‘The Queen's Gambit,' ‘Ted Lasso' Vie for Emmy Nominations

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“The Crown" and “Ted Lasso,” among the TV shows that helped distract America during an oppressive pandemic year, are successful the hunt for Emmy recognition.

The nominations for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards volition beryllium announced Tuesday by father-and-daughter actors Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (“Blindspotting”), and TV academy main enforcement Frank Scherma.

In its 4th season, the British royal play “The Crown” moved person to modern events with its mentation of the courtship and rocky matrimony of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer, played by Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin.

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The actors are among the favorites for Emmy nods, on with Olivia Colman arsenic Queen Elizabeth II and Gillian Anderson arsenic Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

For Netflix, which led the mode for the emergence of streaming services but has yet to assertion a apical bid trophy, “The Crown” whitethorn correspond its champion bet. It's been nominated 3 times before.

“Ted Lasso,” a feel-good drama astir a middling American shot manager abruptly imported to England to instrumentality implicit a shot team, could snare nominations for prima Jason Sudeikis and formed members including Hannah Waddingham and Nick Mohammed.

Contenders successful the miniseries class see “The Queen’s Gambit,” with breakout prima Anya Taylor-Joy arsenic a troubled chess prodigy, and “The Underground Railroad,” based connected the Pulitzer Prize-winning caller by Colson Whitehead and created by Oscar-winning manager Barry Jenkins ("Moonlight").

Thuso Mbedu and Aaron Pierre, who prima successful the wrenching depiction of U.S. slavery combined with elements of magical realism, are imaginable nominees.

“Lovecraft Country,” which spins a communicative astir mid-20th-century racism with elements of horror, is up for play bid honors contempt its cancellation by HBO aft 1 season.

“The Mandalorian” and “WandaVision” are among the sci-fi and phantasy genre shows successful contention.

Also vying for Emmy information are shows that made a splash and boast movie stars, including the transgression miniseries “Mare of Easttown” with Kate Winslet and “The Undoing” with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant.

TV academy voters person a accidental to physique connected the inclusiveness of past year's acting nominations, which included a grounds fig of Black nominees — 35 — among the 102 contenders for lead, supporting and impermanent performances successful drama, drama and constricted bid oregon TV movie.

At somewhat much than 34% of nominees, that improved connected the 2018 grounds of conscionable nether 28% of Black actors successful those categories. Voters besides person the accidental to admit different actors of color, including Rosie Perez for the drama thriller “The Flight Attendant,” and trans actors Mj Rodriguez and Angelica Ross for “Pose.”

The Sept. 10 ceremony, which past twelvemonth was held virtually due to the fact that of the COVID-19 pandemic, volition aerial unrecorded connected CBS from a theatre and see a constricted in-person assemblage of nominees and guests. Cedric the Entertainer is the host.

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