2021 Emmy Awards: “Ted Lasso” and “The Crown” Come Out on Top

Jason Sudeikis and the cast and crew of
Jason Sudeikis and the cast and crew of "Ted Lasso" with their award for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards. Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock (12452329bk)

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards happened on September 19 with Cedric the Entertainer hosting and the big winners of the night were Ted Lasso, The Crown, and the Queen’s Gambit.

The Crown swept all of the categories it was nominated in, winning seven awards, which was the most of any show. Among the awards the drama won were Outstanding Drama Series and actors Olivia Colman, Josh O’Connor, Gillian Anderson, Tobias Menzies won in the acting categories. The show also won awards for writing (Peter Morgan) and directing (Jessica Hobbs). 

Another big winner of the night was Ted Lasso, which won four including Outstanding Comedy Series and Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, and Brett Goldstein won awards for the acting categories.

The Queen’s Gambit also came out on top winning for Outstanding Limiting Series and Outstanding Directing.

Other big winners of the night included Hacks and Mare of Easttown with three awards each.

Here’s the complete winners list:

Drama Series

“The Crown”

Comedy Series

“Ted Lasso”

Limited Series

“The Queen’s Gambit”

Actress, Drama Series

Olivia Colman, “The Crown”

Actor, Drama Series

Josh O’Connor, “The Crown”

Actress, Comedy Series

 Jean Smart, “Hacks”

Actor, Comedy Series

Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”

Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie

Kate Winslet, “Mare of Easttown.”

Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie

Ewan McGregor, “Halston”

Supporting Actress, Drama Series

Gillian Anderson, “The Crown”

Supporting Actor, Drama Series

Tobias Menzies, “The Crown”

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series

Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso”

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series

Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie

Julianne Nicholson, “Mare of Easttown”

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie

Evan Peters, “Mare of Easttown”

Reality-Competition Program

“RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Variety Talk Series

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

Variety Sketch Series

“Saturday Night Live”

Directing, Drama Series

“The Crown”

Directing, Comedy Series


Directing, Limited Series

“The Queen’s Gambit”

Writing, Drama Series

“The Crown”

Writing, Comedy Series


Writing, Limited Series

“I May Destroy You”

Writing, Variety Series

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)


Outstanding Variety Special (Live)

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