Emmy 2021: What series are Netflix nominated for the ‘TV Oscar’?

    The 73rd Emmy Awards, set for Sunday (19), will return to its in-person format in Los Angeles to honor the finest series of 2020-2021. The technical and artistic award winners were revealed last weekend, but the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is still planning several surprises for the big night.

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    The Netflix collection includes six of the top candidates for the “TV Oscars” among the dozens of selected shows – including some surprise nominations. Do you want to know which ones? 


    The Queen’s Gambit, which dominated this year’s list of nominations, is about Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy), an orphan child who turns out to be a chess genius. But now, at the age of 22, she must confront her addiction in order to become the greatest player in the world. And the more you practice on the board, the more appealing the notion of escaping becomes. The chess player tale, one of Netflix’s greatest blockbusters in 2020, is up for Best Miniseries as well as three additional prizes in that category – Best Actress (Anya), Best Supporting Actor (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), and Best Supporting Actress (Moses Ingram).


    Bridgerton, Netflix’s newest sensation, is set in 19th-century London, when Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the oldest daughter of a great dynasty, must choose a suitable spouse. But the rivalry is strong, and it becomes even more so when the young woman meets the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), high society’s most sought-after bachelor. The public darling, produced by Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder), competes for Best Drama Series and Best Actor in a Drama Series (Regé-Jean).


    The Crown, now in its fifth and last season, tells the story of Elizabeth II (Olivia Colman), the longest-reigning monarch in British history. Since ascending to the throne at the age of 25, the queen has struggled to strike a balance between official duties and family connections, particularly with the marriage of Princess Diana (Emma Corrin) and Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor). The British monarchy tale, created by Peter Morgan, competes in five drama categories: Best Series, Best Actress (Olivia and Emma), Best Actor (Josh), Best Supporting Actor (Tobias Menzies), and Best Supporting Actress (Gillian Anderson, Helena Bonham Carter, and Emerald Fennell).


    Cobra Kai, based on the Karate Kid series, follows Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and Daniel Larusso (Ralph Macchio) 34 years after their legendary battle. When Johnny attempts to reclaim his life via the notorious Cobra Kai karate academy, their animosity resurfaces. Daniel chooses to start his own martial arts school after discovering that his opponent has reopened the martial arts center. The sitcom had been praised by reviewers and audiences but had never been nominated for a top Emmy, but in its third season, it entered the competition for Best Comedy.


    Emily in Paris, which was nominated for an Emmy for Best Comedy Series, follows Emily Cooper (Lily Collins), a young American woman who goes to Paris after getting an unexpected employment offer. She now has the opportunity to realize all of her ambitions, but she meets many obstacles along the road, including the fact that she doesn’t speak French, the difficulties in establishing friends, and romantic adventures worthy of a movie. Darren Star (Sex and the City) developed the piece, which will shortly be renewed for a second season on Netflix.


    The Kominsky Method, written by Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men), stars none other than Michael Douglas. He played Sandy Kominsky, an actor who strove for many years to gain Hollywood recognition but only had a fleeting period of triumph. He won the Wall Street Oscars for Power and Greed. Sandy is currently devoted to training young artists using his own approach. He has the help of Norman Newlander (Alan Arkin), his longtime agent and best friend, to do this. The show was nominated for three Emmys in 2021: Best Comedy, Best Actor (Douglas), and Best Supporting Actor (Paul Reiser).