Ted Lasso’s Hannah Waddingham took home the first award at the 2021 Emmys on Sunday, while Gillian Anderson won a supporting prize for her role as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Waddingham, 47, took home the prize for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the acclaimed Apple TV+ dramedy, while Anderson, 53, won for Netflix’s historical drama The Crown.
The 2021 ceremony was taking place at L.A. Live’s Event Deck, a space that offers indoor and outdoor locations for the big event, in Downtown Los Angeles
Winner! Ted Lasso’s Hannah Waddingham, 47. took home the first award at the 2021 Emmys on Sunday
Hannah shouted with joy after winning her big award.
‘Jason, you’ve changed my life with this,’ she gushed for her costar Jason Sudeikis, who plays the title character and co-created the series.
She plays the owner of an English soccer team who hires an American football coach (Sudeikis) who head her team, despite his total lack of experience with the sport.
Among the nominees was her costar Juno Temple.
Gillian Anderson looked overjoyed when she was announced as the winner of Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
She dedicated the win to her manager Connie Freiberg, ‘who believed in me when no one else would.’
Gillian stars as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in season four of the hit historical drama. It was the actress’ second win in 24 years following her award for The X-Files.
Thanks: ‘Jason, you’ve changed my life with this,’ she gushed for her costar Jason Sudeikis, who plays the title character and co-created the series
The boss: Waddingham plays the owner of an English soccer team who hires an American football coach (Sudeikis) who head her team, despite his total lack of experience with the sport
Drama winner: Gillian Anderson looked overjoyed when she was announced as the winner of Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for The Crown
Ripped from the headlines: Gillian stars as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in season four of the hit historical drama. It was the actress’ second win in 24 years following her award for The X-Files
Immediately after Hannah’s big win, Ted Lasso fans scored another goal when comedian and actor Brett Goldstein was announced the winner of the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series trophy.
He dropped the gruff voice he uses for the show for some kind words about his costars.
‘This cast made me sick they’re so good,’ he gushed.
Julianne Nicholson marked the first winner for a drama series with a Best Supporting Actress win for Mare Of Easttown.
She offered kind thanks to the show’s star Kate Winslet.
‘Man, you’re good at acting,’ she joked, before thanking the Titanic star for talking her into doing the series.
Her costar Evan Peters also won for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for the same show.
Dropping the act: He skipped the gruff voice he uses for the show for some kind words about his costars. ‘This cast made me sick they’re so good,’ he gushed
Two for two: Immediately after Hannah’s big win, Ted Lasso fans scored another goal when comedian and actor Brett Goldstein was announced the winner of the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series trophy
Going dark: Julianne Nicholson marked the first winner for a drama series with a Best Supporting Actress win for Mare Of Easttown. Her costar Evan Peters also won for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for the same show
Thanks: Julianne offered kind thanks to the show’s star Kate Winslet. ‘Man, you’re good at acting,’ she joked, before thanking the Titanic star for talking her into doing the series
The first non-acting award of the evening was Writing in a Drama Series, which went to The Crown writer Peter Morgan.
He joked that he’d wasted all 45 seconds allotted for his speech just walking to the stage.
Next up was Directing for a Drama Series, which was awarded to Jessica Hobbs for The Crown.
She paid tribute to her mother, ‘who at 77 is still directing.’
The boss: The award for Directing for a Drama Series was awarded to Jessica Hobbs for The Crown. She paid tribute to her mother, ‘who at 77 is still directing’
Next up was Tobias Menzies, who won the Supporting Actor prize for The Crown, though he didn’t attend the ceremony.
The writers of HBO’s news–comedy program Last Week Tonight With John Oliver were the big winners of the Writing for a Variety Series honor.
They joked that only the ‘hottest’ of the many writers on the show were allowed to go to the ceremony.
Oliver himself took to the stage to accept the Variety Talk Series award for his newsy program, while Lorne Michaels led a bevy of the staff from the long-running late night institution Saturday Night Live, which won the award for Variety Sketch Series.
He singled out some of the guest performers who played political roles this past season, including Jim Carrey as then-presidential candidate Joe Biden and Maya Rudolph as future-Vice President Kamala Harris.
The writers of HBO’s acclaimed comedy series Hacks won the award for Writing for a Comedy Series. Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky, who wrote the pilot episode, accepted the award.
Host Cedric the Entertainer, 57, opened the show with a tribute to the late Biz Markie with a parody of his signature song Just A Friend.
