2021 Emmy Winners

We made it to Emmy night! Seth Rogen immediately called them out for having a roof when they promised an outdoor event, and then we were off to a show that had way too many stupid comedy bits. The funniest bits of the show were not from host Cedric The Entertainer, but were rather a few quips from presenters. From the categories below, I went 14/21 with my picks. Below are the winners (highlighted in blue) + a few thoughts.

Outstanding Drama Series
“The Boys” 
“The Crown” 
“The Handmaid’s Tale” 
“Lovecraft Country” 
“The Mandalorian” 
“This Is Us” 
Everyone knew this was coming. Respect to the majority of the cast and crew sitting in a fancy bar in London in the middle of the night. 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
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”
I love Olivia, and her speech was so lovely. She talked about how proud her dad would be as she just lost him during COVID, and she yelled "FUCK YEAH MICHAELA COEL" after her writing win, which just makes me love her more, but I'm shocked they went with her over Corrin.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Jonathan Majors, “Lovecraft Country”
Josh O’Connor, “The Crown”
Regé-Jean Page, “Bridgerton”
Billy Porter, “Pose”
Matthew Rhys, “Perry Mason”
I was rooting for Billy Porter, but O'Connor was great so I can't be too mad. He was so bashful during his speech, but I felt bad that he was the sole Crown person in L.A when everyone else was back in London. 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Gillian Anderson, “The Crown”
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”
Your majesty *kneels* I wish I could also give this award to Madeline Brewer too though. On a side note - Samira Wiley's entire LOOK tonight. My bi heart. 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Giancarlo Esposito, “The Mandalorian”
O-T Fagbenle, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
John Lithgow, “Perry Mason”
Tobias Menzies, “The Crown”
Max Minghella, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Chris Sullivan, “This is Us”
Bradley Whitford, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Michael Kenneth Williams, “Lovecraft Country”
This was my least favorite win of the night. Michael K. Williams should've absolutely won this, and I would've put all the Handmaid's Tale actors before Tobias too. The Crown won every acting category it was nominated in, and this is the one they should've sat out.

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
“I May Destroy You” 
“Mare of Easttown” 
“The Queen’s Gambit” 
“The Underground Railroad” 
This was the final category of the night, which I didn't get to watch because my local news just had to cut in and talk about some bullshit that wasn't even local. I really liked The Queen's Gambit, but if Mare of Easttown was going to dominate everything else...why didn't it win here too? This is a seriously stacked category, I can see why they saved this for last since Drama and Comedy were such locks, but even though I guessed correctly that Queen's Gambit would win, I guess I'm surprised after watching how the rest of the show went. Director Scott Frank won earlier in the night, and his speech was absolutely horrendous and almost made me feel bad for liking this show in the first place. 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
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 think this it the first  time Anya lost something for this role. While I was rooting for Lizzie or Michaela, I can't argue with Kate Winslet. She was great. 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Paul Bettany, “WandaVision”
Hugh Grant, “The Undoing”
Ewan McGregor, “Halston”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”
Leslie Odom Jr., “Hamilton”
What the fuck is Halston?

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Renée Elise Goldsberry, “Hamilton”
Kathryn Hahn, “WandaVision”
Moses Ingram, “The Queen’s Gambit”
Julianne Nicholson, “Mare of Easttown”
Jean Smart, “Mare of Easttown”
Phillipa Soo, “Hamilton”
I'm SOOOOOOO bummed Kathryn didn't win here. I really thought she would, but I can't be mad at Julianne Nicholson having an Emmy. She's excellent. I just wish she didn't have Kathryn's. Why can't we tie? 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, “The Queen’s Gambit”
Daveed Diggs, “Hamilton”
Paapa Essiedu, “I May Destroy You”
Jonathan Groff, “Hamilton”
Evan Peters, “Mare of Easttown”
Anthony Ramos, “Hamilton”
Peters was so sweaty and nervous during his speech I would not be surprised if he immediately vomited as soon as he got off stave. Paapa Essiedu was my dream win here, but Evans was wonderful in Mare and I'm happy for him.

Outstanding Comedy Series
“Cobra Kai” 
“Emily in Paris” 
“The Flight Attendant” 
“The Kominsky Method” 
“Ted Lasso” 
YEEEAAAHHHHHH I love this show. I cheered every single time it won. Give it everything. 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Aidy Bryant, “Shrill”
Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”
Jean Smart, “Hacks”
I really need to start Hacks. 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, “Black-Ish”
Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
Kenan Thompson, “Kenan”
I find Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso so incredibly sexy and I'm not sure what to do with these feelings. I'm just happy Twitter lets me know I'm not alone in these thoughts. 

Outstanding 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”
Hannah was the first win of the night and she was so excited. I love this win. How far she's come from Shame Nun.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Carl Clemons-Hopkins, “Hacks”
Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”
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”
In the words of Roy Kent "FUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCKKKKK yes!"

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” 
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” 
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” 
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” 
I got my wish of an Adam Driver reference during the writing speech. 

Outstanding TV Movie
“Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square” 
“Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia” 
“Sylvie’s Love” 
“Uncle Frank” 
Justice for Sylvie's Love

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”
I knew Foy was going to win this because how can they resist giving her another Emmy for her perfect portrayal of Queen Elizabeth, but I really wanted McKenna Grace to win. 

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”
I'm glad Lovecraft Country at least walked away with one acting win. 

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”

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”


  1. I'm bummed that Kathryn Hahn and Elizabeth Olsen didn't win. That makes me sad. At least "Agatha All Along" did win an Emmy for Best Song plus a couple of more Emmys for Wandavision in the technical categories so... yay!

    Now let's try to create a campaign for Loki and get that show some Emmys while I am eager to see what Miss Marvel is going to do as I'm more anticipating for that than Hawkeye though I think it would be cool.

    BTW, did you hear that Emma Watson was in consideration to play Yelena? The horror...

    1. I'm really glad it won for that song, I cannot believe Kathryn lost. I remember when Watson was up for Yelena. Life would not have been great for me lol

  2. Oh I am SO here for all of the Ted Lasso wins! The Emmys always highlights so many shows I'm yet to even start watching.
    The Flight Attendant in the comedy category though...?!

    1. I really need to watch that because you're not the first person that I've seen that was like "Wait, comedy?"

  3. Halston was a huge fashion designer where everyone from Cher, Faye Dunaway etc would wear his fashion. He was equally much into excess where he partied at Studio 54, partied hard and met the price by contracting AIDS and dying from. It I would love to see that movie. I had a feeling The Crown would win because I heard so mu h about this. I am not surprised at all that Dolly won since her husband has dementia now. I have to look at the fashions

    1. Apparently Halston was on Netflix too, and I have zero memory of it despite really liking Ewan Mcgregor. Whoops.


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