2021 Emmy Awards: “The Crown” Crowned As the Biggest Winner

Emma Corrin and Josh O'Connor in
Emma Corrin and Josh O'Connor in "The Crown"

This year’s Emmy Awards were quite enjoyable, but no one was enjoying them more than the cast of The Crown. The royal drama picked seven major awards by the end of the night, while the feel-good sitcom Ted Lasso dominated comedy categories with four trophies.

The Crown mostly owes its Emmy success to its talented cast, with Josh O’Connor, Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, and Gillian Anderson all picking up awards in their respective acting categories. The Netflix hit show also won the award for the outstanding drama series, in addition to picking up trophies for outstanding directing and writing for a drama series.

Ted Lasso won four awards, including the outstanding comedy series and acting awards for three of its stars—Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, and Brett Goldstein. HBO Max’s rookie comedy Hacks was a close second with three awards, and Jean Smart’s win for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series was one of the show’s best moments.

Mare of Easttown dominated the limited series field with three acting awards, won by its stars Kate Winslet, Evan Peters, and Julianne Nicholson. This HBO drama was also one of the favorites for the outstanding limited or anthology series, but The Queen’s Gambit eventually managed to come out victorious.

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards were hosted by Cedric the Entertainer on September 19th.

Full List of Winners at 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards:

Drama Series

“The Crown”

Comedy Series

“Ted Lasso”

Limited Series

“The Queen’s Gambit”

Actress, Drama Series

Olivia Colman, “The Crown”

Actor, Drama Series

Josh O’Connor, “The Crown”

Actress, Comedy Series

 Jean Smart, “Hacks”

Actor, Comedy Series

Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”

Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie

Kate Winslet, “Mare of Easttown.”

Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie

Ewan McGregor, “Halston”

Supporting Actress, Drama Series

Gillian Anderson, “The Crown”

Supporting Actor, Drama Series

Tobias Menzies, “The Crown”

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series

Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso”

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series

Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie

Julianne Nicholson, “Mare of Easttown”

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie

Evan Peters, “Mare of Easttown”

Reality-Competition Program

“RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Variety Talk Series

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

Variety Sketch Series

“Saturday Night Live”

Directing, Drama Series

“The Crown”

Directing, Comedy Series


Directing, Limited Series

“The Queen’s Gambit”

Writing, Drama Series

“The Crown”

Writing, Comedy Series


Writing, Limited Series

“I May Destroy You”

Writing, Variety Series

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)


Outstanding Variety Special (Live)

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