Los Angeles, Jul 13 (EFE).- “The Crown” and “The Mandalorian” have each racked up 24 nominations ahead of the 73rd edition of the Primetime Emmy Awards, one more than “WandaVision,” Marvel Studios’ first foray into television, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Tuesday.
Netflix’s series about the reign of the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II and Disney+’s science fiction series, the first live-action series in the Star Wars franchise, were both nominated in the Outstanding Drama Series category, with “The Crown” seen as the clear favorite.
They are joined by Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys,” Netflix’s “Bridgerton,” HBO’s “Lovecraft Country,” FX’s “Pose,” NBC’s “This Is Us” and Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a series based on Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel.
The nominees in the Outstanding Comedy Series category, meanwhile, are ABC’s “Black-ish,” Netflix’s “Cobra Kai,” the surprising “Emily in Paris” and “The Kominsky Method,” HBO Max’s “Hacks” and “The Flight Attendant,” Hulu’s “PEN15” and Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso.”
Disney+’s “WandaVision,” a miniseries set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that garnered a total of 23 Emmy nominations, is among the contenders for Outstanding Limited Series along with Amazon Prime Video’s “The Underground Railroad,” Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit,” HBO’s “I May Destroy You” and the critically acclaimed “Mare of Easttown,” which is the favorite in this category.
The nominations mark a big coup for Disney series, with “WandaVision,” “The Mandalorian” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” amassing a cumulative total of 52 nominations.
Although Netflix and HBO are still jockeying annually for Emmy supremacy, other platforms such as Disney+ and Apple TV+, whose “Ted Lasso” earned 20 nominations, are gaining ground.
Numerous Hispanics, meanwhile, will be in the running for the acting prizes.
Anya Taylor-Joy, who was born in Miami but lived in Buenos Aires until the age of six and holds American, British and Argentine citizenship, was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role in “The Queen’s Gambit.”
She will face stiff competition from British Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet, the star of “Mare of Easttown,” one of the TV phenomenons of the year; and Elizabeth Olsen (“WandaVision”).
Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Grammy Award and Emmy Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda is in the running for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.
An actor, producer, singer and playwright of Puerto Rican descent, Miranda has been recognized for his performance as Alexander Hamilton in “Hamilton,” an American historical fiction musical drama film that consists of a live stage recording of the 2015 same-named Broadway musical.
Mj Rodriguez, an actress born in New Jersey to an African-American mother and an Afro-Puerto Rican father, could bring home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in “Pose,” a series about the LGBT movement’s ballroom culture in 1980s and 1990s New York City.
In the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Rosie Perez, who is of Puerto Rican descent, was recognized for her role in the comedy-drama series “The Flight Attendant.”
Anthony Ramos, a New York City native who is of Puerto Rican descent, was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role in “Hamilton.”
The Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series features two big Hollywood names – William H. Macy (“Shameless”) and Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”) – but Jason Sudeikis is considered nearly a shoe-in for his endearing role as an American college football coach who is hired to coach a British soccer team in “Ted Lasso.”
The 73rd edition of the Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Sept. 19 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. EFE