'The Crown,' 'Mandalorian' lead Emmy nominations

Reuters

Posted at Jul 14 2021 12:51 AM

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LOS ANGELES — "The Crown" and "The Mandalorian" led nominations on Tuesday for the Emmy Awards, the highest honors in television.

HBO and HBO Max led all networks with 130 nominations, followed by Netflix Inc with 129.

Best drama series contenders include British royal series "The Crown" - which nabbed a leading 24 nods, including for many of its lead actors - and period romance "Bridgerton," both from Netflix, as well as LGBTQ drama "Pose." The "Star Wars" spinoff drama "The Mandalorian" also got 24 nominations.

Apple TV+ comedy "Ted Lasso," about an underdog English soccer team coached by an American, scored 20 nods. Its competitors for best comedy series include murder mystery "The Flight Attendant" and "Hacks," about a veteran female comic.

Crime story "Mare of Easttown," starring Kate Winslet, and rape drama "I May Destroy You" will face off in a strong best limited series field that also includes innovative superhero drama "WandaVision," which got 23 nominations

The Emmy Awards will be handed out at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Sept. 19, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer.

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