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meet the first-time emmy nominees

These are some of the actors in the running at the 2021 Emmys.


The actress was nominated for outstanding lead actress in a limited or anthology series or movie for the show we all binged last year: The Queen’s Gambit.

Anya Taylor-Joy

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Bridgerton’s resident heartthrob — though sadly, he won’t be appearing next season — landed a nomination for outstanding lead actor in a drama series.

Regé-Jean Page


This might come as a surprise, but Cuoco was nominated for her comedic talents for the first time ever this year for her starring role in The Flight Attendant.

Kaley Cuoco


Everyone’s favorite soccer coach got an Emmy nod this year for his role as the titular character in Ted Lasso.

Jason Sudeikis

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Kaluuya has popped off in movies this year, but he landed an Emmy nom for his guest appearance on Saturday Night Live.

Daniel Kaluuya


Genius: Aretha earned the TV/film/theater triple threat her first primetime nomination . She won a Daytime Emmy in 2017.

Cynthia Erivo


The multitalented actress, singer and TV personality has finally gotten Emmy acknowledgment for outstanding actress in a short form comedy or drama series in Turnt Up with the Taylors.

Keke Palmer


Olsen was nominated for her role as telekinetic superhero Wanda Maximoff in the limited series WandaVision.

Elizabeth Olsen


In a historic nomination, Rodriguez is the first transgender person to be nominated in a lead actor category for her part as Blanca in Pose.

Mj Rodriguez


Corrin was nominated for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for embodying the late Princess Diana in the historical drama The Crown.

Emma Corrin


The Crown’s O’Connor also got a nod for his portrayal of Prince Charles.

Josh O’Connor


Lovecraft County star Smollett is in the running for outstanding lead actress in a drama series. Her costar Jonathan Majors is also a first-time nominee!

Jurnee Smollett

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Coel is nominated for not one, not two, but THREE awards for I May Destroy You, which she created, wrote, co-directed, starred in and produced.

Michaela Coel

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