Watch: 2021 Emmy Nominations: Snubs & Surprises
It's rare that an award show turns out exactly how you hoped. So, it's not as if we were totally surprised by the 2021 Emmy nominations, which included some notable snubs and stunners.
Announced by father-daughter acting duo Ron Cephas Jones and Jasmine Cephas Jones on July 13, this year's batch of Emmy nominees featured some obvious frontrunners in the big categories—Olivia Colman from The Crown, Billy Porter from Pose and Kate Winslet from Mare of Easttown, to name a few.
However, the announcement did have some big surprises. For example, we did not expect Aidy Bryant to land a nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category, but we are so thrilled that she did.
Unfortunately, the day wasn't a celebration for everyone in Hollywood as some predicted contenders were left off the nominees list. Case in point: Bridgerton's Phoebe Dynevor received no love from the Emmys, even though her frequent scene partner Regé-Jean Page did. And how was Pedro Pascal left out of the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category when The Mandalorian, where he plays the titular role, was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series?
Make it make sense!
For all of the snubs and surprises, scroll through the images below.
Aidy Bryant in Shrill, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
For its third and final season, Hulu's Shrill finally got some Emmys love through Aidy Bryant's nomination in the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category. Aidy also received a nomination in the Supporting Actress category for her work on Saturday Night Live.
Phoebe Dynevor in Bridgerton, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Although Regé-Jean Page received a nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama category, his other half on Bridgerton didn't receive an Emmy nod. While we may've loved Phoebe Dynevor's neck acting in the period drama, it didn't land her the nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Mj Rodriguez in Pose, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
While there were murmurings that Mj Rodriguez would receive a nomination for her work as Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista in Pose, she wasn't necessarily a shoo-in. Thankfully, Mj found herself in the Lead Actress in a Drama series category, making history along the way. The Pose star is the first trans woman to be honored in a lead acting category.