The Crown and The Mandalorian leads with 24 nods each. The Crown tied with The Mandalorian for the most Emmy nominations with 24 nods, but the Marvel universe also bragged its position with runner-up as Wanda Vision.
The nominations reinforced the rapid rise of streaming, with most of the top-nominated scripted shows on services emerging in the past two years. Following up the top three categories- drama, comedy and limited series, broadcast networks scored only two nominations, for the NBC drama “This is US” and the ABC comedy black-ish.
Netflix’s The Crown received its fourth nomination for best series, and is likely the streaming service’s best chance to win its first-ever top series trophy. O’Connor and Corrin received lead drama acting nods, as did the series’ Olivia Colman for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, with a supporting bid to Gillian Anderson for her role as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Oprah Winfrey’s headline-making interview with the late Diana’s son Harry and his wife Meghan earned a nomination for best hosted nonfiction series or special.
The showings by The Mandalorian, an extension of the Star Wars franchise, and the inventive WandaVision featuring the Marvel characters Wanda and Vision, put the series in the ranks of past sci-fi and fantasy Emmy favorites Game of Thrones and Lost.
Input: Hindustan Times