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73rd Emmy Awards: The Crown, The Mandolorian, and other Emmy nominations to watch

Alfred Francis

Alfred Francis
Jul 14, 2021

Another Emmy season is here. Last time, the Emmys graced the comedy genre with Schitt’s Creek emerging as the winner against fantasy drama The Watchmen. This year, however, the battle is between a historical drama and a fantasy drama. The Crown, a historical drama based on the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her succession from 1940 is pitted against The Mandalorian, a sequel of the Star Wars franchise, narrating the story of a lone intergalactic bounty hunter. The Crown got 6 nominations in the 72nd Emmy Awards and The Mandalorian got 1.

Other nominations include Marvel’s WandaVision, The Handmaid’s Tale and the popular Saturday Night Live. Here is a list of shows which got the most number of nominations this year.

1
The Crown
8.7OTTplay Rating
Starring Olivia Coleman as the gracious Queen Elizabeth II, this Netflix-original series is based on real events and narrates the main duration of the reign. The series depicts events beginning with the resignation of Winston Churchill as Prime Minister and Queen Elizabeth’s marriage with Philip Duke of Edinburgh.
2
The Mandalorian
9.3OTTplay Rating
The series chronicles the life of a masked bounty hunter named Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal). In this sequel of the cult Star Wars franchise, The Mandalorian is tasked with kidnapping a galactic being of potent power. But realising the danger if that power gets to the wrong hands, the Mandalorian decides to fight against the remnants of the fallen empire and becomes a renegade warrior.
3
WandaVision
8.2OTTplay Rating
Wanda Maximoff and Vision had an amazing story arc going for them, but then Thanos came and killed Vision much to Wanda’s chagrin and viewer’s temper. But Marvel comes up with another reality in which Wanda and Vision are living happily married. But still, there are problems. Their lives are either getting mixed in timelines, or their children are growing fast and people are coming after them. But above all that, is this real? If this is real then who got killed instead of Vision in Avengers: Infinity War?
4
The Handmaid's Tale
8.7OTTplay Rating
The series talks about a dystopian scociety of Gilead. In this reality, United States failed in the civil war and an authoritarian government rules now. Because of law fertility rate women are captured and forcefully impregnated serving nobles as "handmaids". The protagonist June Offred ( Elizabeth Moss) is captured and separated from her husband and daughter. The rest of the series is about how she endures and survives this slavery.
5
Ted Lasso
8.2OTTplay Rating
American football coach Ted Lasso ( Jason Sudeikis) is hired to teach football to a European football team who will participate in the premier league by a jealous ex-wife who hates her husband and the team he owns. But she underestimated the coach. Ted Lasso is not a man who backs away. He takes on the challenge. Maybe he lacks manners, but he makes up for that with wisdom.
6
Lovecraft Country
6.9OTTplay Rating
Based on the novel with the same name by Matt Ruff, this dark-fantasy-horror narrates the adventures of a war veteran named Atticus Freeman. Atticus is summoned by his father to inherit his family legacy in Massachusetts. But the journey won’t be easy. There are a lot of monsters lurking in the shadows. But more annoying than the zombies, Atticus has to face extremely racist white men in his journey and has to fight back against them. It is either kill or get killed.
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