we, are so lucky to have the support of HBO. What a great morning!!"
Jean Smart (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Or Anthology Series or Movie)
"I am absolutely thrilled and so over the moon proud of both shows. They were incredible collaborations. Both characters are survivors in their way, but one has given in to the realities of life and the other is still fighting for everything life still (she feels) owes her."
Evan Peters (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Or Anthology Series or Movie)
"I am beyond honored to be recognized by the Academy for my work in Mare of Easttown. Working alongside Kate Winslet everyday was a dream job and it's been incredibly rewarding to see the outpour of love for Zabel. I am grateful to Craig, Brad and HBO for the opportunity, and thrilled to share this recognition with them, Kate, Jean, Julianne and the entire cast and crew. I also want to congratulate my WandaVision team on their many nominations!"
Craig Zobel (Outstanding Directing for a Limited Or Anthology Series or Movie)
"I am truly honored by this recognition from the Television Academy and to be in the company of so many other great directors in this category. I'm so proud of our amazing cast who all gave incomparable performances, along with the crew, and producers who all worked on this show. I am grateful to HBO for bringing me into this project and everyone creating more twists and turns than 'Murder Durder.' It's been amazing to see the great responses to Mare. Now everyone go celebrate at your local Wawa!"
The Underground Railroad (Outstanding Limited Or Anthology Series)
Barry Jenkins (Creator/Showrunner/Director)
"I've never undertaken something quite like our limited series The Underground Railroad but in the process of making it, a lesson I learned as a pupil revealed itself to be viciously true: a director is nothing without their cast, their crew; without the network of hundreds it takes to make a vision like this a dream realized and true. It's for that reason I want to thank the Television Academy, on behalf of every soul who ever appeared at the bottom or top of any call sheet in our 116 days of shooting, for the recognition of this show alongside the exemplary nominees in the limited series category. It is always 'an honor to be nominated.' Today I hope that phrase will serve as a celebration of the wonderful crew that gave this show its fuel and the selfless cast on whose wings it took flight."
WandaVision (Outstanding Limited Or Anthology Series)
Jac Schaeffer (Creator/Showrunner)
"Thank you to the Academy for recognizing WandaVision and the incredibly talented cast members and creatives behind the series. Our show was designed as a love letter to television so an acknowledgment from this extraordinary community is deeply meaningful to me. I have always turned to television for comfort and it is an immense honor to now be in the company of the very shows that helped me through this last year. Enormous thanks to everyone involved in our show, especially my partners at Marvel."
Paul Bettany (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Or Anthology Series or Movie)
"What fantastic news to wake up to this morning! I'm deeply honoured to have been nominated for what was a dream role for me, and I'm thrilled for all of my WandaVision family for the love they received from the academy. And then to see Uncle Frank get recognised as well makes this the happiest of mornings."
Cynthia Erivo (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Or Anthology Series or Movie)
"I'm so overwhelmed by this, especially given what it's for. To be nominated amongst not only peers, but friends, is a dream come true. More than anything, it feels like a true celebration of the legacy of Aretha Franklin. I thank the Television Academy for honoring the Queen of Soul."
Oslo (Outstanding Television Movie)
Bartlett Sher (Director/Executive Producer) and J.T. Rogers (Writer/Executive Producer)
"Thank you to the Television Academy for this incredible recognition. Oslo is an important call to dialogue amid profound discord and violence, and it's been an absolute privilege and labor of love working with this talented cast and crew. Everyone on this film, from Prague to London to the Middle East, devoted so much of themselves on the journey of this extraordinary experience. Our sincere gratitude to our collaborators at HBO as well as our tireless producers, led by Marc Platt, Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Jared LeBoff, and Cambra Overend.
"The recognition of this nomination for a message of peace is a remarkable gesture from the Academy and its members and we are deeply moved and humbled by it."
Hugh Grant (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Or Anthology Series or Movie)
"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]."
Sylvie's Love (Outstanding Television Movie)
Eugene Ashe (Writer/Director)
"On behalf of the entire cast and crew of Sylvie's Love, I'd like to thank The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for this Emmy nomination. And I'd also like to thank all of the fans of our film for allowing yourselves to believe in love."
Nnamdi Asomugha (Producer/Star)
"I am so grateful to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for nominating our film Sylvie's Love this morning. From premiering our film in Sundance, to Amazon acquiring it, Sylvie's Love has been a labor of love and to have our journey culminate in this moment with an Emmy nomination is so exciting, gratifying and appreciated. I think our film is a celebration of the beauty of Black humanity and love. To be acknowledged in this way is tremendously meaningful to me and to the creative family that worked together to bring this narrative to life."
Uncle Frank (Outstanding Television Movie)
Alan Ball (Writer/Director)
"I am thrilled for Uncle Frank to be recognized by the television academy. Making this movie, with such an amazing cast and crew, was a high point of my professional life."
