Award season is upon us and the Emmys have come in hot this year with a fresh load of nominations from some of the industry's biggest comedy shows on air. From Outstanding Comedy Series to leading actresses and actors in the game, we're here to break it down.
To get started, the Outstanding Comedy Series is rife with competition this year. The nominations for the 73rd Emmys include Black-ish, Cobra Kai, Emily in Paris, and Hacks. Also included in the category are pen15, Ted Lasso, The Flight Attendant, and finally, The Kominsky Method. This elite category is stacked with eight of the Television Academy's top picks and will prove to be a difficult choice - especially with seasoned Emmy vets like black-ish who have been nominated nearly 20 times over the show's history.
And for this year's awards, Black-ish also has a stake in some other highly coveted categories. Anthony Anderson has been nominated for his part in Kenya Barris's ABC production. The co-lead of the show has nabbed another nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, marking his seventh nomination in the category! His co-star Tracee Ellis Ross has also grabbed a nomination in the women's side of the category, competing alongside other funny gals including Jean Smart, Allison Janney, Aidy Bryant, and Kaley Cuoco.
And for Netflix comedy lovers, a pre-announced winner has brought a lot of pride to one of the biggest comedies available on the streaming service. Saturday Night Live veteran Maya Rudolph took home the award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for her role as Connie the Hormone Monstress in Big Mouth. The Bridesmaids star beat out tough competition including the late Jessica Walter, Stacey Abrams, Julie Andrews, Stanley Tucci, Tituss Burgess, and Seth MacFarlane. Another early bird winner was Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso. The show's Theo Park took home an Emmy for his part in casting for the lighthearted comedy.
While some of the categories have been decided, much remains a surprise. So be sure to check back soon for all things Emmys and comedy...