Primetime Emmy nominations 2021 Primetime Emmy nominations 2021

The nominations are out for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The best animated program category features a bunch of familiar names, alongside one new one. Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, and South Park have all won the award multiple times. Big Mouth is nominated for the third straight year; it has yet to emerge victorious. Primal, the edgy action series from Genndy Tartakovsky, gets its first nod in the category (although it has won big at the Juried Emmys).

The vfx awards have been reconfigured this year: “best effects” and “best effects in a supporting role” have been replaced by “best effects in a season or a movie” and “in a single episode.” There is more turnover in these categories than in best animated program, although last year’s winners, The Mandalorian and Vikings, are both back with another shot.

In what is becoming a familiar pattern, Netflix and Disney+ dominate the animation and vfx categories: they have six nominations apiece. HBO and HBO Max, which together lead the nominations across all Emmy categories, have five between them here. HBO Max is competing for the first time, as is Paramount+.

Overall, streaming platforms have 19 nominations to linear tv’s 13.

The awards ceremony will air on September 19 on CBS and Paramount Plus, at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. Cedric the Entertainer will host the ceremony, which will take place at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater in front of a limited audience of nominees and their guests.

A list of all the nominees in the animation and vfx categories can be found below. For the full list of nominees in all categories, visit the Emmy website. The Daytime Emmy nominations were announced last month.

Animated Program
  • Big Mouth, “The New Me” — Netflix
  • Bob’s Burgers, “Worms of In-Rear-Ment” — Fox
  • Primal, “Plague of Madness” — Adult Swim
  • The Simpsons, “The Dad Feelings Limited” — Fox
  • South Park, “The Pandemic Special” — Comedy Central
Short-Form Animated Program
  • Love, Death + Robots, “Ice” — Netflix
  • Maggie Simpson In: The Force Awakens From Its Nap — Disney+
  • Once Upon a Snowman — Disney+
  • Robot Chicken, “Endgame” — Adult Swim
Character Voice-Over Performance
  • Jessica Walter as Malory Archer — Archer, “The Double Date” — FX Networks
  • Maya Rudolph as Connie The Hormone Monstress — Big Mouth, “A Very Special 9/11 Episode” — Netflix
  • Stacey Abrams as Stacey Abrams — Black-ish: Election Special, part 2 — ABC
  • Julie Andrews as Lady Whistledown — Bridgerton, “Diamond Of The First Water” — Netflix
  • Tituss Burgess as Cole Tillerman — Central Park, “A Fish Called Snakehead” — Apple TV+
  • Stanley Tucci as Bitsy Brandenham — Central Park, “A Fish Called Snakehead” — Apple TV+
  • Seth MacFarlane as Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire — Family Guy, “Stewie’s First Word” — Fox
Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie
  • The Boys — Prime Video — Sony Pictures Television, Inc. and Amazon Studios
  • The Falcon And The Winter Soldier — Disney+ — Marvel Studios
  • Lovecraft Country — HBO — HBO in association with afemme, Monkeypaw, Bad Robot, and Warner Bros. Television
  • The Mandalorian — Disney+ — Lucasfilm Ltd.
  • Wandavision — Disney+ — Marvel Studios
Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode
  • The Crown, “Gold Stick” — Netflix — Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television for Netflix
  • The Nevers, “Ignition” — HBO — HBO in association with Mutant Enemy
  • Star Trek: Discovery, “Su’kal” — Paramount+ — CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment
  • The Umbrella Academy, “743” — Netflix — UCP for Netflix
  • Vikings, “The Signal” — Prime Video — TM Productions and Take 5 Productions in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Interactive Program
  • Create Together With Joseph Gordon-Levitt — Youtube — HITRECORD, Brian Graden Media, YouTube Originals
  • Inside COVID19 — Oculus — WisdomVR Project
  • Space Explorers: The ISS Experience — Oculus — Felix & Paul Studios, TIME Studios
  • Welcome To The Blumhouse Live — welcometotheblumhouse.com — Little Cinema Digital
Main Title Design
  • Between The World And Me — HBO — HBO in association with One Story Up, BCP Literary and SoundSpeedz
  • The Good Lord Bird — Showtime — Showtime Presents, Blumhouse Television, Mark 924 Entertainment, Under the Influence Productions
  • Lovecraft Country — HBO — HBO in association with afemme, Monkeypaw, Bad Robot, and Warner Bros. Television
  • The Queen’s Gambit — Netflix — Netflix
  • Raised By Wolves — HBO Max — HBO Max in association with LIT Entertainment, Shadycat Productions and Scott Free Productions
  • Wandavision — Disney+ — Marvel Studios

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