During a press conference in LA earlier this week, the host promised to make the show more ‘fun’ and less ‘stuffy.’
The Television Academy has announced that the September 19 ceremony will once again be slightly different this year, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 73rd annual awards show that celebrates the best of television will have a ‘limited’ number of guests (about 500) and nominees on the red carpet as well as event staff.
The show must go on: The 2021 Emmy Awards will take place on Sunday evening at L.A. Live’s Event Deck, a space that offers indoor and outdoor locations for the production
And attendees have to show proof of vaccination and a negative test result.
The Academy said in a statement: ‘Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of Emmy nominees, guests and media, the number of production personnel and staff must be limited at this year’s 73rd Emmy Awards.’
They added that there will be a ‘very limited red carpet for talent arrivals’, and a virtual media center to ‘allow media outlets to connect directly with Emmy winners as they are announced.’
The show will also include several satellite events that the telecast will cut to when needed.
The cast and producers of the smash hit series The Crown — starring Claire Foy and Gillian Anderson – are hosting their own Emmy ceremony in London.
Top Chef and Jimmy Kimmel Live will also video conference in.
He wants laughs: The host is Cedric The Entertainer, 57, who promises to make the show more ‘fun’ and less ‘stuffy.’ Seen on September 14 during an Emmy press day
Celebrity guests are expected to include nominees Kaley Cuoco, who has been nominated for The Flight Attendant, Jean Smart who has won a nod for her role as a stand-up comedienne in Hacks and Allison Janney, who has been singled out for her turn in Mom.
Some of the presenters are Michael Douglas, Taraji P. Henson, Sarah Paulson, Beanie Feldstein, Seth Rogen, Mindy Kaling, Dolly Parton and actresses Awkwafina.
Jennifer Aniston has already said that she will not be attending the event as she wants to be as cautious as she can during the pandemic.
The Crown and The Mandalorian lead the 2021 Emmys nominations, with 24 each.
The Netflix series, based on the British royal family, and Disney Plus’ Star Wars spin-off racked up the impressive number of nods to bring Netflix’s total to 129 with Disney Plus clocking up 71 nominations.
Marvel and Disney Plus’ WandaVision followed with 23 nominations, while Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale received 21.
The Crown co-stars Olivia Colman, who plays Queen Elizabeth, and Emma Corrin (Princess Diana) will compete in the Lead Actress in a Drama Series category.
Their co-star Josh O’Connor is up for Lead Actor in a Drama Series, for his portrayal of Prince Charles.
He will compete with fellow British actor Rege-Jean Page, for his performance as the Duke of Hastings in Bridgerton.
And Bridgerton and The Crown are up for Drama Series, alongside The Boys, The Handmaid’s Tale, This Is Us, Pose, The Mandalorian and Lovecraft Country.
Mj Rodriguez will make history as the first transgender performer to pick up an Emmy nomination in a major acting category.
The 30-year-old star is nominated for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Pose.
The nomination came after the Television Academy’s Board of Governors announced that a nominee or winner of any acting category can request they be referred to as ‘Performer’ on their nomination certificate and Emmy statue, although the categories themselves relating to Actor and Actress won’t change.