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Or Anthology Series or Movie)
Leslie Odom Jr. (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Or Anthology Series or Movie)
"I'm very thankful to the Television Academy for this acknowledgment! Reverberations from Lin-Manuel's masterpiece continue to surprise and delight those of us that were lucky enough to be in the original company. So grateful for the support the film has received from audiences and the team at Disney+. What a morning!"
Renee Elise Goldsberry (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Or Anthology Series or Movie)
"I can't stop saying WOW. I'm so excited to be nominated for an EMMY with all of these amazing actresses. And to be recognized in this category with my sister, Phillipa Soo, has me crying tears of joy! For me, Hamilton is truly a gift that keeps on giving! Thank you, Television Academy, for providing this opportunity to celebrate our work together again. I am so grateful for this tremendous honor!"
Daveed Diggs (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Or Anthology Series or Movie)
"Wow. Trip. Big love to all the Ham fam, specifically nominated and otherwise. How crazy is it that we got to make a thing that continues to resonate with people so much? Does this mean we get to hang out again soon?"
A Black Lady Sketch Show (Outstanding Variety Sketch Series)
Robin Thede (Creator/Star)
"I am THRILLED that ABLSS has been nominated for FIVE Emmys this year! I am so proud of Issa and Yvette on their individual nominations, our editing team of badass women, our Black lady writers' room and our entire cast and crew for the series nomination! The number of Black women who get to add 'Emmy Nominated' before their names is giving me so much joy. We worked incredibly hard at the height of a global pandemic to bring this season to the audience and I was already extremely proud of it, but now I'm simply over the moon! HBO, Jax Media and our producing partners (hello Issa Rae!) are stellar and we can't wait to come back for an even more epic Season 3!"
Ashley Nicole Black (Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series)
The Amber Ruffin Show
Amber Ruffin (Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series)
Jenny Hagel (Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series)
Shantira Jackson (Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series)
Dewayne Perkins (Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series)
Friends: The Reunion (Outstanding Variety Special, Pre-Recorded)
Courteney Cox (Star)
Nailed It (Outstanding Competition Program)
Nicole Byer (Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program)
RuPaul's Drag Race (Outstanding Competition Program)
RuPaul (Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program)
"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 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."
Top Chef (Outstanding Competition Program)
Padma Lakshmi (Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program)
"I'm so glad that all of the hard work and sacrifices made by everyone in the Top Chef crew has been recognized by the Television Academy, as we filmed this season during the pandemic, fires and civil unrest in Portland. We are lucky to be nominated every season but this nomination is especially meaningful."
The Voice (Outstanding Competition Program)
Carson Daly (Host)
"It's never lost on any of us at The Voice that getting an Emmy nomination is such an incredible honor. We have so many talented, hardworking people who make this show so special. Top to bottom, the best in the business for almost 500 episodes. We appreciate their hard work getting the highest recognition a television show can receive. On behalf of our superstar coaches, our entire cast and crew, and the most talented singers in the world, we'd like to thank the Academy for this nomination. We'd also like to recognize the other inspiring shows we've been lucky enough to get nominated alongside. Thank you!"
Below Deck (Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program)
Captain Lee Rosbach (Star)
"Being part of Below Deck since the beginning has been a wild ride that has been filled with many surprises. Finding out today that we received two Emmy nominations is the most exciting surprise yet. I'm extremely humbled to be a small part of the talented team that actually makes this show what it is and I'm so very proud of everyone."
Allen v. Farrow (Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series)
Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering, and Amy Herdy (Co-creators)
"We are beyond thrilled and honored by this incredible recognition from our peers. This series was extremely challenging to make on multiple levels and it's deeply moving to have our filmmaking and investigative work championed in this way. We are grateful to our incredible editors, executive producers, music and sound teams, graphic artists, and HBO for bringing their best to this project every single day; and are hugely grateful to Dylan and the Farrow family for their exceptional courage. Lastly we are especially grateful for what this recognition represents to survivors of incest everywhere, as it lets them know they are heard, believed, and no longer alone."
City So Real (Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series)
Steven James (Creator)
"We are so thrilled to receive these nominations for City So Real from the Television Academy. This docuseries was an incredibly rewarding adventure for us, and we had the best possible subjects in the citizens of Chicago, a city we dearly love. My producing partner Zak Piper and I give heartfelt thanks to our stellar team, including Kartemquin, Participant, and National Geographic. And I want to give a special shout out to my son, Jackson, with whom I proudly share nomination for cinematography. I know talent when I see it!"
Boys State (Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special)
Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine (Producers/Directors)
"Our journey with Boys State has been one of continuous surprise. This latest turn of events is as thrilling as Steven Garza's underdog campaign for governor, and we're gratified to see the work of our incredible production team and the courage of our film subjects recognized by the Television Academy. These nominations are also, in large part, a reflection of the tremendous faith and hard work of our friends and partners at Concordia Studio and Apple TV+."