The Mandalorian ties for the most 2021 Emmy nominations, with WandaVision in second
Nominations for the 73rd Emmys were announced on Tuesday, and to the surprise of no one, Disney absolutely cleaned up, with 146 nominations across all categories. The media giant earned nominations all across its platforms and networks, but Disney Plus had a particularly standout morning with massive showings from both The Mandalorian and WandaVision.
The Mandalorian season 2 earned 24 nominations, bringing it into a tie with the latest season of Netflix’s The Crown for the most nominations of any series this year. Among a litany of technical awards, The Mandalorian also earned a nomination for “Best Drama Series,” as well as guest actor nominations for Timothy Olyphant and Carl Weathers and a supporting actor nomination for Giancarlo Esposito.
Disney’s other Emmy contender was WandaVision, which was submitted as a Limited Series for this year’s competition. The series earned a total of 23 nominations, including “Best Limited Series,” and acting nominations for both of its leads. Meanwhile meme-star Kathryn Hahn also got nominated for the series as a supporting actress. Disney’s other Marvel show, The Falcon and Winter Soldier, earned five nominations, including one for Don Cheadle’s guest appearance.
Elsewhere in the nominations, Ted Lasso had a particularly impressive day, earning 20 nominations. This brings Apple TV Plus’ soccer comedy just two nomination shy of 30 Rock’s all-time comedy record of 21 nominations. Perhaps the funniest part of the show’s nominations came in the “supporting actor in a comedy series” category, where it earned four of the categories’ eight total nominations — including one for the series’ co-creator Brendan Hunt.
Among the other highly-nominated shows and series are HBO’s Mare of Easttown, which earned 16, Netflix’s Queen’s Gambit, which earned 18, Saturday Night Live, which earned 21, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, with 21, and HBO’s Lovecraft Country, which had 18.