THE 73RD ANNUAL EMMY NOMINATIONS FOR 2021
The Boys (Amazon)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Lovecraft Country (HBO)
The Mandalorian (Disney+)
This Is Us (NBC)
Bridgerton was nominated for Best Drama Series
Cobra Kai (Netflix)
Emily in Paris (Netflix)
Hacks (HBO Max)
The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
The Kominsky Method was on the list for Best Comedy Series
Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) — WINNER
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Nailed It! (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)
Jean Smart was recognized for Hacks
Lead Actress, Comedy
Aidy Bryant (Shrill)
Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant)
Allison Janney (Mom)
Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish)
Jean Smart (Hacks)
Lead Actor, Comedy
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)
Kenan Thompson (Kenan)
Lead Actor, Limited Series, Movie or Anthology
Paul Bettany (WandaVision)
Hugh Grant (The Undoing)
Ewan McGregor (Halston)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton)
Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton)
Kate Winslet was recognized for her work in Mare Of Easttown
Lead Actress, Limited Series, Movie or Anthology
Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You)
Cynthia Erivo (Genius: Aretha)
Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision)
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit)
Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown)
I May Destroy You (HBO)
Mare of Easttown (HBO)
The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
The Underground Railroad (Amazon)
WandaVision landed in Limited Series
Lead Actress, Drama
Uzo Aduba (In Treatment)
Olivia Colman (The Crown)
Emma Corrin (The Crown)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Mj Rodriguez (Pose)
Jurnee Smollett (Lovecraft Country)
Lead Actor, Drama
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country)
Josh O’Connor (The Crown)
Rege-Jean Page (Bridgerton)
Billy Porter (Pose)
Matthew Rhys (Perry Mason)
Sterling K. Brown was nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama
Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square
Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian)
O-T Fagbenie (The Handmaid’s Tale)
John Lithgow (Perry Mason)
Tobias Menzies (The Crown) — WINNER
Max Minghella (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Chris Sullivan (This Is Us)
Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Michael K. Williams (Lovecraft Country)
Gillian Anderson in The Crown for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Gillian Anderson (The Crown) — WINNER
Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown)
Madeline Brewer (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Aunjanue Ellis (Lovecraft Country)
Emerald Fennell (The Crown)
Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Carl Clemons-Hopkins (Hacks)
Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso) — WINNER
Brendan Hunt (Ted Lasso)
Nick Mohammed (Ted Lasso)
Paul Reiser (The Kominsky Method)
Jeremy Swift (Ted Lasso)
Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live)
Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live)
Aidy Bryant was given nods for Shrill and Saturday Night Live
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live)
Hannah Einbinder (Hacks)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
Rosie Perez (The Flight Attendant)
Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live)
Juno Temple (Ted Lasso)
Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso) — WINNER
Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Thomas Brodie Sangster (The Queen’s Gambit)
Daveed Diggs (Hamilton)
Paapa Essiedu (May Destroy You)
Jonathan Groff (Hamilton)
Evan Peters (Mare Of Easttown) — WINNER
Anthony Ramos (Hamilton)
Kate McKinnon was on the list for her work on Saturday Night Live
Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton)
Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision)
Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit)
Julianne Nicholson (Mare Of Easttown) — WINNER
Jean Smart (Mare Of Easttown)
Phillipa Soo (Hamilton)
Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Don Cheadle (‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’)
Charles Dance (‘The Crown’)
Timothy Olyphant (‘The Mandalorian’)
Courtney B. Vance (‘Lovecraft Country’)
Carl Weathers (‘The Mandalorian’)
Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Alexis Bledel (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’)
Claire Foy (‘The Crown’)
McKenna Grace (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’)
Sophie Okonedo (‘Ratched’)
Phylicia Rashad (‘This Is Us’)
Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin (‘Saturday Night Live’)
Dave Chappelle (‘Saturday Night Live’)
Morgan Freeman (‘The Kominsky Method’)
Daniel Kaluuya (‘Saturday Night Live’)
Daniel Levy (‘Saturday Night Live’)
Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Jane Adams (‘Hacks’)
Yvette Nicole Brown (‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’)
Bernadette Peters (‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’)
Issa Rae (‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’)
Maya Rudolph (‘Saturday Night Live’)
Kristen Wiig (‘Saturday Night Live’)
Alec Baldwin was nominated for his role on Saturday Night Live
Variety Sketch Series
‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’
‘Saturday Night Live’ — WINNER
Variety Special (Live)
Celebrating America – An Inauguration Night Special (Multiple Platforms)
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards (CBS)
The Oscars (ABC)
The Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Starring The Weeknd (CBS)
Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020 (Showtime)
Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
Bo Burnham: Inside (Netflix)
David Byrne’s American Utopia (HBO)
8:46 – Dave Chappelle (Netflix)
Friends: The Reunion (HBO Max)
Hamilton (Disney Plus)
A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote (HBO Max)
Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (Netflix)
Oprah with Megan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special (CBS)
Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy (CNN)
United Shades Of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN)
Host For a Reality or Competition Program
Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness (‘Queer Eye’)
Nicole Byer (‘Nailed It!’)
Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary (‘Shark Tank’)
Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons (‘Top Chef’)
RuPaul (‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’)
The Oscars was singled out for their 2020 show
‘Big Mouth’ (Netflix)
‘Bob’s Burgers’ (Fox)
‘Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal’ (Adult Swim)
‘The Simpsons’ (Fox)
‘South Park: The Pandemic Special’ (Comedy Central)
Short Form Animated Program
‘Love, Death + Robots’ (Netflix)
‘Maggie Simpson In: The Force Awakens From Its Nap’ (Disney)
‘Once Upon a Snowman’ (Disney Plus)
‘Robot Chicken’ (Adult Swim)