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What To Watch: Emmy Nominees

The Emmy Nominations Awards 2021 nominations are full of great, streamable options like The Crown (24 nominations), The Queen’s Gambit (18 nominations), and Bridgerton (12 nominations). Most of the heavily nominated options are period drama pieces, but there’s tons of other options if that’s not your cup of tea.

If you’re looking to catch up on the Emmy nominations, be sure to watch these shows that can be streamed on various platforms.

Halston

https://youtu.be/yCgdWHwEnrg
Trailer Courtesy of YouTube

This show is about the legendary fashion designer Halston, played by Ewan McGregor, as he leverages his name into the worldwide fashion empire we recognize now. It’s fascinating and the costumes are to die for. You can stream the show on Netflix.

Nominations:

  • Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series (Ewan McGregor)
  • Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program, One Hour or More
  • Period Costumes
  • Period and/or Character Makeup, Non-Prosthetic
  • Music Supervision

The Queen’s Gambit

https://youtu.be/CDrieqwSdgI
Trailer Courtesy of YouTube

The Queen’s Gambit follows Beth Harmon, played by Anya Taylor-Joy. She’s a chess prodigy who battles with drug and alcohol addiction while trying to become the best chess player in the world. If you need a dose of badass girl power, this is definitely it. You can stream the show on Netflix.

Nominations:

  • Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
  • Lead Actress in a Limited Anthology Series or Movie (Anya Taylor-Joy)
  • Supporting Actor in a Limited Anthology Series (Thomas Brodie-Sangster)
  • Directing in a Limited or Anthology Series (Scott Frank)
  • Supporting Actress in a Limited Anthology Series (Moses Ingram)
  • Writing in a Limited or Anthology Series (Scott Frank)
  • + more!

The Crown

https://youtu.be/JWtnJjn6ng0
Trailer Courtesy of YouTube

The Crown is based on the award-winning play The Audience. The show follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to the present day. It’s a great show and the costumes alone will leave you mesmerized. You can stream the show on Netflix.

Nominations:

  • Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Olivia Colman, Emma Corrin)
  • Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Josh O’Conner)
  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Tobias Menzies)
  • Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Emerald Fennell, Gillian Anderson, Helena Bonham Carter)
  • Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Charles Dance)
  • Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Claire Foy)
  • Directing in a Drama Series (Benjamin Caron, Jessica Hobbs)
  • Writing a Drama Series (Peter Morgan)
  • Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program, One Hour or More
  • + more!

The Haindmaid’s Tale

https://youtu.be/81PyH5TH-NQ
Trailer Courtesy of Hulu

Adapted from Margaret Atwood’s famous novel, the show centers around a dystopian totalitarian society characterized by its obsession with the growing infertility problem. The very few remaining fertile women are enslaved and forced into reproductive roles in society. It’s disturbing and beautifully done, but definitely is not for the faint of heart. You can stream the show on Hulu.

Nominations:

  • Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Madeline Brewer)
  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (O-T Fagbenle)
  • Casting in a Drama Series
  • Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Ann Dowd)
  • Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Max Minghella)
  • Directing for a Drama Series
  • Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Yvonne Strahovski)
  • Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Elizabeth Moss)
  • Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Bradley Whitford)
  • Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Samira Wiley)
  • + more!

Mare of Eastown

https://youtu.be/bm7RmpzCeyk
Trailer Courtesy of YouTube

This limited crime series follows a detective investigating a murder in a small Philidelphia town. It’s streaming on HBO Max and has a whopping 16 Emmy nominations! The show is full of twists and turns, and is guaranteed to make you gasp out loud!

Nominations:

  • Supporting Actor in a Limited Anthology Series or Movie (Evan Peters)
  • Lead Actress in a Limited Anthology Series or Movie (Kate Winslet)
  • Supporting Actress in a Limited Anthology Series or Movie (Julianne Nicholson)
  • Supporting Actress in a Limited Anthology Series or Movie (Jean Smart)
  • Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
  • Writing for a Limited Anthology Series or Movie
  • Directing for a Limited Anthology Series or Movie
  • + more!
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