Nominations Emmy 2021 : 10 surprises et camouflets

Nominations Emmy 2021 : 10 surprises et camouflets

Pictured: (L to R) Jana Schmieding as Reagan Wells, Ed Helms as Nathan Rutherford in Peacock’s “Rutherford Falls”.

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While “The Crown,” “The Mandalorian,” and “WandaVision” earned Emmy nominations on Tuesday, there were quite a few shows – and actors – that weren’t shortlisted.

And then there were the shows and performers that no one expected to appear on the ballot.

We’ll have to wait until September to see who ends up bringing home the Emmys, but here are some of the shows that were among the more surprising nominations and those that were snubbed.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the full list of nominees for this year’s Emmys, you can do so here.

Snob: “Small ax”

Steve McQueen’s critically acclaimed “Small Ax” anthology, which won actor John Boyega a Golden Globe earlier this year, has received little recognition from the Television Academy. The series, which consists of five films telling distinct stories about the lives of West Indian immigrants in London from the 1960s to the 1980s, received only one nomination – Best Cinematography.

“Small Ax” is an anthology series that consists of five films that tell distinct stories about the lives of West Indian immigrants in London from the 1960s to the 1980s.

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Surprise: “The boys”

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys” is finally on the rewards radar. Heading into its third season, the superhero genre show won five nominations on Tuesday, including Best Drama Series.

The series explores what happens if overpowered people abuse their abilities. It has been well received by critics since its debut season in 2019.

Antony Starr est The Homelander dans « The Boys » d’Amazon Prime Video.

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Snob : « Chutes Rutherford »

At first glance, “Rutherford Falls” may seem like just another Michael Schur sitcom, but with a writers’ room made up of 50% Indigenous writers, the Peacock comedy is something more.

The series, which launched in April, follows Nathan Rutherford, a man considering his family’s (white) history in a town populated by people from the fictional Minishonka nation. The show’s cast is predominantly Indigenous, led by Michael Greyeyes as Terry Thomas, the manager of the local casino, and Jana Schmieding, Nathan’s best friend, Reagan.

“Rutherford Falls” was recently renewed for a second season.

Michael Greyeyes as Terry Thomas in the Peacock series “Rutherford Falls”.

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Surprise: “Emily in Paris”

Despite lackluster reviews from critics, Netflix’s “Emily in Paris” found its place on the Golden Globe ballot earlier this year and now it’s nominated for two Emmy Awards, including one for Best Comedy.
Lily Collins plays Emily Cooper in Netflix’s “Emily in Paris”.


Snob: “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”

The chemistry of Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan in the Marvel series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” was not enough to attract either actor to this year’s Emmy nominations.

The Disney + series, which questioned what it meant to be a black superhero in America, won a guest acting nomination for Don Cheadle and several technical nods.

Daniel Bruhl, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and Emily VanCamp star in Marvel’s “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” on Disney +.


Surprise : « Cobra Kai »

“Cobra Kai” has been recognized by the Television Academy in the past. He received a nomination in 2019 for Outstanding Stunt Coordination, but on Tuesday he entered the shortlist for Best Comedy Series.

With a fourth season on the way, the Netflix show has received good reviews from critics and is one of the most aired shows on the service.

William Zabka and Ralph Macchio reprise their roles as Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso from the “Karate Kid” in “Cobra Kai”.


Snob: “Mythical Quest”

Apple TV + ‘s quirky workplace comedy about the team behind a hugely popular online multiplayer video game has once again gone under the radar.

The series managed to land nominations for Best Narrator and Best Sound Editing, but did not land on the comedy series ballot despite strong critical reviews.

“Mythic Quest” was also snubbed last year. Cleverly written and well-performed comedy subverts expectations as it tackles everything from gender inequality to the struggle between the corporate world and the creative world of big tech companies.

Danny Pudi plays Brad in “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet”.


Surprise : Ewan McGregor, « Halston »

Ryan Murphy’s “Halston,” a look at the life of the legendary designer, has been criticized for his style with little substance. Still, it seems that actor Ewan McGregor’s charisma in the lead role was enough to earn him an Emmy nomination for Best Actor in a Limited Series.
Ewan McGregor stars in “Halston” on Netflix.


Snob: Pedro Pascal, “The Mandalorian”

“The Mandalorian” may have been tied for most Emmy nominations at 24, but lead actor Pedro Pascal was not voted best actor for the drama series.

Some have speculated that Pascal was overlooked last year as he spent most of the series wearing his iconic helmet and was aided by two stuntmen who took turns wearing the hunter’s costume. bonuses. Still, there are enough of Pascal’s performances, even with the awkward armor, to warrant a nod.

The Mandalorian and the child on “The Mandalorian” from Disney +.


Surprise : « Hamilton »

There is no doubt that “Hamilton,” a Tony Award-winning show, is a masterpiece. However, many were confused when the filmed production landed 12 Emmys on Tuesday.

Disney +, which aired “Hamilton,” was allowed to put the project in the special pre-recorded variety category, which it did for the technical Emmy categories. However, since there is no longer a variety performer category, the Television Academy has authorized Disney to submit its actors and actresses under the auspices of the TV movie.

“Hamilton” ultimately got seven different acting nominations in the major and minor categories.

Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Anthony Ramos star in “Hamilton”.


Disclosure: Comcast is the parent company of NBCUniversal and CNBC. NBCUniversal owns Peacock.


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