Streaming: Here’s All The Emmy Nominated Shows And Why You Should Watch Them

By Pamela Connellan
on 17 July 2021

The 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy nominations are officially in for 2021 and Disney is leading the charge with 146 nominations, closely followed by streaming giant Netflix with 129 nominations, while Warner Media — which owns HBO and HBO Max came in with 138 nominations thanks to having the two platforms. The Australian streaming platform – Binge – came in with 33 nominations.

Individual shows with loads of nominations include Netflix’s The Crown and Disney+’s The Mandalorian which came in with 24 nominations each, followed very closely by Disney+’s WandaVision which scored 23 nominations. But we shouldn’t leave out The Handmaid’s Tale which scored 21 nominations. As well, Saturday Nigh Live received 21 nominations and Apple TV’s Ted Lasso scored 20 – this comedy series broke records by being the most nominated comedy series this year.

In good news, artists of colour made up almost half of the total nominations across the categories. Michaela Coel, Mi Rodriguez, Rosie Perez, Bowen Yang and Kristen Anderson Lopez are some of the non-white performers who were recognised for their stellar performances.

As well, Rodriguez’s nomination for her role as Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista in Pose is historic because it’s the first time a trans woman has ever been nominated in the leading actress category.

In Australia, Executive Director of the Binge streaming platform, Alison Hurbert-Burns, said: “There are so many incredible stories among those nominated on Binge including I May Destroy You, which asks society to question the meaning of consent in contemporary life. We saw Kate Winslet like never before as a small-town detective in the unmissable crime series, Mare of Easttown. And Kaley Cuoco stepped into the limelight with her starring role in The Flight Attendant, which has been renewed for a second season.”

Even Friends: The Reunion special, received four nominations including one for Outstanding Pre-recorded Variety Special Category which gives direct recognition to Courteney Cox. The Friends reunion also was nominated for production design and lighting design/direction for a variety special and outstanding variety special.

Here are some more of the shows on Binge which received Emmy nominations this year:

Mare of Easttown


The crime-drama of the year, Mare of Easttown, starring Kate Winslet scooped up 16 nominations including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series with Winslet up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.


Michaela Coel, writer, director and star, of TV’s ground-breaking series, I May Destroy You, was recognised for her powerful performance (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie) with the series also receiving a nod for Outstanding Limited Series.


Dark comedy thriller, The Flight Attendant, received 9 nominations with Kaley Cuoco shortlisted for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, in her first role since cult hit, The Big Bang Theory. The series has been renewed for a second season set to stream on Binge.


Iconic drama series, Pose, made Emmy history this morning with Mj Rodriguez becoming the first transgender performer to be nominated for a lead acting role (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series), among the show’s 9 nominations including Outstanding Drama Series, with Billy Porter also shortlisted for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

Lovecraft Country scored 18 total nominations including Outstanding Drama Series with series leads Jonathan Majors (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series) and Jurnee Smollett (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series) shortlisted.


Based on a true story of the negotiations between Israel and Palestine which led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords, Oslo was nominated for Outstanding Television Movie.

To watch the above shows, simply go to Binge…

The winners of the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced on September 19, 2021. Read below for the full list of nominations.

Outstanding Comedy Series


Cobra Kai

Emily in Paris


The Flight Attendant

The Kominsky Method


Ted Lasso

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

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks

Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso

Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso

Jeremy Swift, Ted Lasso

Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Hannah Einbinder, Hacks

Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live

Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Juno Temple, Ted Lasso

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Rosie Perez, The Flight Attendant

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live

Daniel Kaluuya, Saturday Night Live

Dan Levy, Saturday Night Live

Morgan Freeman, The Kominsky Method

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Issa Rae, A Black Lady Sketch Show

Yvette Nicole Brown, A Black Lady Sketch Show

Jane Adams, Hacks

Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live

Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Bernadette Peters, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlis

temma corrin

Outstanding Drama Series

The Boys


The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale

Lovecraft Country

The Mandalorian


This Is Us

the crown
The Crown

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 Smollet, Lovecraft Country

Rege-Jean Page from Bridgerton
Rege-Jean Page from Bridgerton

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Michael K. Williams, Lovecraft Country

John Lithgow, Perry Mason

Tobias Menzies, The Crown

O-T Fagbenle, The Handmaid’s Tale

Max Minghella, The Handmaid’s Tale

Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale

Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian

Chris Sullivan, This Is Us 

Handmaid's Tale
Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country

Emerald Fennell, The Crown

Gilian Anderson, The Crown

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

Madeline Brewer, The Handmaid’s Tale

The Mandalorian

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Courtney B. Vance, Lovecraft Country

Charles Dance, The Crown

Don Cheadle, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier

Timothy Olyphant, The Mandalorian

Carl Weathers, The Mandalorian

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Sophie Okonedo, Ratched

Claire Foy, The Crown

Alexis Bedel, The Handmaid’s Tale

McKenna Grace, The Handmaid’s Tale

Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

I May Destroy You

Mare of Easttown

The Queen’s Gambit

The Underground Railroad


Outstanding Television Movie

Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square


Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia

Sylvie’s Love

Uncle Frank

Hugh Grant, The Undoing
Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant, The Undoing

Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Paul Bettany, WandaVision

Hugh Grant, The Undoing

Ewan McGregor, Halston

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Leslie Odom, Jr., Hamilton

Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Cynthia Erivo, Genius

Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision

Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit

Kate Winslet, Mare of East Town

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series Or A Movie

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Jonathan Groff, Hamilton

Anthony Ramos, Hamilton

Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You

Evan Peters, Mare Of Easttown

Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series Or A Movie

Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

Philipa Soo, Hamilton

Julianne Nicholson, Mare Of Easttown

Jean Smart, Mare Of Easttown

Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit

Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision

Outstanding Competition Program

The Amazing Race

Nailed It!

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

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

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