From 'The Crown' to 'The Mandalorian': Meet the Best Drama Emmy nominees

Written By: Pragati Awasthi

Emmy Awards 2021: Meet the eight contenders in the Outstanding Drama category

The Crown

'The Crown', one of the leading series in the award shows over the years, has once again dominated the Emmy Awards. 

The Netflix royal family drama took 11 Emmy wins out of 24 nods — including Best Drama Series, Best Actress for Olivia Colman, Best Actor for Josh O’Connor, Best Supporting Actress for Gillian Anderson and Best Supporting Actor for Tobias Menzies.


The Mandalorian

Disney+ series ' The Mandalorian' led the charge in Emmy nominations. 'Star War' spinoff drama created by Jon Favreau, set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order, has earned  24 nominations.



Netflix most loved and watched series, 'Bridgestone' won a Best Drama Series nomination as well as an acting nomination for breakout star Regé-Jean Page. 

The 10 episode period drama, based on Julia Quinn's novel, follows the story of Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family, and her romance with the handsome Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page). 


Biggest loser?

'The Handmaid's Tale' was the first-ever streaming show to win the Best Drama at the Emmys. Hulu's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel strongly resonated with voters back in 2017.

Since then, the Elisabeth Moss-starring series offers a bleak portrait of an authoritarian America and has seen diminishing returns--in terms of both critical response and awards' tallies.

Still nominated for a whopping 21 statuettes this year, it has won zero in the technical categories handed out so far-- meaning it will become the 'biggest loser' in a single year of Emmys history if it fails to convert at all on Sunday.


Lovecraft Country

HBO Max popular horror series 'Lovecraft Country', which recently got cancelled after season 1, is up for 18 awards at 73nd Primetime Emmy Awards including the Best Drama series. 

The series based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff stars Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Major in the lead, follows the story of Atticus Freeman as he journeys with his childhood friend Letitia and his uncle George on a road trip from Chicago across the 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father Montrose. 



'Pose' raked in nine Emmy nominations in major categories, including its second for Best Drama series and the third for 2019 winner Billy Porter. Show star Mj Rodriguez just made Emmys history by becoming the first transgender performer to be nominated for an Emmy Award in a major acting category.


The Boys

American superhero series 'The Boys' just bagged its first Emmy nomination.

The show is based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The movie follows the eponymous team of vigilantes as they combat superpowered individuals who abuse their abilities.


This is Us

Long-running family drama 'This Is Us' nabbed a Best Drama series nod at 73rd Emmy nominations. This year, the show is up for six awards. 


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