In 2020, Apple TV+ earned more than a dozen Emmy Awards nominations thanks to shows like Defending Jacob and The Morning Show. Now, in 2021, the original video streaming service has more than doubled its nominations. Unfortunately, we have a couple of months before we’ll find out who the winners are.
On July 13, 2021, the nominees for the 73rd annual Emmy Awards were officially announced. As is par for the course, it’s a ridiculously long list of potential winners across a variety of categories. Last year was pretty historic for Apple TV+, a fledgling service in the grand scheme of things picking up more than a dozen nominations.
But things are even more impressive this year. And, unsurprisingly, series like Ted Lasso helped the service shine amongst all the competing services.
For the 73rd annual Emmy Awards, Ted Lasso earned itself a nomination for Best Comedy. The show’s lead, Jason Sudeikis, earned a nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Meanwhile, Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nominations were handed out to Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed, and Brett Goldstein. Next, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nominations were handed out to Juno Temple and Hannah Waddingham.
In all, Ted Lasso picked up 20 nominations all on its own. That’s across 11 different categories. In addition to that, the documentary film Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry also earned nominations.
If you’re wondering why The Morning Show isn’t on the list this year, it’s because the series isn’t eligible. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the drama’s second season debut was delayed until later this year.
As for the other nominations, you can go check out the official list over at the Emmy’s official site.
In related news, Apple TV+ also recently picked up 19 Daytime Emmy Awards nominations, bringing the total to 25 combined nominations for a Daytime Emmy.