Julie Andrews, John Travolta, Alec Baldwin, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Hart, LeBron James and Stacey Abrams are among the nominees at Sunday’s double Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies at L.A. Live.
Sunday’s first ceremony will honor reality and nonfiction programming while the second will honor scripted and variety programming.
Andrews and Abrams are among the nominees for outstanding character voice-over performance, which will be presented at the first ceremony. Andrews is nominated for being the voice of the anonymous newsletter columnist Lady Whistledown on Netflix’s steamy eight-episode alternate history period drama “Bridgerton.”
Abrams, the former Georgia state representative who narrowly lost a bid to be governor in 2018, is nominated for her appearance on the animated portion of “black-ish’s” election special, portraying herself on a Zoom call encouraging Dre’s (Anthony Anderson) to run for Congress.
Last year’s winner, Maya Rudolph, is again among the nominees for supplying the voice of Connie the Hormone Monstress on Netflix’s “Big Mouth.”
Seth MacFarlane received his 11th nomination in the category, including three when it was known as outstanding voice-over performance, for supplying various voices on the Fox animated comedy “Family Guy.” MacFarlane is a four-time winner, most recently in 2019.
Jessica Walter, who died March 24 at age 80, was nominated for voicing spymaster Malory Archer on the FX adult animated comedy “Archer.”
The other nominees are from the Apple TV+ adult musical animated comedy “Central Park,” Tituss Burgess and Stanley Tucci.
RuPaul is seeking his sixth consecutive Emmy for outstanding host of a reality or competition program as host of VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
All but one of the nominees was also nominated last year — Gail Simmons, who joined Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio as nominees from the Bravo cooking competition series “Top Chef.”
The other nominees are Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O’Leary from ABC’s “Shark Tank”; Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness from Netflix’s “Queer Eye”; and Nicole Byer from Netflix’s “Nailed It!”
The Netflix makeover series “Queer Eye” is seeking its fourth consecutive Emmy for outstanding structured reality series. The other nominees are “Shark Tank,” the winner from 2014-17; PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow”; the HGTV home remodeling series “Property Brothers: Forever Home”; and the HGTV survival skills series “Running Wild with Bear Grylls.”
James is among the executive producers of the Disney+ series chronicling the origin stories of entertainers and athletes in their own words, “Becoming,” which is among the nominees for outstanding unstructured reality program.
The other nominees are Bravo’s look at the lives of the crew of a superyacht, “Below Deck”; Netflix’s “Indian Matchmaking,”; VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked”; and Netflix’s real estate series, “Selling Sunset.”
Sir David Attenborough has two opportunities to extend his winning streak for outstanding narrator to four years. The 95-year-old English broadcaster and natural historian is nominated for his work on “A Perfect Planet” and “The Year Earth Changed.”
The other nominees are Sterling K. Brown (“Lincoln: Divided We Stand”), Anthony Hopkins (“Mythic Quest”) and Sigourney Weaver (“Secrets Of The Whales.”)
The second ceremony includes the Emmys in guest acting and acting in short form series categories. Travolta and Hart are nominated for their roles in the comedy “Die Hart,” which streamed on the defunct Quibi service.
Baldwin was nominated for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for his portrayal of then-President Donald Trump in “Saturday Night Live’s” first episode following the 2020 presidential election. Freeman was nominated in the category for portraying himself on Netflix’s comedy-drama “The Kominsky Method.”
The other nominees were all nominated for hosting “Saturday Night Live” — Dave Chappelle, Daniel Kaluuya and Dan Levy.
Although “Saturday Night Live” does not air in prime time in the Eastern time zone, it is eligible for the Creative Arts Emmys and Primetime Emmys, which cover programs that initially aired between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. from June 1, 2020, to May 31, 2021.
“Saturday Night Live” is seeking its fifth consecutive Emmy for outstanding variety sketch series. HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show” is the other nominee.
The 2021 Creative Arts Emmys began Saturday with a ceremony devoted to such technical categories as cinematography, costuming, hairstyling and makeup with “The Queen’s Gambit” wining seven awards.
The seven-episode Netflix miniseries starring Anya Taylor-Joy as a female chess prodigy won for outstanding period and/or character makeup (non-prosthetic); outstanding production design for a narrative period or fantasy program (one hour or more); outstanding cinematography for a limited or anthology series or movie; outstanding period costumes; outstanding single-camera picture editing for a limited or anthology series or movie; outstanding sound mixing for a limited or anthology series or movie and outstanding sound editing for a limited or anthology series or movie.
“The Mandalorian” had 12 nominations among Saturday’s 36 categories and won three Emmys — outstanding prosthetic makeup, outstanding cinematography for a single-camera series (half-hour) and outstanding sound mixing for a comedy or drama series (one hour).
The Disney+ “Star Wars” series had four of the seven nominations for outstanding single-camera picture editing for a drama series, a category won by “The Crown,” which had two nominations.
“Pose” and “Saturday Night Live” also won three Emmys.
“Pose,” the FX drama spotlighting the legends, icons and ferocious house mothers of New York’s underground ball culture, won for outstanding contemporary hairstyling, outstanding contemporary makeup (non-prosthetic) and outstanding contemporary costumes.
“Saturday Night Live” won for outstanding contemporary hairstyling for a variety, nonfiction or reality program, outstanding contemporary makeup for a variety, nonfiction or reality program (non-prosthetic) and outstanding production design for a variety, reality or competition series.
“The Crown,” “Ted Lasso” and “WandaVision” each won two awards.
The Oscars won for outstanding production design for a variety special, beating out two other awards shows, the Grammys and Golden Globe Awards, along with “Friends: The Reunion” and “Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020.”
Awards in the top 27 categories in comedy, drama, competition, limited and anthology, variety talk and sketch series and the Governors Award will be presented at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 19.